LEGAL FRAMEWORK: Abu Dhabi City is the capital of the UAE, which was founded in December 1971 as a federation between six of its seven constituent Emirates, namely: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) joined the federation the following year. The UAE is governed by the UAE Constitution, which permits each Emirate to maintain an independent legislative body and judicial authority. Accordingly, there are both federal courts and local…
From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2013
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This chapter outlines the general rules for establishing a business in the emirate, including the key corporate, labour and property laws relevant to companies doing business locally in Abu Dhabi. The chapter also includes an overview of the judicial structure, as well as information on arbitration and appeals.