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Prepare your business to comply with the UAE Economic Substance Regulations

In response to an assessment of the UAE’s tax framework by the European Union (‘EU’), the UAE introduced a Resolution on the Economic Substance Regulations (the ‘Regulations’) on 30 April 2019. The Regulations require UAE mainland and free zone ... read more

New JAFZA Regulations 2018
By Pooja Puri, Corporate Secretary at Motei & Associates
October 31, 2018

The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (‘JAFZA’ / the ‘Authority’) has recently issued JAFZA Offshore Companies Regulations, 2018 (‘New Regulations’) applicable to the Offshore Companies formed with the Authority and shall repeal and replace the ... read more

Overview of the new taxation regime to be implemented in the UAE
By Zina Adjal, Corporate/ Commercial Associate of Motei & Associates
May 15, 2017

It has been estimated that the introduction of a value-added tax (VAT) in the UAE will generate Dh12 billion of additional revenues. According to the UAE Ministry of Finance, “VAT will provide our country with a new source of income which will ... read more

Creative Entrepreneurs: How to Set Up your Free Zone Business in Dubai
By Zina Adjal, Corporate/ Commercial Associate of Motei & Associates
February 1, 2017

Dubai is a cosmopolitan global city, home to a thriving international community of creative, dynamic professionals. Entrepreneurs wishing to establish businesses within the creative realm can move their project forward by establishing their ... read more

How to Protect International Trademarks in the UAE
By Zina Adjal, Corporate/ Commercial Associate of Motei & Associates
January 16, 2017

We often encounter cases where entrepreneurs have decided to expand their business outside of their home country in order to venture in the UAE without properly protecting their brand. It is fundamental to have knowledge of the UAE trademark ... read more

Opening a Corporate Bank Account in the UAE for Offshore Companies
By Zina Adjal, Corporate/ Commercial Associate of Motei & Associates
January 4, 2017

Newly incorporated companies often seek to open a bank account in the UAE. If the process might happen to be quite simple for free zone and onshore companies, the same cannot be said for offshore companies. UAE banks are becoming more and more ... read more

Resolving Franchising Disputes
By Ashraf El Motei
December 6, 2016

The reality: Honeymoon-Rough-Bold
Despite all best efforts to maintain the “honeymoon” period, there will come time during the relationship where the franchisee and franchisor may not agree or see things differently; this is the “Rough” ... read more

A New Law Seeks to Preserve Dubai’s Financial Stability
Highlight on the Dubai Economic Security Centre
By Motei & Associates
May 26, 2016

In order to protect Dubai’s economy from financial risks and crimes, Law No (4) of 2016 on the Dubai Economic Security Centre was issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of ... read more

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Damac Executive Heights (TECOM)
Office No. 801, 8th Floor
P.O. Box: 112888
Dubai, UAE