Our collaborative partner SCHLÜTER GRAF published a legal briefing about the biggest Legal Reforms in the 50-year History of the United Arab Emirates.

On the occasion of the UAE’s 50th anniversary, the largest legal reform in the country was launched. Over 40 laws were newly enacted or significantly amended.

The most important changes include the protection of personal data, strengthening of online security, the enactment of a new labour law as well as the possibility for foreign investors to fully hold their own companies in the national territory.

In addition, rights for persons in the private sphere were strengthened, such as the decriminalisation of extramarital relations and the recognition of illegitimate children and their rights to health and education.

You can access the legal briefing (written by Anja Christine Adam, lawyer/legal consultant at Schlüter Graf in Hamburg) here.