STROHAL LEGAL GROUP – TRENDS AND INSIGHTS

10. May 2020
Second residence – decide now! Sent ahead: We do not sell citizenships in the Caribbean or anywhere else. This article aims to show how important and beneficial it can be to have a residence permi…
SLG Newsletter: October

12. January 2020
SLG Newsletter: October Dear Friends and Clients, The heat is over, you can enjoy the starry sky again in the evening and have business talks outdoors. Dubai has always been a pioneer in the UAE in fa…
Begrenzte Freiheit

16. November 2019
Strohal Legal Group stand mit Fachwissen für den nachfolgenden Artikel von Markt & Mittelstand über das Foreign Direct Investment Law zur Verfügung: Auszug aus: Markt und Mittelstand, 06.09….
SLG Newsletter: September 2019

30. September 2019
SLG Newsletter: September 2019   Dear Friends and Clients, The UAE is giving us new administrative tasks with its Economic Substance Rules. Before you get down to work on these new tasks, chec…
Praktikum in den VAE – Internship in the UAE

05. September 2019
Praktikum in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE) – Ein Bericht von Sandra Berger Motivation: Der Wunsch, einmal eine Zeit lang im Ausland zu leben sowie die Arbeits- und die Denkweise ausl…
SLG Newsletter: July-August

29. August 2019
Dear Friends and Clients, The network of the international community of multinational corporations’ attempt, in particular, to destroy the (legitimate) tax savings models is becoming ever stronger….
SLG Special-Newsletter: Direct Investment Law in the UAE

22. July 2019
In order to promote foreign direct investment in selected sectors and thus the establishment of (onshore) businesses operating in these sectors in UAE-mainland, the statutory obligation, according to …
SLG Newsletter May-June 2019

30. June 2019
Dear Friends and Clients, We expats in the Middle East have gotten a thick skin by now. Nothing can shake us so easily. The sabre rattling in the immediate neighbourhood leaves us as cool as some eco…
SLG Newsletter April 2019

15. May 2019
SLG Newsletter April 2019   Dear Friends and Clients, We are happy to announce that we have created a new email domain that matches our corporate identity. From now on we ask to use instead …
SLG Newsletter March 2019

31. March 2019
SLG Newsletter March 2019   Dear Friends and Clients, The (office) party is over. It marked our 14th year in this country and we welcomed over 40 guests who enjoyed themselves along with t…
Dividend Taxation in the Home State

10. March 2019
Dividend Taxation in the Home State   Do you have an FZ-LLC or an onshore LLC in the UAE? Or maybe even an “International Company” (offshore) that generates profits? You are still taxable…
SLG Newsletter Feb 2019

28. February 2019
SLG Newsletter Feb 2019   Dear Friends and Clients, The UAE has put in plenty of new incentives to boost business. Ras al Khaimah now offers a new symbiosis of a Free Zone and offshore com…
SLG Newsletter Jan 2019

31. January 2019
SLG Newsletter Jan 2019   Dear Friends and Clients, I was a little surprised to receive so many positive reactions to our December newsletter. Actually, this was my first introduction to a…
SLG Newsletter Dec 2018

31. December 2018
SLG Newsletter Dec 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, 2018 is over, welcome 2019! It reminds me of the old saying: “The king is dead, long live the king!” Time is an illusion, as the …
Unser Gründer und Senior Partner

05. December 2018
Unser Gründer und Senior Partner Unsere Teams und unsere jeweiligen internationalen Büros werden alle von einem erfahrenen und zugelassenen Anwalt mit Sitz vor Ort beaufsichtigt und geleitet. I…
SLG Newsletter Nov 2018

30. November 2018
SLG Newsletter Nov 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, The UAE government has decided to go into the bond market for the first time and to launch public bonds. This may seem surprising at fir…
New Rules Concerning Traveling with Medication – An Update

18. November 2018
New Rules Concerning Traveling with Medication – An Update   As always in the UAE, changes are made quickly, as is the case with the carrying of drugs for tourists and expats. As report…
Renewals on the Issue of Visas – An Update

06. November 2018
Renewals on the Issue of Visas – An Update   Every foreigner who wants to work in the UAE knows the procedure: To obtain a work permit, a residence visa is required, which in turn requires,…
SLG Newsletter Oct 2018

31. October 2018
SLG Newsletter Oct 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, Merkel resigns. The euro is weakening. Life in the UAE has become more expensive. We have to reach for the ceiling – and our host countr…
UAE Double Taxation Treaties About to be Amended

29. October 2018
UAE Double Taxation Treaties About to be Amended   Anyone living, working, investing and earning income in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or in other countries far from home would probably be…
SLG Newsletter Summer 2018

24. September 2018
SLG Newsletter Summer 2018 Dear Friends and Clients, This summer newsletter summarizes the essential information of the last 3 months. There is not much happening in Arabia in the summ…
SLG Newsletter May 2018

31. May 2018
SLG Newsletter May 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, There is great news for us expats! We can now get: 10-year visas, 100% foreign-owned onshore companies, and improved investments conditi…
It is not getting better with the banks or the drama with the banks in the UAE part two

31. May 2018
It is not getting better with the banks or the drama with the banks in the UAE part two   In October of last year, we wrote an article on how laborious – and often impossible – it is for comp…
SLG Newsletter April 2018

30. April 2018
SLG Newsletter April 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, The party is now over –time to begin more serious work. For the 4th time, we held our office event last Thursday. Thank you all f…
SLG Newsletter March 2018

18. March 2018
SLG Newsletter March 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, The year started well – at least for most of our clients and our chambers. We have hardly ever had as much work as in these past few…
End of Service Gratuity a Statutory Compensation Claim

05. March 2018
End of Service Gratuity a Statutory Compensation Claim   The UAE has enshrined a legally guaranteed severance pay (End of Service Gratuity) in its labour law. This right to severance pay …
How do you avoid double customs payment?

03. March 2018
How do you avoid double customs payment?   Paying customs twice is burdensome and has also become the subject of complaints to various authorities in the UAE. Frequently, goods were delivered…
SLG Newsletter January to February 2018

15. February 2018
SLG Newsletter January to February 2018   Dear Friends and Clients, May I first of all wish you a happy and prosperous New Year with all your wishes to come true. Expectations and attachme…
SLG Newsletter December 2017

31. December 2017
SLG Newsletter December 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, We’re almost done. Only some more hours to go. No reason to become sentimental. If it was a good year it’s passed as well as if …
Comparison of the UAE double taxation agreements with Germany and Austria: Austrians are better off!

29. November 2017
Comparison of the UAE double taxation agreements with Germany and Austria: Austrians are better off!   When you come to the UAE for work, you have thought about many things: Will my family jo…
SLG Newsletter November 2017

29. November 2017
SLG Newsletter November 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, As the year comes to it’s end the UAE rulers/government have some presents for us investors: The almost unthinkable could beco…
Can I get you another glass? – Dos and Don’ts around the alcohol consumption in the UAE

01. November 2017
Can I get you another glass? – Dos and Don’ts around the alcohol consumption in the UAE   Whether “Oktoberfest”, “Heurigen”, dinner parties, Christmas parties or the almost obligatory…
Alkoholkonsum in den VAE

01. November 2017
Darf‘s noch ein Glas mehr sein? – Dos and Don’ts bei Alkoholkonsum in den VAE   Ob Oktoberfest, Heurigen, Dinnerparties, Weihnachtsfeiern oder der fast schon obligatorische Friday-Brunc…
SLG Newsletter October 2017

31. October 2017
SLG Newsletter October 2017   Dear Friends and Clients,  Is it true that the main reason for the obstacles to open a bank account in the UAE is due  to the influence of the USA? Does the UAE…
Drama around the banks in the UAE – or how the banks are diligently helping to drive companies/expats out of the country

03. October 2017
Drama around the banks in the UAE – or how the banks are diligently helping to drive companies/expats out of the country   Account opening within 10 min for people, (free zone) companies …
SLG Newsletter August to September 2017

27. September 2017
SLG Newsletter August to September 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, Of course, this newsletter concentrates on the new VAT to be enforced on Jan. 1, 2018. There are 100+ seminars on VAT an…
Introduction of the CRS in the UAE – your UAE bank as a henchman of the European tax offices

07. September 2017
Introduction of the CRS in the UAE – your UAE bank as a henchman of the European tax offices   By 1 January 2018 at the latest, the dream of many financial authorities in most countries of th…
New regulations for associations (Civil-Societies) in Dubai

08. August 2017
New regulations for associations (Civil-Societies) in Dubai   Whether sports clubs, music clubs, carnival clubs or other clubs – in Central Europe a large proportion of the population is a me…
SLG Newsletter July 2017

01. August 2017
SLG Newsletter July 2017    Dear Friends and Clients, As summer approached in the northern hemisphere it is interesting to see how few reactions were made by clients who have their bank a…
SLG Newsletter June 2017

28. June 2017
SLG Newsletter June 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, Ramadan and Eid al Fitr are over; the summer months are ahead. The business has already slowed down these past few weeks and probably won…
SLG Newsletter May 2017

22. May 2017
SLG Newsletter May 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, Ramadan is at the doorstep. In the Surah Al-Baqarah [2:185] – Al-Qur’an al-Kareem – it reads that the Holy Scripture was revealed in …
SLG Newsletter April 2017

24. April 2017
SLG Newsletter April 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, We are still enjoying the cooler weather and should spend the last few weeks if possible outdoors. But business happens mostly indoors…
SLG Newsletter February to March 2017

12. March 2017
SLG Newsletter February to March 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, We had the great pleasure of welcoming Dr. Gordian Gaeta at our office event on February 23rd. He was kind enough to…
SLG Newsletter January 2017

30. January 2017
SLG Newsletter January 2017   Dear Friends and Clients, When we say the world is not the same as yesterday it is an all-time true saying. But maybe it has become more true recently. The…
SLG Newsletter December 2016

29. December 2016
SLG Newsletter December 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, An interesting year has come to an end. Most of us, living and working in the UAE, have experienced some downturn in investment due…
SLG Newsletter November 2016

27. November 2016
SLG Newsletter November 2016    Dear Friends and Clients, Isn´t it impressing to live in a country where the obligation to read is defined by a law? If you are employed, will you be requ…
SLG Newsletter October 2016

01. November 2016
SLG Newsletter October 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, Are we living in an island of the blessed? If you read HH Shaikh Mohammed´s statement at the end of our newsletter you must admit t…
Trademark Registration in the UAE

26. October 2016
Trademark Registration in the UAE   A brand is a valuable asset. Companies usually invest a lot of time and money in the design, development and maintenance of a brand. If an entrepreneur use…
SLG Newsletter September 2016

26. September 2016
SLG Newsletter September 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, Now we are also trademark agents. It’s always good to have young, dynamic lawyers in old firms (Strohal Legal dates back to 18…
Trademark Registration

16. September 2016
Trademark Registration   Trademark Registration in the UAE Currently there are more than 350,000 Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMEs) in the UAE, among them are similar companies with …
Privacy Under UAE Law

30. August 2016
Privacy Under UAE’s Law Perspective   Data sharing and its potential risks A recent study conducted in June in by Kaspersky Lab, an international software security group, revealed that peo…
SLG Newsletter August 2016

23. August 2016
SLG Newsletter August 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, Back to business. The summer is still on, but the international schools will start soon and the expats are coming back from holiday…
RAK Customs Policy

15. August 2016
RAK Customs Policy   RAK Customs Policy (2) of 2016 – Free Zone Procedures Many clients had and have had problems if their goods first arrived in the Jebal Ali Free Zone and are further …
SLG Newsletter July 2016

27. July 2016
SLG Newsletter July 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, The VAT is on the doorstep. It shall be implemented like the European VAT System, not the US sales tax. Let’s see how fraud preventio…
SLG Newsletter June 2016

27. June 2016
SLG Newsletter June 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, Ramadan has started. The Euro2016 has started, too. Conflict of interest? No beer at the games before sunset, or even after? Well, you …
SLG Newsletter May 2016

20. May 2016
SLG Newsletter May 2016    Dear Friends and Clients, The hot season together with the Holy Month of Ramadan is at our doorsteps. There are a few days left to register or amend your comp…
RAK ICC

17. May 2016
RAK ICC   All about the new RAK ICC The new RAK ICC (Ras Al Khaimah International Corporate Centre) is the new offshore authority and company in Ras Al Khaimah. It is the result of the mer…
SLG Newsletter April 2016

18. April 2016
SLG Newsletter April 2016   Dear Friends and Clients, This newsletter deals again with highly important subjects. What are the do´s and don´ts regarding your Emirates ID? Don´t burn …
SLG Newsletter January 2016

19. January 2016
SLG Newsletter January 2016 New labor law rules effective 01.01.2016 The Ministry of Labor has issued 3 new rules, which should guarantee more legal security for the employer and the employee. The…
SLG Newsletter December 2015

31. December 2015
SLG Newsletter December 2015   Dear Friends and Clients, This time we communicate rather severe news for the final days of the year: Visa run, Taxes in the UAE, Swiss banking and corporate …
Visa Run

08. December 2015
Visa Run   No more visa run? On 6 May 2015, the EU and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement to an exemption from the required visa for short, ceremonial stays in Brussels. Since th…
SLG Newsletter November 2015

12. November 2015
SLG Newsletter November 2015   Dear Friends and Clients, We have been in the UAE for 10 years; 2 months in Iran; 3 years in Myanmar; 21 years in Singapore and 145 years in Austria… …
SLG Newsletter October 2015

06. October 2015
SLG Newsletter October 2015   Dear Friends and Clients, We have entered a new area! Our license in Iran has been granted. We are the 1st law firm in the country with 100% foreign sharehold…
SLG Newsletter September 2015

04. September 2015
SLG Newsletter September 2015   Dear Friends and Clients, Our Iran office is going to open its doors at the occasion of the state visit of the Austrian federal president Dr. Fischer on Sep…
SLG Newsletter August 2015

04. August 2015
SLG Newsletter August 2015   Dear Friends and Clients, We take the risk! We go Iran! Will you join us? This immense market has opened up, a population of over 70 mil. people who are a…
SLG Newsletter July 2015

05. July 2015
SLG Newsletter July 2015   Dear Friends and Clients, The UAE and the EU have signed a visa waiver. Europeans can travel to the UAE and UAE nationals can travel to the EU visa-free for 90 d…

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