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What does the relaxation of foreign ownership rules in the UAE mean for franchising?
  • Dentons
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 18 2018

The Cabinet of Ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently issued Federal Law No. 18 of 2017, which amended certain provisions of the UAE


Qatar’s Data Privacy Law - Ministry grants Further Extension for Compliance
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, European Union
  • January 18 2018

It is a year since Qatar became the first GCC country to enact a specific national law relating to data protection. The government has confirmed an


Choice of English governing law upheld over arguments of non-Shariah compliance
  • Dentons
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • January 16 2018

In 2007, Dana Gas raised US$1 billion of financing (restructured in 2013) through the issue of Trust Certificates (Sukuk). These were structured to be


Cabinet Decision No. (56) of 2017 on Medications and Medical Equipment Subject to Tax at Zero Rate
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 15 2018

Following UAE Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax and its Executive Regulations, on 28 December 2017, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed


Weekly Immigration Update: January 5 - 11, 2018
  • Fragomen Worldwide
  • USA, Peru, Australia, Poland, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, China, Ireland, Israel
  • January 12 2018

In United States immigration news this week, a Federal Court ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resume accepting applications to


Police Clearance Certificate to be Required for Employment Visas
  • Fragomen Worldwide
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 11 2018

The United Arab Emirates’ Cabinet has approved a law that will require foreign nationals seeking employment in the United Arab Emirates to submit a


UAE to require certificate of good conduct from some visa applicants
  • BAL
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 11 2018

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have said that beginning Feb. 4 new work visa applications must include a certificate of good conduct ( police


DCCA no longer requiring original documents for medical, ID registration services
  • BAL
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 11 2018

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority authorities have said they will no longer require original documents from foreign nationals immediately upon their


FTA Releases List of Designated Zones
  • Fichte & Co
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 10 2018

The Federal Tax Authority has issued Cabinet Decision no. 59 of 2017 on Designated Zones (“Cabinet Decision”) for the purposes of Federal Law no. 8 of


KSA: New Fees applicable for Foreign Employees & Dependants
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 9 2018

In 2013, KSA introduced its first levy payable by employers for every foreign employee over and above a 1:1 ratio with Saudi employees. This measure