IR Global Annual Conference in Barcelona ’22

Paoletti Law Group was honored to be a Membership sponsor for IR Global’s Annual Conference held in Barcelona, Spain last 22 October to 25 October 2022. This was a fantastic opportunity  to meet and re-connect with 350+ members who attended, and represented 75+ jurisdictions from all over the world. Guided by the theme, Shaping the (Read more...)

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) was established in 2004 as a financial-free zone having an independent legal and regulatory framework aiming to foster growth and economic progress in the nation. The DIFC was designed to establish Dubai as a gateway to western investment in the region.  DIFC has its unique and independent legal as well (Read more...)

Golden Visa in the UAE

In 2019, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered an option of a Golden Visa to foreigners for securing their plans of permanent residency in the country. The visa allows foreigners to live, work, study, or conduct business in the country without the need for a national sponsor. Who is eligible? Golden Visa shall be granted (Read more...)

Segnalazione illegittima

ABSTRACT : Si riporta un caso di illegittima segnalazione nei confronti del ricorrente, legale rappresentante e procuratore alle vendite di una società di attività cantieristica/navale, da parte di un istituto bancario. Si chiede il risarcimento del danno patrimoniale e non, derivante dall’illegittima segnalazione. Il ricorrente riceveva una raccomandata comunicante il mancato pagamento di un saldo, (Read more...)

ABSTRACT : IMBARCAZIONI ABBANDONATE – Applicazione pratica del diritto di ritenzione ed i rispettivi riferimenti normativi. Differenti modus vivendi del il diritto di ritenzione nei diversi sistemi giuridici: un caso concreto.

Il diritto di ritenzione si sostanzia nel diritto che sorge in capo ad un creditore di trattenere presso di se (e ottenerne la proprietà) di un bene oggetto della proprietà altrui fino al momento in cui il suo credito non venga soddisfatto (art 2756 c.c.). Il carattere eccezionale del diritto di ritenzione non ne preclude (Read more...)

Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) established its Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) with an aim to shield the financial center from exposure to potential risks and other forms of undesirable impact. The FSRA acts as a regulator of the banks and financial institutions functioning in the ADGM. The regulatory authority is a signatory to 115 (Read more...)

Incorporation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in DIFC

SPVs are special-purpose companies or entities formed to fulfill a specific object for a limited time. Its nature is independent of the parent company by which it is formed and has its legal status, assets, liabilities, and even separate accounts. This acts as a shield for the parent company and prevents it from bankruptcy when (Read more...)

Rapid Rise of e-Commerce in the UAE

On account of the Covid-19 outbreak, consumers had to rapidly shift to cashless payments and online shopping which resulted in a rise in e-Commerce activities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Apart from the role of the pandemic in this transition, some other causes for the surge in e-Commerce activities in the UAE are: Total (Read more...)

Laws that Tourists Visiting The UAE Should Know

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) with its exotic shopping malls is a prime attraction point for shoppers. If tourists buy products from a shop participating in the ‘Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme’ they can claim refunds for the Value Added Tax paid on the products. This scheme is only available for individuals leaving the country (Read more...)

Women related Laws in The UAE

In the year 2015, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government established a federal entity by the name of Gender Balance Council to develop and implement the gender balance agenda in the country. The council aimed at increasing female participation in decision-making positions. The overall objective was to position the UAE as a model for gender (Read more...)

Ultimate Beneficiary Owner (UBO) Declaration

Intending to curb money laundering, financial fraud, tax evasion, and terror finance, the UAE government is taking steps to ensure financial transparency. Many individuals take the advantage of the complex corporate ownership structures and indulge in such activities harming the interests of governments across the world. One important step to curb such activities is recognizing (Read more...)

Contractual Disputes in the UAE

The judicial process in the United Arab Emirates is fairly like most other countries, with one important difference: This has to do with the fact that instead of an accusatory system, it is an inquisitorial system.   For this reason, it is understandable that most investors, workers, and citizens in general prefer a more conciliatory (Read more...)

Small Claims Tribunal-Employment disputes in the UAE

In the legal system of the United Arab Emirates, the issue of employment and industrial relations is guided by a common law structure similar to that of the medieval Lex Mercatoria in Europe, in which the employers, employees and competitors could resolve their disputes through arbitration and mediation; the advantage of this system is that (Read more...)

Economic Substance Regulation in the UAE

The economy of the United Arab Emirates began as a mostly subsistence economy, based on fishing, pearl diving and dessert-accommodated transportation; nonetheless, there is an aspect of this economy that has stayed regular and unchanging from these early days to the discovery and extraction of oil: Trade. Since before the advent of modern civilization, the (Read more...)

IR Global London Conference & 10 Year Celebration

IR GLOBAL  – a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides legal, accountancy, financial advice to companies and individuals around the world. After the pandemic, the team has finally welcomed its members back to London for the annual conference and celebrated its 10th (11) year anniversary! Paoletti Law Group was honored to be a Headline sponsor (Read more...)

UAE’s New Labor Regulations

The UAE government has introduced some massive changes to labor laws of the nation through the new Federal Decree Law No 33 of 2021. The new law which will take effect from February 2022, is aimed at enhancing elasticity, resilience, and sustainability of the nation’s labor market and to promote flexible and competitive business environment (Read more...)

Cyberbullying Laws in the UAE

Cyberbullying is a modern phenomenon that has arisen as a product of two distinct convergent changes in XXIst century society, these are: Globalization: The increasing interconnectivity of individuals and groups through technology and global markets, which leads in turn to an increase in the abundance of telecommunications and electronic networks. Social Media: Tied in some (Read more...)

Green Visa in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) government in September 2021, announced its projects of the 50 intending to transform the UAE over the next 50 years. This set of economic and development projects have captivated the interest of foreign investors as this project is aimed at providing the nation and its residents a sustainable future. Amongst (Read more...)

Data Protection in the U.A.E.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become a major financial hub of the world where multinational corporations are establishing their base. The large-scale digitization of the economy post-Covid-19 generated massive quantities of data which the corporations used for improving their businesses. The ability of data to generate wealth makes it the ‘new oil’. However, data (Read more...)

(DIFC) Dubai International Financial Center’s Will Services

Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) was established in 2004 as a financial free zone having independent legal and regulatory framework aiming to foster growth and economic progress in the nation. DIFC has its unique and independent legal as well as regulatory framework in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Special DIFC court have been created for (Read more...)

Changing the horizon of Arbitration in Dubai

The Emirate of Dubai has through Decree no. 34 of 2021 (the “Decree”), made major changes to the functioning of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). The Decree has abolished both ‘the Emirate Maritime Arbitration Centre’ as well as the ‘the Dubai International Financial Centre Arbitration Institute’ and has transferred their employees, assets, rights, and (Read more...)

The law regulating Mergers in the UAE

The Commercial Company Law of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deals with the Mergers of companies across the nation. Article 283 of the Federal Law No. (2) of 2015 on Commercial Companies, allows a company with a special resolution passed by the General Assembly to merge with another company through the conclusion of a ‘Merger (Read more...)

UAE partially decriminalizes dishonor of cheques

Intending to discourage increasing crimes of bounced cheques, the UAE government had through Federal Decree Law No 14 of 2020 made changes to the provisions of the Commercial Transaction Law of 1993. The amendment decree came into effect on January 2022. The law has been changed to only punish individuals who (1) ask their banks (Read more...)

Enforcement of Arbitral Award in the UAE and surrounding challenges

The Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 on Arbitration is the primary legislation regulating Arbitration across the country. Article 52 of the law states that every arbitral award issued according to the present law shall be binding and enforceable like a court order. Article 55 requires a person to submit a request for recognition of (Read more...)

UAE introduces Corporate Tax from 2023

In January 2022, the Ministry of Finance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the introduction of a Federal Corporate Tax on business profits. Measures have been undertaken to incorporate the global best practices and reduce the compliance burden on the UAE businesses. The Corporate Tax is a type of direct tax placed on a (Read more...)

Prenuptial Agreements in the UAE

A Prenuptial agreement is a type of a written agreement between a couple yet to be married and consists of terms and conditions defining the distribution of the assets of the spouse during their marriage and post their divorce. There are also postnuptial agreements, which are essentially the same as prenuptial agreements but are entered (Read more...)

Inheritance law for Non-UAE Nationals (Expatriates)

Inheritance means handing over assets of a deceased individual to the legally entitled descendants and family members. It is usually advised to have a registered Will as in absence of it, several undesirable situations may arise, like freezing of bank accounts, investments, and a prolonged litigation process which could prove to be costly. The inheritance (Read more...)

Changes to the legal system of the UAE amidst Covid-19

COVID-19 ushered changes in the functioning of all the major economies around the world. Governments everywhere brought massive reforms to their administrative and legal functioning so as to keep growing effectively amidst Covid-19. The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also adopted various amendments to the laws which have brought massive transformation in how (Read more...)

UAE’s new data protection law: Rights of a data subject

The Federal Decree-Law no. 45 on the Protection of Personal Data came into force on 2nd January 2022. The new law applies to the processing of personal data (1) of a data subject who resides in the UAE, (2) by any controller or processor residing in the state, whether processing the data inside or outside (Read more...)

Amendments to the UAE’s Bankruptcy Law

The post covid amendments made to UAE’s Bankruptcy Law of 2016 are a drastic but necessary step to deal with the steep fall in the growth and profits of the companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In November 2021 the UAE government introduced the Federal Decree-Law 35 of 2021 to provide clarification to (Read more...)

The NEW Trademark Law of the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government passed the Federal Trademarks Law No. 36 of 2021 (“New Law”) which replaced the earlier Trademark law of 1992. The New Law came into effect on 2nd January 2022. The New Law has made considerable changes to the legal domain of trademark. The New Law broadens the scope of (Read more...)

The New DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022

Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) has finally released its much-awaited arbitration rules for 2022 on the 2nd March of this year. The recent DIAC Arbitration rules 2022 became effective on 21st March 2022 and is applicable to all the arbitration that will happen on and after the mentioned publishing date. The publishing of new rules (Read more...)

New Labor Law Highlights

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced the New United Arab Emirates (UAE) Labor Law (Federal Decree-Law No.33 of 2021) (“New Law”), which came into effect on 2nd February 2022. The New Law addresses changes in the work environment, recognizes the need for flexible working structures and aligns the relationship between the UAE laborers (Read more...)

Incorporation of NFTs in UAE

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is all set to trade in virtual assets as the country has released a ‘consultation paper’ for trade guidelines. Financial experts have initiated steps to bring digital assets such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) under the directory framework. The Free Zone Company and financial hub of (Read more...)

Foreign Direct Investment in the UAE

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) achieved significant growth in 2020 compared to 2019. The FDI reached $19.88 billion (44.2%) despite the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic that severely damaged the world’s volume of investment, trade, and economy. During the same period, the cumulative balance of the FDI increased, achieving 12.9% (Read more...)

Setting up of a Representative Office in DIFC and its Advantages

Foreign companies can promote their market or business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by setting up a representative office. For businesses looking to test the market, the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) provides a good low-cost option. The office is defined as a cost-effective parent company, enabling people in business to get the advantage (Read more...)

Setting up an SPV in ADGM and its Advantages

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a significant ecosystem for many ambitious organizations who want to benefit with their banking, wealth management, insurance, capital market activities and asset management in the most effective way. Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is a passive holding company that aims to guarantee specific liabilities and assets by isolating legal (Read more...)

Setting up a company in Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC)

Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre, or as we all call it, the DMCC, is one of the top-rated free zones in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). DMCC has been awarded “Global Free Zone of the World” by the Financial Times fDi magazine seven times. The Free Zone has welcomed corporations of all sizes with open arms and (Read more...)

Buoni fruttiferi postali

  Prevalenza delle condizioni indicate sul retro del titolo, o dei decreti integrativi (e peggiorativi) del ministero? Commento a Sentenza n. 251/2020 pubbl. il 26/05/2020 RG n. 1615/2019 Il Tribunale di Mantova, da ragione al risparmiatore. ABSTRACT: si è ribadito il perimetro di validità del dictum delle pronunce di seguito citate in ordine al fatto (Read more...)

Green Pass, semplificazioni e rischi concreti.

La legge di conversione 165/2021 ha apportato alcune interessanti modifiche agli articoli 1 e 3 del DL 127/2021 reativamente al controllo  delle certificazioni verdi sui luoghi di lavoro. La prima interessante modifica è quella che prevede la possibilità per i lavoratori pubblici e privati di presentare una richiesta scritta al datore di lavoro con la (Read more...)

Green pass, tra esigenze di controllo e rischi per l’incaricato

Il 15 Ottobre è entrato in vigore l’obbligo previsto dal DL n. 127/2021, per i datori di lavoro, di controllare il possesso del Green Pass ottenuto a seguito di vaccinazione o all’esito negativo di un tampone antigenico o molecolare a tutti i dipendenti, oltreché ai fornitori e ai consulenti chiamati a prestare la propria opera (Read more...)

The Breitling case: incorporated joint venture in Dubai

Today I want to discuss joint ventures and, in particular, a real case I dealt with a few months ago. But first I think it’s useful to spend some introductory words on what a joint venture is and what forms it can take. The term Joint Venture defines a form of collaboration among enterprises, with (Read more...)

Why a written contract is important

If you lose a 2 million dollar project because you forgot to finalize a contract, what can you do? Nothing, I’m afraid. If something like this happens, you can’t react afterwards and hope to fix it. That contract is lost forever. I’m not speaking about a hypothetical case, but of a real occurrence. Here in (Read more...)

Why a written contract is important (second part)

.In the last post I dealt with this subject – the importance of the written contract – which could seem banal, but which, on the contrary, is an issue that ought to be clearly put on the table. And so I’ve decided to go into further detail about this in a second article. If in the (Read more...)

Prevention is better than cure

Also in the law fields is better to prevent. Over the years medicine has taught families the importance of prevention, of taking care of ourselves to stay healthy and avoid illness. Unfortunately, the legal profession has not followed the same example and, even today, it’s common to hear the same opinion of a client I (Read more...)

Why should you get in touch with a lawyer to start a business?

Starting a business? Get in touch with a layer. Let’s start with a practical situation. After a trip to Dubai, an Italian entrepreneur in the food industry decides to enter the market there, realizing the Emirate offers many opportunities, particularly in light of the upcoming Expo 2020. Now, what can he do to get some (Read more...)

Doing business in Dubai: local partner or on your own?

In this post I want to go into practical detail and answer a series of questions investors ask themselves when they decide to implement a process of internationalization here in the Emirates. Tackling and solving these first questions is fundamental to the success of the whole venture, because building such a project is a bit (Read more...)

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