The regional real estate, construction and hospitality sectors have been turned upside down over the last two years, with Covid-19 bringing these sectors to a halt. The impact of the pandemic remains, however, the resurrection of these vital sectors across the region is a welcome relief because they support the development of modern cities, which in turn have attracted commerce and tourism to the Middle East and North Africa.
This latest edition of Law Update, provides vital insights, updates and commentary on the latest trends taking shape across the real estate, construction, hotels and leisure sectors. The articles within this edition cover a broad range of topics, from what’s next for real estate in Dubai, to commentary on Saudi real estate, a market that is set to become the main bedrock of the region for years ahead. You will find articles on reforming real estate laws in Qatar, foreign investment and ownership in Oman, and mitigating risks on hotel construction projects and the lessons learnt from Covid.Read the full report
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (“DMCC”) has issued new Companies Regulations 2020 (“New Regulations”), along with Employment Rules, Licensing Rules, Officers Rules, Community Regulations and Health, Safety And Environment Regulations which came into effect on 2 January 2020.
The New Regulations require existing DMCC companies to undertake certain actions in order to comply whilst offering them new opportunities for their company structure. The New Regulations also make DMCC even more appealing to small and medium-sized private companies or investors.
The New Regulations replace the DMCC Company Regulations 2003 and rules and regulations issued thereunder (“2003 Regulations”).
There are a number of significant differences between the New Regulations and the 2003 Regulations. The New Regulations:
The New Regulations apply to all entities currently operating in the DMCC and are of particular interest to those who wish to take advantage of the introductions made in order to re-examine the structure of their companies, as well as those who are considering operating in the Free Zone. These include small and medium-sized private companies or investors currently exploring the option of operating in DMCC.
DMCC mandatorily requires existing companies to undertake the following actions in order to comply with the New Regulations:
Our team would be delighted to assist you with the below: