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  • 5 Changes to the UAE Labour Law in 2024
    In a significant move towards enhancing workers’ rights and improving the overall labor landscape in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recent amendments to the UAE Labour Law in 2024 have been introduced. Enforced from 1st January 2024, these changes primarily focus on streamlining the labor complaint process, providing workers with […]
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  • Enforcement of Uk Judgments in the Uae
    In an effort to strengthen judicial continuity, on 13 September 2022, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) Ministry of Justice issued a letter to the Director General of the Dubai courts confirming the enforcement of judgments issued in the courts of the United Kingdom (“UK”) through the principle of reciprocity. The […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Litigating at the Dubai Courts
    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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