Frequently Asked Questions
What Does a Corporate Lawyer Do?
Whether negotiating the acquisition of a multibillion-dollar company or assisting a small Internet start-up company, corporate lawyers are involved in advising businesses on their numerous legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations. General corporate practice involves handling a wide range of legal issues for businesses.
What is the difference between legal opinion and legal advice?
It points to the key difference between a legal opinion and legal advice—i.e., that a legal opinion is an attorney's analysis based on past or present facts, while legal advice is an attorney's counsel and guidance as to what future actions the client should take.
What can a lawyer/litigator do for me?
Your lawyer is a resource and asset. At Middle East Alliance, we are ready to answer your queries about your business, from how to deal with your employees explaining Labour Laws of UAE, to explaining what a contract means in English as well as in Arabic. We will draft documents that make the deals you strike legally enforceable. We will defend you in court when you’ve been wrongfully attacked or minimize the damage. We will file suit on your behalf pronto, and make sure that the people who have wronged you are held responsible. We might do all of those things, or more—it’s our job to know the law, explain it to you, and act as your guide and protector—all so you can focus on your business. we will assist you to explain the key point of writing will and it’s our responsibility to register your will and collect it from ADJD (Abu Dhabi judicial department) as well.
Why should I hire a corporate lawyer?
You should hire a corporate lawyer because it’s your right to know your rights—not the law. corporate lawyers always help you to draft your contracts, review them, explain them to you. Incase of any breach of contract by any other party a corporate lawyer is always there to help you give a legal opinion. Regardless of what brings you to us, at the Middle East Alliance, it’s our job to handle the legal stuff.
How much do Corporate lawyers charge for services?
For some reason, most lawyers are notoriously tight-lipped about their fees. They don’t publish their rates. When you ask what something costs, they’ll tell you, “It depends.” That’s a true answer, but it’s not a helpful one. As a business owner, you need to be able to budget, and to plan.
At Middle East Alliance we believe in value-based billing. we offer a Value Billing Guarantee for hourly work. we never charge for first consultation.
Middle East Alliance also offers a variety of alternatives to the billable hour, including monthly plans, flat fees, secondments, contingency arrangements. Across all of the options available, we do our best to make sure that our interests are aligned with those of our clients, and—above all—that our clients receive value from our representation.
Who will work on my case?
Middle east Alliance is one stop shop for all your legal needs. We are a team of experts and we work in an extreme collegiality. The work assigned is according to the availability of the litigator as well the type of work and the availability of that expert.
How long will my case take?
The length of the case is from the initial free consultation, to filing, till resolution. In all that process many government offices are also involved. As far as the internal file work is concerned, we draft your case within one business day.
Will I get guidance about the government office procedures as well?
Yes! we will be available for all your legal queries.
How to apply family visa in the UAE?
The employment visa is issued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs office in Abu Dhabi and the file is with the Abu Dhabi office of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. Therefore, the employee should apply and obtain a residence visa for his family from the Abu Dhabi office of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. Employee may present a tenancy contract of a residential premises which you have rented, to the Abu Dhabi office of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
If the employer is terminating your employment visa without any valid reason, here is what company owes you.
This is in accordance with Article 123 (a) of the Employment Law, which states: "Where an employee is arbitrarily dismissed, the competent court may order the employer to pay him compensation. The court shall assess such compensation with due regard to the nature of the work, the amount of prejudice he/she has sustained and his/her period of service, and after investigating the circumstances of the work. The amount of the compensation shall in no case exceed the employee's remuneration for three months calculated based on the last remuneration he was entitled to."
What happens if the cheque bounces in the UAE?
Dishonor of cheque due to insufficient balance in bank account will attract criminal proceedings in the UAE. This is in accordance with Article 401 of the Federal Law No. 3 of 1987 related to issuance of Penal Code (the 'Penal Law of UAE'), which states: "Detention or a fine shall be imposed on anyone who, in bad faith, gives a draft (cheque) without a sufficient and drawable balance or who, after giving a cheque, withdraws all or part of the balance, making the balance insufficient for settlement of the cheque, or if he orders a drawee not to cash a cheque or makes or signs the cheque in a manner that prevents it from being cashed.
What is the exact retirement age per UAE labour law?
As per Article 73 of the new Retirements and Pensions Law, the age of the employee needs to be not below 18 years, and not above 60. The term of the age shall then be approved and authenticated, under Law No. 8 of the year 1973 which streamlines the civil service in the federal government, by a birth certificate or another official certificate. Otherwise, the age of the insured shall be affirmed by a medical authority concerned. Such a competent medical decision is final and irrevocable. The department concerned here is the UAE General Pensions and Social Security Authority.
How can I figure out whether my offer latter is fake or not?
An employer must provide to an employee with an employment letter which is in consonance with the standard employment contract that is issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). The employment letter must be signed by the employer and employee. Article 1 of the Ministerial Decree No. (764) of 2015 states: "The employment contract specimen is henceforth adopted for use as a standard employment contract. Tentative approval to admit a foreign employee for the purpose of employment in the UAE cannot be granted until an employment offer that conforms with the standard employment contract is presented to and duly signed by the employee."
employment letter before the registration of the job agreement with the MOHRE. This is in accordance with Article 4 of the Ministerial Decree No. 764 of 2015, which states: "The employer must retrieve from the ministry system a standard contract that captures exactly the terms of the employment offer and obtain the employee's signature on the contract prior to presenting it for registration with the ministry. No alteration or substitution of terms may be entered unless such alteration or substitution benefits the employee and after the alteration or substitution is approved by both the employee and the ministry."