Legal Update

Proposed Amendments To The DIFC Employment Law

The DIFC Employment Law came into force on 14 January 2020 amending the DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019. The principal purpose of the amendment was to replace the concept of end-of-service gratuity with the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings Plan (DEWS) or an alternative qualifying scheme. The introduction of DEWS […]

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Dispute Resolution

DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022

Legislative changes continue to sweep across the UAE in an effort to modernise and align current laws with international standards.  This intent manifested itself with the recent publication of Decree No. 34 of 2021 (the Decree) concerning the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (and the discontinuation of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre) […]

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Federal Law

The Executive Regulations to the Labour Law

The Federal Law No. 33 of 2021 (the New Law) brought significant changes to the UAE Labour Law and was released well in advance of the effective date, being 2 February 2022. We highlighted some of these changes within our previous post. The New Law made reference to executive regulations […]

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Dispute Resolution

Litigating at the Dubai Courts – Litigation & Execution

The first factor to consider when a dispute arises is the correct forum in which to raise proceedings. The UAE has both onshore and offshore courts which operate differently and are governed by separate laws.  Often, parties will have entered into a contractual relationship and the agreed terms shall be […]

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Corporate/CommercialEmployment Law

2021: A Year in Review

Major developments have been implemented across the UAE in the last 12 months.  Legislators and regulators have continued to refine local law to improve and implement international best practice across the UAE.  We have highlighted some of the major developments along with a selection of anticipated changes.  EMPLOYMENT LAW UAE […]

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Employment Law

Amendments to the DIFC Employment Law

In February 2021, the DIFC Authority announced a consultation period on the DIFC Employment Law (DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019 as amended by DIFC Law No. 4 of 2020). The consultation paper came one year after the novel amendments to the DIFC Employment Law, providing an opportunity for clarification […]

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