Motei & Associates

Motei & Associates - Law Firm in Dubai

Motei & Associates – the go-to legal consultants in Dubai that cuts through legal complexities and delivers effective advocacies.

Damac Executive Heights - Office 801
United Arab Emirates

Tel:+971 4 435 5959


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – is it an excusable event from contractual obligations?
Posted: March 19, 2020 | Under: Published Articles

The growing increase in international travel and trade has led to a parallel emergence of global threats such as disease and other health risks. The Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) have also raised questions regarding fulfillment of contractual obligations in domestic and international contracts. PHEIC have only been implemented five times in the last 15 years. More specifically, for SWINE FLU (2009); POLIO (2014); ZIKA (2016); EBOLA (2014 and 2019) and now for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Most countries are announcing, almost, daily new serious concerns and worries about the rapid widespread of the virus resulting in full or partial lock... read more

UAE Labor ban: A comprehensive guide
Posted: February 7, 2019 | Under: Employment Articles

Introduction When an employee violates the provisions of the UAE labor laws or the conditions of employment in his employment contract, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) issues a ban against the employee for 6 months or one year upon receiving such complaint from the employer. Meaning, that the person is prohibited from being employed in the UAE for such period. The enactment that broadly governs the labour laws in UAE is the UAE Labour Law No 8 of 1980. Under what situations an employee may face labor ban? MOHRE issues a labor ban on an employee when a request for... read more

General Guideline on Divorce for Non-Muslims in UAE
Posted: December 9, 2018 | Under: Articles Family & Wills

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the highest number of expats living in the region, constituting over 80% of the country’s population. Dubai being the number one in the list of divorce cases filed in the UAE. Divorce itself is a difficult situation and having to go through it in a different country where the law and procedures are different is even more daunting. The parties applying for divorce have different nationalities and have different sets of legislations depending on the country where the marriage was solemnized. Through this article we will discuss a few frequently asked questions, when it comes... read more

New JAFZA Regulations 2018
Posted: October 31, 2018 | Under: Corporate & Commercial Articles

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 JAFZA Offshore Companies Regulations, 2003 (‘Old Regulations’). Following are the key changes in the New Regulations as compared to the Old Regulations: Business Activities The New Regulations provide that an offshore company is permitted to hold a lease of a property to be used as a registered office or to own a property in one of the designated freehold areas as approved by the Authority. The offshore company... read more

Types of employment contracts in the UAE
Posted: October 10, 2018 | Under: Employment Articles

Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 which is also known as the Labour Law provides all the provisions that regulate labour relations in the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’). It is applicable to all the employers, employees (including UAE nationals and expatriate) in the UAE except a few categories like the federal government, the municipalities, federal and local public institutions, etc. The Labour Law provides for two types of employment contracts in the UAE- employment with limited contract and employment with unlimited contract. A limited contract is for a fixed term normally linked to the UAE residence visa duration (for example, 2... read more

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Dubai, UAE

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