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Criminal Liability in UAE: for Derogatory Messages on Social Networks

2020-10-22T09:16:49+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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 [...]

Salaried NRIs not affected by new Residency Rules of India

2020-10-22T09:18:58+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Salaried NRIs not affected by new Residency Rules of India Existing Framework for Residency in India With a population of over 1.3 Billion, there are a large number of Indians who reside and work outside India or have businesses outside India. In India, the tax laws are applicable to only a resident of the country, [...]

Immigration Alert- Visa Extensions due to Covid-19 stand revised

2020-10-22T09:19:29+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Immigration Alert- Visa Extensions due to Covid-19 stand revised The UAE Cabinet has announced the cancellation of its earlier decision to extend the validity of visas and entry permits from March 1st 2020 until December 31st December 2020, and put in place revised visa regulations effective July 11th 2020. This decision has been taken keeping in [...]

Consumer protection regime in the UAE

2020-06-28T12:59:39+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Consumer protection regime in the UAE Consumers are the backbone of our economy. Therefore, it is necessary for every jurisdiction to ensure sufficient protection of their interests. A market wherein the consumers’ interests are safeguarded and protected is beneficial not only for the consumers but also for the businesses as well, since consumers will be [...]

Introduction to Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Why it is a Preferred Financial Free-zone

2020-06-28T12:59:08+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

Introduction to Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Why it is a Preferred Financial Free-zone What is ADGM? Abbreviated as ADGM, Abu Dhabi Global Market is a globally acclaimed and award-winning international financial/commercial center/free zone located in Al-Maryah Island of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was established in 2015 by Federal Decree No. (15) [...]

CBUAE Targeted Economic Support Scheme

2020-10-22T09:20:32+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Lexwins by Goodwins Law Corporation|Tags: , , |

CBUAE Targeted Economic Support Scheme On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 as a pandemic. While the extent to which the virus may have the ability to disrupt the economies of the world is yet to be ascertained, it has come at a time where the global economies [...]