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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or


Managing Partner, Fareya Azfar, selected by Gulf Business Magazine in its “30 under 30 Power List

September 2012. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

Managing Partner, Fareya Azfar, selected by Gulf Business Magazine in its 30 under 30 Power List which was publsihed in August 2012. This listing featured the region’s most prominent leaders and achievers under the age of 30. As per Gulf Business these 30 individuals, within which Fareya Azfar was ranked # 12, for their potential to significantly influence their respective sectors.

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TLG is proud to announce their latest achievement in the realm of property disputes in Dubai

January 2012. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

The Legal Group (“TLG”) is proud to announce their latest achievement in the realm of property disputes against Mrasem LLC, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, the developer of the world’s tallest tower “Burj Khalifa”.

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TLG wins verdict against a self-proclaimed developer of the world’s tallest residential tower

November 2011. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

This famous UAE based Real Estate Property developer was more than three years delayed in the construction of its pride and shine, monumental real estate project in the emirates of Dubai. The developer attempted to justify the delay in construction by using various defences the most relied on and forceful of which was that the delay was caused as a result of occurrence of several Force Majeure events.

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TLG announces the opening of its new office to house its newest attorneys

July 2011. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

TLG announces the opening of its new law office in the Old Town Island of Emirates of Dubai, opened to welcome and house its five newest attorneys. The office marks the firm’s third location in Middle East and second in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa itself, managing partner Fareya Azfar is leading the initiative.

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TLG successfully persuades Dubai Courts to lift the corporate veil

July 2011. Press Releases by TLG (The Legal Group) (view listing).

April 2011 TLG wins a landmark verdict from the Dubai Court of First Instance whereby the court in a sweeping judgment effectively lifted the ‘veil of incorporation’ and held the shareholders of a limited liability company to have been personally culpable for the misapplication of the funds carried out through the medium of the company.

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Legal Developments in United Arab Emirates

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Federal Penal Code Amendments

    In the latest development in an eventful year, Federal Decree-Law 24 of 2018 introduces amendments to the Federal Penal Code, originally enacted as Federal Law 3 of 1987. 
  • New Anti-Money Laundering Law

    The new anti-money laundering ( AML ) law of the UAE took effect at the end of October 2018. Containing features recommended by the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ), the new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE. 
  • Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus

    The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation, addressing and in many ways updating areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law ) and Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law ). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects. Importantly, the New Banking Law and the New AML Law have together enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information under UAE law, in particular where financial and legal service providers and their customers and clients are concerned. 
  • Get 100% Foreign Ownership Today in Dubai

    Freezones have always been the topic of discussion in the U.A.E. Amongst the various benefits, 100% foreign ownership is one of the advantages which is enjoyed the most by investors in these freezone companies. In the below article, our Company Setup Specialist, Neelesh Pillai talks about everything that you need to know about setting up a Freezone branch in Mainland.
  • Overview of the Bankruptcy Proceedings and Preventive Measures in the UAE

    Before the approval of the UAE Federal Decree Law No. 9 of 2016 (the “Bankruptcy Law”) by the UAE Cabinet on 4 September 2016, the bankruptcy proceedings were regulated under the Commercial Code and were limited to court-driven proceeding addressed to liquidate companies rather than assist in restructuring their debts. This new law puts some light on the regulation on how companies should deal with their financial issues. In below article, our Associate from the Dispute Resolution department, Ahmed Salih talks about the bankruptcy proceedings and the preventive measures in the UAE. With over 10 years of experience in the UAE and Sudan , Litigator Ahmed Salih specializes in Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Civil Claims, Labour Disputes, Shari'a Law, personal status cases, Real Estate Claims, and Bankruptcy.
  • Time-bars, time limits and deadlines for legal cases under UAE law

    Under UAE civil law – like in other civil law systems – not all time-bars are mentioned and dealt with in one particular statue. Our Partner, Alessandro Tricoli , and Senior Associate, Shehab Mamdouh explains the different time bars, time limits and deadlines for legal cases under UAE law.
  • Seven Things to Know About Filing a Bankruptcy Petition in the UAE

    The absence of a legal framework for bankruptcy has long been a hindrance to UAE business. In the absence of proper bankruptcy laws, even a bounced cheque could land an entrepreneur in jail. The implementation of the relatively new bankruptcy law in the UAE is a huge step forward in improving the country’s economic and regulatory environment.
  • UAE Shipping Companies Seek VAT Exemption

    The UAE has climbed to sixth place in 2017 from seventh in 2015 on the list of the future leading maritime capitals.
  • Digital Directions

    Digital assets are the foundation of the new economy, and the developments of it continue to hit the headlines regularly. Our Partner & Head of Commercial & Technology, Irina Heaver explains different regulations depending on the nature of the specific assets.  This article was also published in LexisNexis - Middle East. 
  • All You Need to Know About Debt Recovery Procedures in the UAE

    According to the 2018 Global Ranking on Debt Collection, UAE is one of the most challenging places in the world for recovering the debt. With this in mind, keeping an eye on your cash-flow and expenditures are more vital than ever! Fichte & Co.’s dedicated Corporate and Litigation teams provide specialized commercial advice both for creditors and debtors and offer a tailor-made solution, including methods of recovery involving both judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings. Our debt recovery services minimize the time and expenditure involved in the pursuit of defaulting companies or individuals by applying a “No Cure – No Pay” policy. In the below article, our Associate & Litigator, Moaz Mustafa explains the debt recovery process, the court procedures and the time limitation in the UAE.