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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 ... 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

Resolving Franchising Disputes
By Ashraf El Motei
November 20, 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 ... read more

A Safer and Happier Life for Children in the UAE
By May 9, 2016

Highlight on the New UAE Child Protection Law “Wadeema Law”
By Ashraf El Motei of Motei & Associates, a Dubai based law firm www.motei.com
 
It is comforting to know that a blind eye will no longer be turned to ... read more

Midnight Arbitration Clause v. 8:00 a.m. Clause

By: Ashraf El Motei LL.M., MCIArb
In the past, contractual dispute resolution provisions were commonly known as ‘midnight’ clauses because commercial lawyers only come to discuss them in the closing stages of contract negotiations. ... read more

Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Commercial Contracts

By: Ashraf El Motei
In the past, contractual dispute resolution provisions were commonly known as ‘late night’ clauses because commercial lawyers and business people only come to discuss them in the closing stages of contract negotiations. ... read more

Force majeure argument fails to connect, says UAE court

by CHRISNYEOPP
A developer in the UAE who took advance deposits of around £50 million but failed to construct a residential project because, he said, the government refused to supply electricity, has had a defence of force majeure thrown out
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