At FIXIT Government Services, our specialized legal professionals have the multi-jurisdictional experience and expertise to meet your legal requirements with high quality advice and execution.
We understand the increasingly more complex amendments to the compliance, regulatory and commercial laws of the UAE – and how they impact your business. We provide holistic, well-rounded counsel on strategic business decisions and offer high quality legal advisory services with superior cost efficiency on routine legal activities. We understand the competitive nature of the UAE. We understand your specific requirements and we ensure they are met thorough legal advisory services that you can trust.
- Diligence, structuring, licensing, and other legal services
- Banking and other requirements
- Legal requirements:
- Shareholder assignment and responsibilities
- Employment laws and eligibility
- Trade names, trademarks and patents
- Corporate correspondence
Choosing a Location:
- Dispute Lawsuits for Amicable Settlement:
This service provided by the Dubai Land Department (DLD) allows an individual to file a dispute and reach a settlement within a legal framework that guarantees rights to all parties but avoids litigation procedures. If a settlement is reached, the conciliation is signed by all parties, approved by a supervising judge, and enforced by the Rental Disputes Centre.
- Dubai Legal Clinic:
The DLD runs a public advisory service in a cooperation agreement with BSA Ahmed Bin Hazeem & Associates (BSA), which covers many aspects of real estate including construction, compensation, and tenancy disputes. The free service is held regularly at DLD’s offices in Deira.
- The Rental Dispute Settlement Centre (RDC):
The RDC aims to support and execute matters related to Dubai’s rental sector with accuracy, impartiality, and transparency. RDC is responsible for the settlement of all rental disputes between tenants and landlords over real estate located in Dubai and its free zones, including counter-claims and requests for either temporary or urgent action from either party. RDC also adjudicates appeals made against decisions and judgments and is responsible for implementing them
- Tribunal for Unfinished and Cancelled Projects:
In December 2020, a new decree updated the law governing unfinished and canceled real estate projects in Dubai. It also created a Tribunal for the liquidation of unfinished or canceled real estate projects in Dubai and the settlement of related rights, replacing the Committee set up in 2013 for a similar purpose.
The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA)
will prepare detailed reports about unfinished, canceled, or liquidated real estate projects in Dubai and provide recommendations to The Tribunal to assist it in settling disputes. In turn, the Tribunal will review and settle all disputes, grievances, and complaints arising from such projects, including disputes that remain unresolved by the former Committee.
The Tribunal will also form subcommittees, appoint auditors or issue orders to the trustees of a project’s escrow accounts in all matters related to such projects in Dubai and determine the rights and obligations of both, investors and purchasers.
- Drafting and vetting contracts
- Sale and purchase agreements
- Hotel and property management agreements
- Residential, commercial, and industrial leasing
- Commercial real estate transactions
- Real estate dispute resolution
- Off-plan property advisory
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Licensing, registration, and financing of real estate
- Strata Law compliance
- Escrow advisory
- Joint property structuring
- Real estate arbitration and litigation
Planning for the future is extremely important. The majority of the population in the UAE is expatriate and therefore unaware of the laws, so planning for your family’s future becomes critical.
Islam is the official religion of the UAE and Islamic Sharia is a principal source of legislation. Therefore, the UAE operates Shariah regime for personal and inheritance matters.
Additionally, there are two common law system-based regimes in DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) and ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Markets) which run parallel to the civil law regime (which is applicable in the rest of the UAE) with respect to inheritance matters of non-Muslims.
The Wills and Probate Registry in DIFC provides a simple and efficient mechanism for non-Muslims to pass on their estates according to their wishes. Non-Muslims can now choose the way in which their estates are distributed-which actually reflects the spirit of existing UAE laws of inheritance.
This makes the UAE first jurisdiction in the Middle East where non-Muslims can make a will under international-recognized Common Law principles.
Identifying your situation in light of the current applicable laws and by making proper provision for your family, you can ensure that your loved ones will be secure and taken care of – whatever happens.
A well-structured Will can not only make sure things are clear and organized for those you leave behind but also avoid surprises and unnecessary challenges to validity or substance.
Preparing a Will is an integral part of any succession plan as it determines how your assets are to be divided in the event of your death.
But there are numerous other factors to be considered as well. I understand the complexities involved in planning for the future. I will assess your personal circumstances and assist you in formulating an appropriate & effective succession plan.
- Unfair dismissal
- Termination for redundancy
- Claims for post-termination entitlements and gratuity
- Enforcement and contesting of employment contracts, including confidentiality and non-competition clauses
- Discrimination and harassment claims
- Wage claims
- Other disputes arising out of the employer-employee relationship
- Key Points:
- Civil claims are typically filed in the emirate where the defendant resides or works. If the case pertains to real estate, the filing has to be done in the emirate where the property is situated.
- Certain claims, such as cheque bouncing cases, may have both civil and criminal cases attached to it. Although these cases can be registered simultaneously, they will proceed separately at their respective forums.
- If a case is related to the nullification, revocation or validation of a contract, a copy of the signed contract is to be submitted to the court.
- All supporting documents submitted to the courts must be in Arabic or translated into Arabic by a legal translator approved by the UAE’s Ministry of Justice.
- In certain types of civil cases, especially those that are related to personal status matters, Sharia law may be applicable.
- Scope and Scale:
- Property, mortgage, and real estate
- Compensation and remuneration
- Insurance and claims
- Intellectual property and rights
- Family matters
- Contractual terms, rights and obligations
- Legal Measures for Civil Case:
- Legal counsel: Professional advice and practical solutions to resolve disputes and avoid litigation.
- Due diligence: All necessary investigations and feasibility studies before the drafting of any contract.
- Contracts: Addressing breaches in contract and/or enforcing contractual obligations, with comprehensive service available to both individuals and institutions.
- Agreements: Support to enforce or dispute agreements, especially tenancy agreements, and providing legal representation when necessary
- Legal representation: Legal representation for both, individuals and institutions, on either side of any civil case in the UAE.
- Business Legal Support:
- Govern business, industry sector, and/or free zone
- Protect labor rights, consumer rights, and intellectual property rights
- Ensure the safety of people and places
- Safeguard the environment
- Good Governance:
- Foreign Investment: A unified regulatory framework for foreign investment in terms of regulating investment procedures, licensing and registration, this law deals with advantages, tax exemptions, and guarantees for foreign investors, as well as their rights and obligations.
- Competition: Prepared in line with recommendations made by the World Trade Organization (WTO), this law aims to free the economy from all wrong practices that adversely affect its efficiency, including monopolies. It also promotes efficiency, competitiveness, consumer welfare, and sustainable development in the country.
- Certificate of Origin: Legislations pertaining to the rules of certificate of origin, with the imposition of penalties and fines on those who generate or issue fake documents, certificates or data.
- Commercial Companies: The federal law governing commercial companies makes it mandatory to develop a framework for corporate governance, ensure the protection of shareholder rights, disclose financial data, achieve transparency, and improve the efficiency and integrity of the board.
- Commercial Arbitration: In line with international arbitration principles, especially the Model Law of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, this law applies to the resolution of commercial disputes in respective jurisdictions.
- Economic Substance Regulations: Rules that govern specific business categories in maintaining and demonstrating adequate economic presence in the UAE, that is relative to the activities they undertake.
- Day to Day Business:
- Commercial contracts: Drafting, rewriting, or reviewing a variety of commercial contracts that include partnerships, acquisitions, and employment contracts
- Claims of damage: Support, for or against, claims of corporate negligence and injury
- Advisory service: Consultation, litigation, and due course of action for intra- or inter-organizational disputes.
- New business:
- Investment services: Assistance with overseas investments, company structuring, and restructuring
- UAE company formation: Vital support and services for new business set up in the UAE’s mainland, free zones or offshore jurisdictions, including all legal documentation
- Mergers and acquisitions: Facilitating company mergers and its legal implications, such as due diligence, shareholding patterns and transfer of ownership
- Shareholder agreements: Advice and tailormade drafts of shareholder agreements
- Property and projects:
- Commercial property: Feasibility studies before the lease or purchase of commercial real estate, representation of either side in commercial property disputes.
- Escrow services: Providing a neutral service for commercial projects and ventures
- Estate planning:
- Restructuring of property and assets: Advising high-net-worth individuals, family businesses, and business owners on restructuring, for tax and succession
- Trusts, wills, and estate planning: Setting up trusts, wills, wealth protection plans, and estate planning for UAE nationals and foreign investors
- General POA:
is a legal document that allows you to nominate one or more persons or entities (referred to as an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to act on behalf of you in all legal, business and financial matters.
- Property POA:
help real estate owners, brokers, developers or professionals to quickly issue Power of Attorneys for their UAE property related matters, whether you or your client reside in the UAE or outside the UAE.
- Business POA:
Company Formation, Company Management, Company Shares (Buy & Sell), Value Added Tax (VAT) POA, General Manager POA, Company Vehicles POA, Partner POA, Court Representative POA, Company Bank Account POA,
- Vehicle POA:
Issue a vehicle POA
- Family POA:
Child Travel Consent & POA