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Understanding Commercial Law in the UAE
فهم القانون التجاري في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Helping You Successfully Understand The UAE Legal System
17 – 20 December 2017
Venue TBC, Dubai, UAE

Working within the legal department of a company can be very challenging in the current economic climate. Understanding Commercial Law In The UAE will help you gain a full understanding of the laws that affect your business. This course will help you be better equipped to handle the unforeseen situations that you could confront in your work place.

يمكن أن يشكل العمل في الدائرة القانونية للشركة أمرًا صعبًا للغاية في ظل المناخ الإقتصادي الحالي وسوف يساعدكم فهم القانون التجاري في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة على فهم شامل للقوانين التي تؤثر على أعمالكم.
سوف يجهزكم هذا البرنامج بشكل أفضل للتعامل مع الحالات غير المتوقعة التي يمكن أن تواجهكم في مكان العمل.

  • Major federal statutes in the UAE
  • Different views on contracts and key contract issues
  • Principles of labour and employment law
  • The UAE labour law
  • Principles of property law
  • Property ownership: the elements of the right of ownership
  • Evolution of property law in the UAE
  • Current property law issues in the UAE
  • Property rights under the civil code
  • Doing business revisited: entity selection, company formation and set-up, agencies, distributorships and franchises
  • Formation under the companies law
  • Formation in the various free zones
  • Doing business through entities/presences and the licensing requirements
  • Doing business through agents, representatives, distributors or franchisees
  • القوانين الفدرالية الرئيسية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
  • وجهات نظر مختلفة بشأن العقود والقضايا التعاقدية الرئيسية
  • مبادئ قانون العمل في دولة الإمارات
  • مبادئ قانون الملكية
  • الملكية: عناصر حق الملكية
  • تطور قانون الملكية في دولة الإمارات
  • المشاكل الحالية لقانون الملكية في دولة الإمارات
  • حقوق الملكية بموجب القانون المدني
  • معاودة النظر في ممارسة الأعمال التجارية: اختيار الكيان وتأسيس الشركات وإنشاء الوكالات وتوزيع الإمتيازات
  • التأسيس بموجب قانون الشركات
  • التأسيس في مختلف المناطق الحرة
  • ممارسة الأعمال التجارية من خلال كيانات/ وجود للشركة ومتطلبات الترخيص
  • ممارسة الأعمال التجارية من خلال وكلاء وممثلين وموزعين أو أصحاب الإمتيازات
Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those working within legal departments. It would also be highly beneficial for those working as company secretaries, legal heads of government offices and medium to large corporates who have had minimal formal training in commercial law and wish to consolidate their experience in the region. In addition it would also benefit in-house counsel, lawyers who recently have been transferred to the UAE.

تم تصميم هذا البرنامج للعاملين في الإدارات القانونية كما يمكن أن يكون مفيدًا للغاية بالنسبة لأمناء السر في الشركات والمدراء القانونيين في المكاتب الحكومية وفي الشركات المتوسطة والكبرى الذين تلقوا الحد الأدنى من التدريب الرسمي في موضوع القانون التجاري ويرغبون في تعزيز تجربتهم في المنطقة.
كما ويعد البرنامج مفيدًا للمحامين في الشركات ولأولئك الذين تم نقلهم حديثًا إلى دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

Benefits Of Attending
  1. Explore the similarities and differences between the UAE legal system and other legal systems
  2. Comprehend key concepts in UAE company and contract law
  3. Gain an overview of property and labour law in the UAE
  • استكشاف أوجه التشابه والإختلاف بين النظام القانوني في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة والنظم القانونية الأخرى
  • فهم المفاهيم الأساسية في الشركات الإماراتية وقانون العقود
  • لمحة عامة عن الملكية وقانون العمل في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.
In Association With

    The George Washington University (GWU)

    The George Washington University School of Business is dedicated to excellence in its teaching and research about management within the United States and internationally. The school has a 75-year history of preparing men and women for leadership in both the private and public sectors. Known internationally for its dedication to academic excellence, the school draws students from all parts of the US and around the world. For further information on George Washington University School of Business, please visit their website www.sbpm.gwu.edu

    As Informa Middle East's academic partner, GW reviews a selected range Informa business and finance certificate courses and programmes. Delegates successfully completing these courses receive an Informa/GW Certificate of Completion. GW is also our academic partner for TwentyEighty formerly ESI) courses.

Course Director

    Herbert S. Wolfson
    Managing Partner
    Emirates Law Network, UAE & USA

    Herbert S. Wolfson is the Managing Partner of Emirates Law Network, an American law firm focusing on the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring countries. He began his career as a securities lawyer in Washington in 1990 and went on to practice in Riyadh, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Philadelphia.

    He has more than 20 years of experience working in the Middle East. He serves as lead counsel for multinational corporate clients in transactions in the UAE and neighbouring countries. He has provided expert testimony in US courts on commercial disputes governed under the UAE, Saudi Arabian and Egyptian legal systems.

    Herb Wolfson’s publications include a detailed analysis (accompanied by his own English translation) of UAE Federal Law No. 4 of 2000, which established the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. He has a degree in law Magna cum Laude, as well as an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Arabic, all from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2003, Herb was the lead drafter for a new contract law for the Government of Afghanistan.

Venue and Accommodation

    Dubai, UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is a luxurious city destination offering a contrast of east meets west, where the traditional and modern blend in harmony. Dubai is one of seven emirates that belong to the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East.

    Some fast facts about Dubai, UAE

    • About 80 airlines land daily at the Dubai International Airport.
    • English is spoken quite fluently even though Arabic is the official language
    • Dubai has the largest free trade zone in the Middle East
    • The currency used is UAE Dirham which is pegged to the US Dollar
    • The time zone is GMT +4
    • Friday most businesses stay closed as it is the day of Friday prayers (Jumu'ah)
    • In 2016 Ramadan will take place in June

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
8 October 2017
Course Fee Before
12 November 2017
Final Fee
17 – 20 December 2017
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an Informa/GW Certificate of Completion.


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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