New compliance requirements in the UAE labour market in 2023

The new year has brought with it changes in the legal landscape in the UAE, especially in relation to employment and governance of labour relations. This Article deals specifically with two laws that employees and employers need to ensure they are compliant with, starting this year.

We did it again: Leading law firm Fichte & Co is now the first LLC registered law firm in the UAE.

The firm is committed to constantly evolving and growing by welcoming new partners and granting its continuity

What you need to know: The recent Unemployment Insurance Law No. 13 of 2022

On 15 September 2022 the UAE government issued a Federal Degree Law No. 13 of 2022 concerning Unemployment Insurance (“the Law”), which came into force on 29 September 2022 and applied to all workers (UAE National and Expats) in the private sector and the Federal government sector in the State.

Identifying factors driving the progress of the UAE’s Maritime Industry

The UAE’s unique location at the crossroads of global shipping routes and its constant drive towards innovation has enabled it to become one of the leading international maritime hubs. The maritime sector is a key pillar of the UAE national economy and has shown tremendous results in various performance indicators. The nation ranks third in …

Foolish to fake it: risks and penalties of not following Emiratisation rules.

“The UAE government policy to support Emiratisation or increased participation of UAE nationals in the private sector workforce has been around for several years now,” states Dr Laura Voda.

New Commercial Agency Law in the UAE – Key Takeaways

The commercial agency framework in UAE has been a key element of commerce.

Fichte and Co appoints Dr Laura Voda as Partner, strengthening its position in the thriving UAE legal landscape.

As the UAE continues to establish itself as an ideal hub for business, the need for reliable legal services continues to grow exponentially. With an increasing number of international companies setting up their operations in the country, navigating the local legal landscape can be complex and challenging. As a result, businesses operating in the nation …

Change of Options for Changing Times

This article was published on the Lexis Middle East Law Alert magazine, brought to you by LexisNexis Middle East and ACC Middle East (June-July). You can also download the digital version of the magazine by clicking on the link at the bottom of the article.

New “Dubai Future District” for Future Economy

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the launch of a new district combining the key commercial and financial hubs in Dubai and is dedicated to the development of the future economy under the name of ‘Dubai Future District’.

Stranded Sailors Waited 28 Months for this Day

A three-year stand-off involving 40 sailors and eight vessels off the UAE belonging to the same company has ended. It followed a long legal battle that saw the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) take action against Dubai-based Elite Way Marine Services. Effective June 6, 2018, the FTA banned the company from all commercial activities and also …