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First Nullification of a Domestic Arbitration award under the umbrella of the new Federal Arbitratio

June 2019 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy.

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Recently, the UAE has promulgated Federal Law Number 6 for 2018 (UFAL 2018) at the time when procedures for ratifying of arbitral awards have been changed substantively. The new UAE federal law (hereafter referred to as UFAL 2018) has replaced the enforceability of Articles 203-218 of the Civil transaction code promulgated by law number 11 of 1992 (hereafter referred to as CPC). These provisions were mainly linked to the definition of the Arbitration clause, types of disputes that could be resolved by arbitration and that show how to ratify such awards by Dubai courts in order to execute reliefs awarded thereof . The UFAL 2018 stipulated that the provisions of the said law shall be only applicable to all ongoing arbitration proceedings from the time the law came into force.

UAE Employment Essentials for Employers, Entrepreneurs and Investors

May 2019 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy.

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I.            Introduction

UAE Federal Law No. 8/1980 as amended (the "Labor Law") governs all employment matters apart from government employees, agricultural and domestic employees, and employees working in the Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC") and the Abu Dhabi Global Market ("ADGM"). Both the DIFC and ADGM are economic free zones that are separate jurisdictions and have their own employment laws to which the Labor Law does not apply. All other free zones located within the UAE have their respective employment rules and regulations that are in accordance with the Labor Law.