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End of Service Gratuity, Proposed Changes to DIFC Employment Law, Unemployment Insurance and More In brief There have been a raft of developments to the UAE’s employment regime over the last few months as the UAE government ramps up initiatives to attract and retain talent in the country. We have set out below a summary of the legal and commercial updates and key considerations for employers to comply with the changes and minimize potential business…

In brief The recent issue of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) official gazette published in early June 2023 includes the Resolution No. 1321/1444 of 6 June 2023 (“Resolution”) issued by KSA’s Minister of Finance. The resolution adopts: The model general arbitration submission agreement; and The model arbitration submission agreement providing for the arbitration in the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). The Resolution follows the liberalization of the dispute resolution regime in KSA, specifically…

In brief The Emirate of Dubai continues to strengthen its leading position as a top global business and tourist destination. As the development of visionary architecture and futuristic landscapes are aligned with ambitious sustainability targets, a new real estate law has been introduced to further support sustainable development and urban growth in Dubai. With the issuance of Law No. 16 of 2023 on Urban Planning in the Emirate of Dubai (“Urban Planning Law”), new regulations…

The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia adopted a resolution dated 03/06/1444H (corresponding to 27 December 2022G) clarifying the consequences in terms of eligibility to compete for government contracts for companies that fail to locate their Regional Headquarters (“RHQ”) in Saudi Arabia. This clarification has been anticipated for some time, since the Kingdom first announced at the end of 2020 that multinationals wishing to continue contracting with the government would need to locate their RHQs…

In brief The UAE Government has recently announced legislation requiring employees in the Federal Government and private sector to register in an unemployment insurance scheme. The scheme is designed to provide financial support to employees in the event that the employee loses their job. What do employees need to do? Employees must register with an unemployment insurance scheme starting from 1 January 2023.Unemployment insurance schemes are provided by a number of selected insurance providers in…