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MHLF Ranked Tier 3 by Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution: Local Court Litigation in UAE

April 18, 2018

We are proud to announce that Mahmood Hussain Law Firm has been ranked by The Legal 500 in Tier 3 for Dispute Resolution: Local Court Litigation across United Arab Emirates. The Legal 500 is a prestigious organization that has been leading for 29 years, analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world based on a comprehensive research and.....

UAE Employers and Employees: What You Need to Know: By Gloria Estolano

March 1, 2018

Important local workplace obligations and practices that expatriate employers and employees in Onshore Dubai should know. Pre-employment Formalities Federal law No. 8 of 1980 as amended (Labor Law) covers all employees working in onshore companies as well as free zones[1] (except for employees of the Dubai International Financial Centre.....

Fintech Newsletter – Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy

February 28, 2018

Greetings! Over the past couple of years, Blockchain technology has introduced everyone to a whole new world of digital economy. Unsurprisingly, Cryptocurrencies are becoming an increasingly popular means of trading and fundraising across jurisdictions. While a few jurisdictions have shied away from considering Cryptocurrencies as a form of legal.....

UAE Labor Law: Annual, Holiday and other Leaves – Written by Gloria Estolano

February 18, 2018

Q-1        Annual Leave – Are these calendar or work days? A-1        The UAE Labor Law (LL) provides that each full-time employee is entitled to 30 paid days of Annual Leave once he/she has completed one year of work. This Leave is counted per calendar days. However, some employers provide that Annual Leave is counted.....

Initial coin offerings and fund raising- Written by: Kokila Alagh, Akshata Namjoshi and Adel Khalil Ahmad

February 13, 2018

Introduction For many companies, the fund raising stage involves facing a number of daunting decisions. Perhaps the most difficult decision during this period is choosing the method of raising capital. Most fund-seekers have chosen the same routes of raising capital for decades like venture capital, angel investors and bank loans. Seen by.....

MHLF Sponsors 3rd Annual Global Arbitration Live Abu Dhabi

January 11, 2018

Mahmood Hussain Law Firm was one of the sponsors in the recent 3rd Annual Global Arbitration Review ( GAR ) Live in AUH held last February 7, 2018. Mr. Mahmood was the speaker on the topic "How to appoint an.....

UAE Labor Law: Ending Employment – Five Common Questions and Responses

January 10, 2018

Q-1 I am thinking about leaving my job, am I covered by the UAE Labor Law? A-1 Whether one is covered by Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 as amended (LL), depends on where the employing company is located. The LL covers all employees working on-shore, i.e. not in a free zone. For employees working in a free zone company the free zone employment.....

Social Media Use and the UAE Cyber Crimes Law – Essential Information: By Gloria Estolano

November 29, 2017

  What is a Cyber-Crime? Using the internet, a mobile device, computer or information technology system to commit certain activities. If you are living and working in the UAE there is a law regarding posting on one’s social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp etc.). In August 2012 the UAE passed a Cyber-Crimes.....

Dubai Arbitration Week: The Launch and Discussion of the New DIAC 2018 Arbitration Rules

November 16, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain, Founding Partner of Mahmood Hussain Law Firm,was one of the speakers in the recent Dubai Arbitration Week: The Launch and Discussion of the New DIAC 2018 Arbitration Rules, held last 15th November 2017 at  DIFC Conference Centre. Mr. Mahmood discussed provisions of claims between Multiple parties (Article 9) and Multiple.....

TV guesting of Mr. Mahmood Hussain discussing on issues regarding VAT in Dubai

October 25, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain, Founding Partner of Mahmood Hussain Law Firm, was one of the guests in Fujairah TV Map Production held last Monday, October 23, 2017, and have discussed issues concerning VAT in.....

The Federal UAE Commercial Companies Law (Law No. 2 of 2015)

May 22, 2017

The Federal UAE Commercial Companies Law (Law No. 2 of 2015) (“CCL”) requires existing UAE corporate entities, and more particularly onshore limited liability companies (“LLCs”), to reconsider the content of underpinning shareholder arrangements and existing constitutional documents to ensure compliance with the newly adopted.....

Launch of the Second Edition of Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration ( including DIFC courts )

May 15, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain delivered his speech during the conference co-sponsored by Mahmood Hussain Law Firm for the Launch of the Second Edition of Summaries of UAE Courts' Decisions on Arbitration ( including DIFC courts ) held in The Capital Club, DIFC UAE last May 11, 2017.   ''It is truly great honor to be key note speaker.....

World Litigation Forum

April 16, 2017

Mr. Kushagra Arora and Ms. Gloria Estolano as guest speakers in World Litigation Forum held last January 18 & 19 2017 in Radisson Blue Hotel, Dubai.....

Corruption and ethical compass

April 4, 2017

In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington this January on anti-corruption, Kim Jong-Kim noted that there is an inverse relationship between growth and corruption. Corruption is a heavy cost to companies , Increases the costs of managing and running businesses and discourages investors, and is therefore.....

Decisive judicial punch

April 4, 2017

Three hours of arduous deliberation ahead of the signing of a federal jury's decision to fined Korea's Samsung for nearly $ 1 billion for infringing Apple's intellectual property rights. Before the signing, Judge Lucy Kuh, a federal judge for the Northern District of California, One of the most famous lawyers in the United States, some of whom are.....

Captain America and save “Marvel

April 4, 2017

In the summer of 2009, Walt Disney acquired Marvil for $ 4.2 billion. The amount and timing raised the surprise of many Wall Street analysts and even Walt Disney shares fell by 3% when the deal is announced. The pessimism was due to many rational reasons, including but not limited to the lack of liquidity in the global financial markets with.....

Lawyers-Hammer Twitter and Facebook Sedan

April 4, 2017

A recent study by the University of Massachusetts in the United States in 2012 found that more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies use a social networking network to connect with their partners and clients. Another study in the United States shows that 43% of US lawyers use Network social networking one or more showed. The study also found that.....

Virtual world under pretrial detention

April 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, became an ominous day for Internet users, specifically the United States Communications Regulatory Commission (FCC), when the Federal Court of Cassation in Washington, DC, ruled that the Commission should impose rules and regulations called "Internet neutrality" . The 81-page court ruling stated that the TRA may not.....

Right to forget

April 4, 2017

Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board of directors of Google, did not hide his concern at the European Court of Justice ruling on the case filed by Spaniard Mario Costega Google, which demanded the removal of a link to an article published in a Spanish newspaper in 1998, the sale of some of his property auctioned to pay government taxes owed to.....

Family businesses and institutional framework

April 4, 2017

As usual, every day, I went to the tailor's shop owned by an old Asian man who, from the very early age, used to sew the clothes of the holiday, the old man who painted the long and hard work years on his features. He began his work in 1975 in a modest sewing shop, There are three shops in which about 20 workers, most of them children,.....

Dubai International Arbitration Center DIAC

April 18, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain as guest speaker in DIAC - Dubai Arbitration Week - Evolution of Arbitration conference, on 16 November.....

What does the UAE’s bankruptcy law mean?

March 21, 2017

Finally, the UAE Cabinet approved the long-awaited bankruptcy law for many years, which aims to address the situation of troubled companies and protect the funds of creditors and shareholders to protect the economic activity and the investment environment in general. The UAE government has been reforming bankruptcy systems since 2010. The.....

Mahmood Hussain on Al Arabiya Channel

March 17, 2017

Mahmood Hussain, founding partner and director at the Mahmood Hussain Law Firm, discusses certain legal moves by companies in the UAE, does not necessarily mean a.....

MHLF Ranked Tier 3 by Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution: Local Court Litigation in UAE

April 18, 2018

We are proud to announce that Mahmood Hussain Law Firm has been ranked by The Legal 500 in Tier 3 for Dispute Resolution: Local Court Litigation across United Arab Emirates. The Legal 500 is a prestigious organization that has been leading for 29 years, analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world based on a comprehensive research and.....

Fintech Newsletter – Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy

February 28, 2018

Greetings! Over the past couple of years, Blockchain technology has introduced everyone to a whole new world of digital economy. Unsurprisingly, Cryptocurrencies are becoming an increasingly popular means of trading and fundraising across jurisdictions. While a few jurisdictions have shied away from considering Cryptocurrencies as a form of legal.....

MHLF Sponsors 3rd Annual Global Arbitration Live Abu Dhabi

January 11, 2018

Mahmood Hussain Law Firm was one of the sponsors in the recent 3rd Annual Global Arbitration Review ( GAR ) Live in AUH held last February 7, 2018. Mr. Mahmood was the speaker on the topic "How to appoint an.....

Dubai Arbitration Week: The Launch and Discussion of the New DIAC 2018 Arbitration Rules

November 16, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain, Founding Partner of Mahmood Hussain Law Firm,was one of the speakers in the recent Dubai Arbitration Week: The Launch and Discussion of the New DIAC 2018 Arbitration Rules, held last 15th November 2017 at  DIFC Conference Centre. Mr. Mahmood discussed provisions of claims between Multiple parties (Article 9) and Multiple.....

The Federal UAE Commercial Companies Law (Law No. 2 of 2015)

May 22, 2017

The Federal UAE Commercial Companies Law (Law No. 2 of 2015) (“CCL”) requires existing UAE corporate entities, and more particularly onshore limited liability companies (“LLCs”), to reconsider the content of underpinning shareholder arrangements and existing constitutional documents to ensure compliance with the newly adopted.....

Launch of the Second Edition of Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration ( including DIFC courts )

May 15, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain delivered his speech during the conference co-sponsored by Mahmood Hussain Law Firm for the Launch of the Second Edition of Summaries of UAE Courts' Decisions on Arbitration ( including DIFC courts ) held in The Capital Club, DIFC UAE last May 11, 2017.   ''It is truly great honor to be key note speaker.....

What does the UAE’s bankruptcy law mean?

March 21, 2017

Finally, the UAE Cabinet approved the long-awaited bankruptcy law for many years, which aims to address the situation of troubled companies and protect the funds of creditors and shareholders to protect the economic activity and the investment environment in general. The UAE government has been reforming bankruptcy systems since 2010. The.....

Mahmood Hussain on Al Arabiya Channel

March 17, 2017

Mahmood Hussain, founding partner and director at the Mahmood Hussain Law Firm, discusses certain legal moves by companies in the UAE, does not necessarily mean a.....

UAE Employers and Employees: What You Need to Know: By Gloria Estolano

March 1, 2018

Important local workplace obligations and practices that expatriate employers and employees in Onshore Dubai should know. Pre-employment Formalities Federal law No. 8 of 1980 as amended (Labor Law) covers all employees working in onshore companies as well as free zones[1] (except for employees of the Dubai International Financial Centre.....

Fintech Newsletter – Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy

February 28, 2018

Greetings! Over the past couple of years, Blockchain technology has introduced everyone to a whole new world of digital economy. Unsurprisingly, Cryptocurrencies are becoming an increasingly popular means of trading and fundraising across jurisdictions. While a few jurisdictions have shied away from considering Cryptocurrencies as a form of legal.....

UAE Labor Law: Annual, Holiday and other Leaves – Written by Gloria Estolano

February 18, 2018

Q-1        Annual Leave – Are these calendar or work days? A-1        The UAE Labor Law (LL) provides that each full-time employee is entitled to 30 paid days of Annual Leave once he/she has completed one year of work. This Leave is counted per calendar days. However, some employers provide that Annual Leave is counted.....

Initial coin offerings and fund raising- Written by: Kokila Alagh, Akshata Namjoshi and Adel Khalil Ahmad

February 13, 2018

Introduction For many companies, the fund raising stage involves facing a number of daunting decisions. Perhaps the most difficult decision during this period is choosing the method of raising capital. Most fund-seekers have chosen the same routes of raising capital for decades like venture capital, angel investors and bank loans. Seen by.....

UAE Labor Law: Ending Employment – Five Common Questions and Responses

January 10, 2018

Q-1 I am thinking about leaving my job, am I covered by the UAE Labor Law? A-1 Whether one is covered by Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 as amended (LL), depends on where the employing company is located. The LL covers all employees working on-shore, i.e. not in a free zone. For employees working in a free zone company the free zone employment.....

Social Media Use and the UAE Cyber Crimes Law – Essential Information: By Gloria Estolano

November 29, 2017

  What is a Cyber-Crime? Using the internet, a mobile device, computer or information technology system to commit certain activities. If you are living and working in the UAE there is a law regarding posting on one’s social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp etc.). In August 2012 the UAE passed a Cyber-Crimes.....

World Litigation Forum

April 16, 2017

Mr. Kushagra Arora and Ms. Gloria Estolano as guest speakers in World Litigation Forum held last January 18 & 19 2017 in Radisson Blue Hotel, Dubai.....

Corruption and ethical compass

April 4, 2017

In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington this January on anti-corruption, Kim Jong-Kim noted that there is an inverse relationship between growth and corruption. Corruption is a heavy cost to companies , Increases the costs of managing and running businesses and discourages investors, and is therefore.....

Decisive judicial punch

April 4, 2017

Three hours of arduous deliberation ahead of the signing of a federal jury's decision to fined Korea's Samsung for nearly $ 1 billion for infringing Apple's intellectual property rights. Before the signing, Judge Lucy Kuh, a federal judge for the Northern District of California, One of the most famous lawyers in the United States, some of whom are.....

Captain America and save “Marvel

April 4, 2017

In the summer of 2009, Walt Disney acquired Marvil for $ 4.2 billion. The amount and timing raised the surprise of many Wall Street analysts and even Walt Disney shares fell by 3% when the deal is announced. The pessimism was due to many rational reasons, including but not limited to the lack of liquidity in the global financial markets with.....

Lawyers-Hammer Twitter and Facebook Sedan

April 4, 2017

A recent study by the University of Massachusetts in the United States in 2012 found that more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies use a social networking network to connect with their partners and clients. Another study in the United States shows that 43% of US lawyers use Network social networking one or more showed. The study also found that.....

Virtual world under pretrial detention

April 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, became an ominous day for Internet users, specifically the United States Communications Regulatory Commission (FCC), when the Federal Court of Cassation in Washington, DC, ruled that the Commission should impose rules and regulations called "Internet neutrality" . The 81-page court ruling stated that the TRA may not.....

Right to forget

April 4, 2017

Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board of directors of Google, did not hide his concern at the European Court of Justice ruling on the case filed by Spaniard Mario Costega Google, which demanded the removal of a link to an article published in a Spanish newspaper in 1998, the sale of some of his property auctioned to pay government taxes owed to.....

Family businesses and institutional framework

April 4, 2017

As usual, every day, I went to the tailor's shop owned by an old Asian man who, from the very early age, used to sew the clothes of the holiday, the old man who painted the long and hard work years on his features. He began his work in 1975 in a modest sewing shop, There are three shops in which about 20 workers, most of them children,.....

Dubai International Arbitration Center DIAC

April 18, 2017

Mr. Mahmood Hussain as guest speaker in DIAC - Dubai Arbitration Week - Evolution of Arbitration conference, on 16 November.....