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Landmark Reforms Announced in the UAE Companies Law

2020-11-29T15:49:02+04:00November 29th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Landmark Reforms Announced in the UAE Companies Law IntroductionOver the last few years, the UAE has embarked upon a concerted drive to establish itself as a globalized center which attracts a wide array of talent from a diverse assembly of nationalities and cultures. To execute this vision, there have been a flurry of socio-economic legislations [...]

The Concept of Compensation for Civil Wrongs in the UAE

2020-11-19T13:50:04+04:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

The Concept of Compensation for Civil Wrongs in the UAE Introduction Tort is a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. Tort law and the wrongs it encompasses are a common law construct and fall squarely within the domain of civil disputes pertaining to injuries caused [...]

Do start-ups prefer copyright over trademark for their business?

2020-11-12T13:40:27+04:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Do start-ups prefer copyright over trademark for their business? Introduction The United Arab Emirates is a leading global hub, attracting investors and providing upcoming startups with an encouraging regulatory climate to grow within. As such, applications for intellectual property protection have risen steadily with both incumbents and new aspirants seeking to protect their ideas [...]

Data Protection and Employee Monitoring in the UAE

2020-11-05T08:27:59+04:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Data Protection and Employee Monitoring in the UAE Introduction Employee Monitoring can be defined as a series of initiatives taken by the employers to keep an eye on the activities of their employees through the use of surveillance methods. Some of the common ways through which employees can be monitored are telephone tapping, email [...]

UAE ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE REGULATIONS [Cabinet Resolution No. 57/2020]

2020-10-31T05:35:20+04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

UAE ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE REGULATIONS [Cabinet Resolution No. 57/2020] BackgroundThe United Arab Emirates had introduced the Economic Substance Regulations (“ESR”) (Cabinet Decision No. 31/2019) [“Original Regulations”], which came into effect on 30th April 2019. The Ministry of Finance had issued a guidance on the application of the Regulations which was enforced on 11th September 2019 (Ministerial [...]

Criminal Liability in UAE: for Derogatory Messages on Social Networks

2020-10-22T09:16:49+04:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Criminal Liability in UAE: for Derogatory Messages on Social Networks Introduction The Electronic Applications prevalent in the social media networks enable the users to send messages through the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, etc. These widely used messaging apps, reduce communication times and helping people keep in touch in an unprecedented revolution in technology. [...]

Transfer of Funds from India to UAE

2020-10-15T13:46:45+04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Transfer of Funds from India to UAE Introduction Most countries globally employ certain foreign exchange controls in order to keep a check on both the inflow and outflow of currency from one state to another. Similarly, the Foreign Exchange Management Act of 1999 as amended (FEMA), and the Directions issued by the Reserve Bank [...]

PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE: Covid-19 & Food Security in the UAE

2020-10-22T09:18:28+04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE: Covid-19 & Food Security in the UAE Due to challenges such as severe weather conditions, limited fresh water resources and the geographical terrain, local food production in UAE has traditionally been minimal. Whereas the average annual food consumption per capita is estimated at 700 Kilograms, the UAE imports between 80 to [...]

DIFC Data Protection Law 2020 – PART 1

2020-10-19T06:07:13+04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

DIFC Data Protection Law 2020 – PART I Introduction The new Data Protection Law of 2020 (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020) (the “New Law”) enacted by the DIFC came into force on 1st July, 2020. The New Law repeals the existing DIFC Data Protection Law (Law No. 1 of 2007 (as amended) (“Old [...]

UAE Approves Federal Law to Protect Consumers

2020-09-24T13:20:36+04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

UAE Approves Federal Law to Protect Consumers “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts, it’s our Job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better” – Jeff Bezos. However, with increasing levels of development, while some companies respect the [...]