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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
Ruksana Ellahi - Senior Associate - Private Client Services / Family Business / Tax
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, commented that as a result of these agreements:
“Individual residents can have even greater trust that their property and assets will be secure here.”
This development will allow DIFC registered Wills to encompass both Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah assets. The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry was established to introduce a new avenue for succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims holding assets in Dubai, and now Ras Al Khaimah, backed by protocols concluded with other public authorities.
The new rules, which broadly follow UK law and practice, create legal certainty for the inheritance of individuals’ assets after death and the appointment of guardians for their children. This not only allows individuals to have testamentary freedom to dispose of their assets as they wish, it also provides peace of mind that an individual’s estate will be distributed according to their wishes.
The Registry provides a simple and efficient mechanism for non-Muslims to pass on their estates, subject to a formal Will registration process which functions as an opt-in mechanism. All probate grants are issued by judges of the DIFC Courts.
Learn how our Wills services team offer assistance for matters relating to consultation and registration of wills in the Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai & UAE.
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