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What Constitutes A Civil Court Case In Dubai And Abu Dhabi

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Dec 26, 2017 3:57:20 PM


Many prospective litigants perceive a civil case in the UAE legal system as being complex and confusing, especially for expatriates who are not familiar with a civil law system and don’t speak Arabic.

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Topics: Civil court case in the UAE

How To Protect Yourself From Scams In The UAE (Anti-Fraud Law)

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Dec 20, 2017 3:23:55 PM

UAE Federal Law No. (19) for the year 2016 In respect of Combating Commercial Fraud

The new anti-fraud Law No. 19 of 2016 designed to restrain counterfeit goods and other anti-commercial instances of fraud has come into force in the UAE. The new legislation replaces Federal Law No. 4 of 1979 in countering the Suppression of Fraud and Deception in Commercial Transactions.


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Topics: Anti-fraud Law

How Wills For Non-Muslims In The UAE Can Protect Expat Assets

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Sep 26, 2017 11:26:42 AM

Death is something we are usually reluctant to think about, let alone actively plan for. However, all non-Muslim expats in the UAE should consider how they can take care of their families in the event of premature death in the UAE by putting a local will in place.

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Topics: Non-Muslim wills in the UAE

Is It Legal To Work Part-Time In The UAE?

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Sep 19, 2017 12:40:56 PM

Around the developed world, the very nature of work is undergoing fundamental change. The emergence of the ‘gig-economy' based on flexible, often-freelance work is replacing large portions of the traditional full-time labour market in the Western world.

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Topics: Working Part Time Legally in the UAE

Things You Need To Know Before Leaving the UAE For Repatriation

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Sep 5, 2017 7:34:02 PM


Repatriation is inevitable for any expatriate living and working in the United Arab Emirates. At some point, you will leave the UAE and repatriate yourself and your accompanying family back to your home country. While this may seem simple, it can be fraught with pitfalls and problems unless you take steps to plan ahead.

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Topics: Repatriation, Leaving the UAE

Legal Steps To Take When Hit With An Unfair Dismissal Claim In The UAE

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Aug 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM


If there are three words guaranteed to strike fear in the heart of a business owner in the UAE, it is, "unfair dismissal claim." While many executives see an unfair dismissal claim in the UAE as a minefield, this need not be stressful or catastrophic commercially for the business by taking some elementary precautions.

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Topics: Unfair Dismissal Claim

Knowing Your Legal Responsibilities As A Sponsor in the UAE

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Aug 24, 2017 1:03:58 PM


In the UAE, one of the human resource challenges of managing a business is your statutory duty to meet your sponsorship requirements in the UAE to ensure your organization complies with UAE Labour Law.

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Topics: Sponsorship Requirements In The UAE

Real Estate Legal Requirements When Purchasing A Property In The UAE

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Aug 17, 2017 6:57:36 PM


Real estate is one of the UAE's key commercial drivers. Over the past ten years, the UAE's property market has matured significantly with the support of reforming real estate law.

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Topics: Real Estate Legal Requirements in the UAE

Article 257 Of The UAE Penal Code – A Criminal Offence For Arbitrators

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Jul 24, 2017 10:14:20 AM


The UAE has become an international trade hub, and the country has done a great deal to keep up with the current demands of international business regarding international arbitration. Indeed, most businesses now prefer arbitration as opposed to litigation due to the procedural and choice of law freedoms that it gives to the parties, as well as convenience of saving time and money.

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Topics: Articel 257 of The UAE Penal Code

UAE Labour Market Reform: Resolutions 765 & 766 of the UAE Labour Law

Posted by MIO Law Firm on Jul 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The UAE Labour Market Reform – Resolutions 765 of 2015 (termination of contracts) and 766 of 2015 (Labour ban) of the UAE Labour Law

The implementation of the UAE labour market reform was carried out over three resolutions which simultaneously came into effect on January 1, 2016. The aim of the Ministry of Labour was to create transparency in the employment relationship and ensure the supervision of contracts.

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Topics: UAE Labour Market Reform