Abu Dhabi ADGM adds addendun to EU SCCs for data protection and privacy laws image ADGM

Privacy laws: Abu Dhabi Global Market adds addendum to EU clauses

ADGM is the first in the region to issue this addendum to the EU clause

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These are the highest paying jobs in the UAE for 2024

The UAE job market, while continuing to attract new talent, is stabilising as we head into the new year

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UAE: MoEc offers free contract templates to help new companies, startups

The initiative aims to support Emirati startups by enabling their access to contract templates needed for the establishment of companies and business activities

Dubai Public Prosecution enables smart Fine payment service

Dubai Public Prosecution launches fine payment service, enables travel ban to be lifted automatically

The service enables parties in a criminal case to pay the issued fine and automatically have their travel ban lifted after the court’s verdict is issued

DIFC Courts sets new record with AED 15 billion in claims in H1 2023 Image: DIFC Courts

DIFC Courts reports Dhs15bn in claims value in H1 2023

There was an increase in the total number of cases across all divisions, with 455 cases filed

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Abu Dhabi sees 40% drop in labour dispute cases

The decline in labour cases reflects the success of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department’s campaigns to raise awareness of the legal rights of employees

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Speedy execution of new strategy raises appeal of DIFC Courts jurisdiction in H1 2022

The volume of cases across all divisions at DIFC Courts recorded a 10 per cent increase in the first half of 2022, compared with the first six months of 2021

Why it is essential for non-Muslim expats in the UAE to have a registered will

Non-Muslim expatriates can now register their wills online

UAE’s amended law on the decriminalisation of bounced cheques to take effect in Jan 2022

The scope for criminalisation of returned cheques due to insufficient funds has been narrowed and confined to cases of bad faith and other cheque crimes

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UAE issues decree to hold ministers and senior officials accountable

During the investigation, the UAE general prosecutor can ban a minister or an official from travelling and freeze their assets


Abu Dhabi court imposes hefty fines, jail terms on 40 people, 8 companies for money laundering

The accused are charged with creating a fraudulent digital platform through which they engaged in illegal economic activities

American father-son duo sentenced to jail for helping Carlos Ghosn escape

Michael Taylor, 60, received a sentence of two years and his 28-year-old son, Peter Taylor, was handed a 20-month sentence

UAE warns of strict penalties for acts of public indecency

A repeat offender will face imprisonment for a period of not less than three months and a fine of up to Dhs100,000, or one of the two

Dubai registers 670 drunk driving cases in 2020

The Dubai Traffic Prosecution recorded a 41 per cent year-on-year decline in the number of traffic cases in 2020

Saudi executes three soldiers for ‘high treason’

An investigation allegedly uncovered their collaboration over plots against Saudi Arabia’s military interests, security and stability

Dubai Police arrests group of people for appearing in ‘indecent video’ shared online

The accused could face up to six months in jail and a fine of Dhs5,000

Saudi’s Nazaha arrests several people on corruption, embezzlement charges

Legal procedures against the accused are currently underway

Abu Dhabi court fines four people, jewellery firm Dhs90m for money laundering, fraud

Each of the four defendants has been handed a five-year imprisonment term followed by deportation and a fine of Dhs10m

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Cover story: Emirati lawyer Youssef Al-Bahar on the UAE taking the right stand

The UAE’s flexible and proactive legal system is helping the country tackle issues such as cybercrime while also keeping an eye on the future

UAE establishes one-day courts to expedite minor cases

The aim is to reduce the backlog of cases in the courts

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Abu Dhabi to start specialised courts as part of legal overhaul

The specialised courts will review family lawsuits and other civil cases including rental disputes


Abu Dhabi jails six, slaps fines of Dhs160m on money laundering charges

The accused, also involved in drug trafficking, were found guilty of using exchange houses to transfer illegal funds to Pakistan

UAE to allow 100% foreign business ownership: Key points to note

The new decision is hoped to enhance the UAE’s attractiveness for investment and business growth

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BR Shetty plans ‘imminent’ return to the UAE to support investigation into NMC

The NMC Health founder denies wrongdoing and says he has “complete faith in the justice system of the UAE”


Financial tribunal delivers verdict against Al Masah; issues statement regarding Shailesh Dash

The tribunal noted that Shailesh Dash exhibited “a formidable mastery of the arguments”


Dubai Police arrest DJ, two others for throwing party in breach of Covid-19 regulations

They were arrested after a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms


Man arrested, fined Dhs50,000 for breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules in Dubai

The man, who posted a video on social media saying he had gone out to buy coffee despite being infected with the virus, was charged with “endangering his life and that of others”

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Two British nationals arrested in Dubai on charges of drug peddling

The penalty for personal possession can be up to 10 years imprisonment, and drug trafficking can result in a life sentence

Midday work ban in the UAE to begin from June 15

Any establishment that does not comply with the midday work ban will face a fine of Dhs5,000 per worker