VAT in the UAE – Countdown to 1 January 2018

18 September 2017

The much awaited law on the introduction of VAT in the UAE becomes effective in January 2018. What are the key issues that businesses need to consider?

Neymar and the financial fair play rules – a game changer or business as usual?

6 September 2017

Senior Associate Michael Savva has written an article for LexisNexis, looking at whether Neymar Jr's transfer from Barcelona FC to Paris St-Germain violates UEFA's financial fair play rules.

UAE Takes First Step in Implementing New Tax Regime

17 August 2017

The UAE have recently issued a new law that establishes the legal framework for a new tax regime planned, commencing with the implementation of value added tax in January 2018.

Qatar Crisis: the Effect on Shipping

19 June 2017

On 5 June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations it is sponsoring terrorism. The ban has many implications, but what are the immediate effects on shipping?

DIFC Alert – May 2017

9 May 2017

This alert discusses new licensing arrangements, whereby unregulated DIFC companies and firms may now obtain licenses to operate in mainland Dubai.

Sukuk: A Capital Idea

23 February 2017

WFW Dubai Finance Partner Neale Downes takes a look at the latest Sukuk structures being used and the strength of its current and future market for Emirates Law Business & Finance.

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