Compliance, Compliance: ESR, CRS, UBOR, MDR – Challenges and Solutions Webinar

02. March 2021
Strohal Legal hereby invites to an English language webinar held by Theodor Strohal & Jakob Kisser on Wednesday, 03 March 2021, 04:00 – 05:00 pm Dubai Time (GMT+4) Compliance, Compliance: ESR, …
International Bankruptcy Law

23. February 2021
All those who could not attend our last webinar on “International Bankruptcy Law” can now watch it on Youtube or download the PowerPoint presentation.The webinar guides you through insolvency pr…
International Bankruptcy Law Webinar

15. February 2021
Strohal Legal hereby invites to an English language webinar held by Theodor Strohal on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 04:00 – 05:00 pm Dubai Time (GMT+4) International Bankruptcy Law A guide throu…
Beschränkte und unbeschränkte Steuerpflicht in Österreich für Expats

15. February 2021
Alle, die nicht am letzten Webinar über “Beschränkte und unbeschränkte Steuerpflicht für im Ausland lebende Österreicher” teilnehmen konnten, haben die Möglichkeit, sich dieses auf Youtube anzu…
SLG Newsletter: January 2021

05. February 2021
Dear Friends and Clients, A crisis always also offers opportunities and has positive consequences. The historic accords with Israel and the restoration of ties with Qatar already have a significant…
Webinar Calendar

31. January 2021
Strohal Legal hält im Februar und März eine Webinar-Reihe zu im Einzelnen folgenden Themen: Insolvenz, Restrukturierung, Zweite Residenz & Niederlassungsbewilligung, Ras Al Khaimah, Asset Prote…
New Year Greeting and Partnership Announcement

06. January 2021
The Strohal and Kisser families wish everyone a prosperous and happy 2021! A new year is always a powerful moment. We reflect on the past and our hopes for the future. We refresh our enthusiasm for…
SLG NEWSLETTER: DECEMBER 2020

30. December 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, The UAE show special incentives at the end of the year. So the golden visa possibilities are extended, Abu Dhabi allows a variety of freelance licenses without the necessi…
THE NEW ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE REGULATIONS

13. December 2020
Under the Economic Substance Regulations (“ESR“) most UAE businesses need to prove to the UAE authorities that they are doing business in the UAE (have an “economic substance”). The ESR were i…
SLG NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2020

26. November 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, It is not to be overlooked: The Gulf region is undergoing a significant liberalisation process. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and now Oman are showing considerable relief in terms…
UPDATE: UAE CABINET RESOLUTION REQUIRES TO MAINTAIN “OWNERSHIP” REGISTER

18. October 2020
The UAE have made another step in their intense efforts to implement, and comply with, international transparency standards. Cabinet Resolution No. 58 of 2020 on the Regulation of the Procedures of th…
WEBINAR BY DR. THEODOR STROHAL: INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND AUSTRIA

13. October 2020
DATE: THURSDAY, 29TH OCTOBER 2020 TIME: 6.00 PM (SINGAPORE TIME) Considering the current situation, many companies will no longer be able to meet their liabilities on time and/or in full. The webina…
SLG NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2020

01. October 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, The long awaited Retirement Visa for the UAE is finally here! You will find the exact conditions in the newsletter below. In summary, you must be 55 years old, have eit…
SLG Newsletter: August 2020

02. September 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, What comes as a result of the Covid 19 lockdowns? Is there a big bang and the demise of the capitalist economic system? Is there a complete reorganization of our monetary …
SLG Newsletter: July 2020

29. July 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, In this newsletter I will once again write NOTHING about Covid. What you should/must do as a UAE or Thai resident, you can find below. But I want to point out a problem…
SLG Newsletter: June 2020

30. June 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, In the meantime, we have opened our “Eastern European Desk” in our Ras al Khaimah office. It is headed by Mrs. Katya Kisser, LLM, born in Ukraine. She is fluent in Ukr…
SLG Newsletter: May 2020

31. May 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, In the meantime, the Covid ghost has lost some of its terror and showed its true face. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but if you follow clever people, at least part of t…
STROHAL LEGAL GROUP – TRENDS AND INSIGHTS

10. May 2020
NUTZEN SIE DIE KRISE UND ERWÄGEN DIE VORTEILE EINER (ZUSÄTZLICHEN) RESIDENZ IN EINEM ANDEREN LAND! Eines vorab:Wir verkaufen keine Staatsbürgerschaften in der Karibik und dergleichen. Wir zeige…
SLG Newsletter: April 2020

30. April 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, This time you will find in our newsletter the main incentives offered by individual Emirates and especially the Freezones. We have also taken up some areas of law that can …
SLG Newsletter: February-March 2020

07. April 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, In this newsletter we deliberately omit information about the sanctions in the Covid19 area. You will certainly be inundated with such information and we do not want to cont…
SLG Newsletter: January 2020

05. February 2020
Dear Friends and Clients, Usually, January already gives an indication of how the year will proceed. And it will go well. We have more inquiries than ever about legal tax avoidance and company forma…
SLG Newsletter: October 2019

12. January 2020
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 facilitating company sta…
SLG Newsletter : November – December 2019

31. December 2019
Dear Friends and Clients, We have arrived at the end of the second decade of this century (and millennium). But I do not want to write a review about past times here, there are sufficient of those in…
SLG Newsletter: September 2019

30. 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, check to see if your business is really affe…
Praktikum in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (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 auslä…
SLG Newsletter: July-August 2019

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 Sonder-Newsletter: Direktinvestitionen in den VAE

22. July 2019
Um ausländische Direktinvestitionen in ausgewählten Sektoren und damit die Ansiedlung von in diesen Sektoren tätigen Unternehmen im Mainland zu fördern, wurde 2018 die gesetzliche Verpflichtung ge…
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
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 of the old domain “SLG@strohallegal…
SLG Newsletter: March 2019

31. 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 the relaxing atmosphere in the garden of…
Dividendenbesteuerung im Heimatland

10. March 2019
Sie haben eine FZ-LLC oder eine Onshore LLC in den VAE? Oder vielleicht sogar eine  “International Company” (Offshore), die Gewinne abwirft? Sie sind nach wie vor steuerpflichtig in Ihrem Heimat…
SLG Newsletter: February 2019

28. February 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 company, Dubai awards 3 years business v…
SLG Newsletter: January 2019

31. January 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 newsletter which did not refer to th…
SLG Newsletter: December 2018

13. December 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 Asian philosophy says. We all create ou…
SLG Newsletter: November 2018

30. November 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 first, because the main source of oil an…
Ein Update zum Mitführen von Medikamenten

18. November 2018
Wie immer in den VAE werden Änderungen schnell vorgenommen, so auch beim Mitführen von Medikamenten für Touristen und Expats. Wie zu Beginn des Monats berichtet, sollten ab sofort alle Touristen un…
Visa-Neuerungen in den VAE – ein Update

06. November 2018
Jeder Ausländer, der in den VAE arbeiten möchte kennt das Prozedere: Für die Erteilung der Arbeitserlaubnis ist ein Residenzvisum erforderlich, welches wiederum unter anderem einen Gesundheitstest …
SLG Newsletter: October 2018

31. October 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 country is helping as much as possible. …
Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen der VAE stehen vor Änderungen

29. October 2018
Wer in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten oder in anderen Ländern fernab der Heimat lebt, arbeitet, investiert und Einkünfte erzielt, möchte wohl nur ungern auch in seinem Heimatstaat – und dami…
SLG Newsletter: Summer 2018

24. September 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 summer heat  – at least as far as business …
SLG Newsletter: May 2018

31. 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 conditions. The outlook for 2018 is excel…
Es wird nicht besser mit den Banken – oder – Das Drama mit den Banken in den VAE, zweiter teil

31. May 2018
Im Oktober vergangenen Jahres haben wir an dieser Stelle einen Beitrag darüber geschrieben, wie mühsam – und nicht selten unmöglich – es für Unternehmen in den VAE mittlerweile ist, Bankkonten…
SLG Newsletter: April 2018

30. 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 for attending and mainly thanks to the spe…
SLG Newsletter: March 2018

18. 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 months. Many Europeans have set up bra…
End of Service Gratuity ein gesetzlicher Abfindungsanspruch

05. March 2018
Die VAE hat in seinem Arbeitsrecht eine gesetzlich garantierte Abfindung (End of Service Gratuity) verankert. Dieser Abfindungsanspruch ist im Labour Law (UAE Federal Law No. 8 of 1980) verbindlich ge…
Wie vermeiden Sie die doppelte Verzollung?

03. March 2018
Zwei Mal Zoll zu zahlen ist belastend und wurde auch zum Gegegnstand von Beschwerden gegenüber diversen Behörden in den VAE. Häufig kam es dazu, dass Ware in eine Free Zone geliefert wurde, vor all…
SLG Newsletter: January – February 2018

15. 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 attachments are the cause for suffering – so do not expect …
SLG Newsletter: December 2017

31. 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 it was a bad one. Don’t live in the pa…
Vergleich der Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen VAE mit Deutschland und Österreich: Die Österreicher sind besser dran!

29. November 2017
Wenn Sie beruflich in die VAE kommen, haben Sie sich über viele Dinge Gedanken gemacht: Wird meine Familie mitkommen? Können meine Kinder hier zur Schule gehen? Nehme ich meine Möbel mit? Oder, kö…
SLG Newsletter: November 2017

29. 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 become reality: The 51:49 rule seems to be in di…
Darf‘s noch ein glas mehr sein? – Dos and Don’ts bei Alkoholkonsum in den VAE

01. November 2017
Ob Oktoberfest, Heurigen, Dinnerparties, Weihnachtsfeiern oder der fast schon obligatorische Friday-Brunch – speziell der Herbst und Winter bietet zahlreiche Gelegenheiten für Expats in den VAE ein…
SLG Newsletter: October 2017

31. 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 Central bank receive “instructions…
Das Drama mit den Banken in den VAE – oder wie die Banken fleißig dazu beitragen Unternehmen/Expats zu vertreiben

03. October 2017
Kontoeröffnung für Personen, (Freezone-) Unternehmen und Offshore-Gesellschaften binnen 10 Minuten ohne große Umstände möglich, kundenfreundlicher und hervorragender lösungsorientierter Service!…
SLG Newsletter: August – September 2017

27. 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 and almost every consultant’s newsletter is dealing w…
Einführung des CRS in den VAE – Ihre VAE-Bank als Handlanger der europäischen Finanzämter

07. September 2017
Spätestens ab 1.1.2018 wird der feuchte Traum so mancher Finanzbehörden in den meisten Staaten der Welt wahr: Sie bekommen automatisch und ohne eigenes Zutun Informationen über ihre Staatsbürger u…
Neue Regelungen für Vereine (Civil-Societies) in Dubai

08. August 2017
Ob Sportverein, Musikverein, Faschings- oder sonstige Vereine – in Mitteleuropa ist ein großer Anteil der Bevölkerung Mitglied eines oder mehreren Vereine. Was viele Expats in den VAE jedoch nich…
SLG Newsletter: July 2017

01. August 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 accounts abroad, despite an automatic exc…
SLG Newsletter: June 2017

28. 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’t improve until September. But th…
SLG Newsletter: May 2017

22. 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 the month of Ramadan. All our…
SLG Newsletter: April 2017

24. 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 – in soundproof rooms and without CC…
SLG Newsletter: February – March 2017

12. 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 hold a speech for our guests about the economic outlook…
SLG Newsletter: January 2017

30. 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 future will be one of the most interesting…
SLG Newsletter: December 2016

29. 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 to the oil price slump. But the ones who …
SLG Newsletter: November 2016

27. 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 required to pause your duties, take up a book an…
SLG Newsletter: October 2016

01. November 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 that there is hardly any other country in …
Markenregistrierung in den VAE

26. October 2016
Eine Marke ist ein wertvolles Kapital. Für die Gestaltung, den Aufbau und die Pflege einer Marken investieren Unternehmen in der Regel sehr viel Zeit und Geld. Verwendet ein Unternehmer ein Logo für…
SLG Newsletter: September 2016

26. 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 1871) because it opens new doors of consultancy…
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 people are pr…
Die Berechnung der “End of Service Gratuity“

25. August 2016
Bei der Berechnung der “End of Service Gratuity” kommt es immer wieder zu Unsicherheiten. Was muss der Arbeitgeber dem Arbeitnehmer bei Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses zahlen? Wie hoch ist die “E…
SLG Newsletter: August 2016

23. 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 holidays. When I entered the smart gate at DXB T…
RAK Customs Policy

15. August 2016
AK 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 transported, for instance, to ano…
Fristverlängerung zur Anpassung des MOA

29. July 2016
Die Frist zur notwendigen Anpassung des MOA (Memorandum of Association/Gesellschaftsvertrag) wurde kürzlich um ein Jahr verlängert und endet nun am 30. Juni 2017. Sämliche Onshore Companies müsse…
SLG Newsletter: July 2016

27. 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 prevention will be set up. In the early VAT yea…
SLG Newsletter: June 2016

27. 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 can always watch it at home and drink …
Verkehrsverstöße, Bußgelder und Punkte – Verkehr in den VAE

15. June 2016
Die VAE sind die  Heimat von Menschen unterschiedlichster Nationalität mit verschiedensten Fahrstilen – vom gemütlichen Sonntagsfahrer bis hin zum rücksichtslosen Raser. Was kaum jemand weiß is…
SLG Newsletter: May 2016

20. 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 company, your MOA according to the new Comm…
Grundlagen des UAE Labour Law

18. May 2016
“Natürlich achte ich das Recht. Aber auch mit dem Recht darf man nicht so pingelig sein.”, sagte einst Konrad Adenauer. Diesen Satz scheinen sich auch zahlreiche Arbeitgeber und Arbeitnehmer in den V…
RAK ICC

17. May 2016
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 merger of two previous o…
SLG Newsletter: April 2016

18. 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 it when you are fed up or depressed, don…
Häufig gestellte Fragen zum Thema Free Zone Gesellschaft

31. March 2016
Viele Investoren gründen eine Gesellschaft in einer der rund 50 Free Zones in den VAE. Die Wahl der idealen Free Zone und die spezifische Gründung der jeweiligen Gesellschaft  sollten allerdings wo…
Free Zone – Die Qual der Wahl

24. March 2016
Viele stehen bei ihrer Geschäftseröffnung vor der Qual der Wahl wenn es darum geht, welche Free Zone in den UAE man für sein Unternehmen auswählt. Als Free Zone (auch Freihandelszone genannt) wir…
Haftungsrisiken für Geschäftsführer in den VAE

11. February 2016
Der Manager auf dem Drahtseil – das kann die Überschrift für die Tätigkeit eines Geschäftsführers in den Emiraten sein. Wir haben hier die wichtigsten Aspekte dieser Problematik für Sie zusamm…
SLG Newsletter: January 2016

19. 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 three new rules are as follows…
SLG Newsletter: December 2015

31. 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 setups to be avoided, new Labour Laws, c…
Neue Regelungen im Arbeitsrecht ab 01.01.2016

30. December 2015
Das Ministry of Labour hat 3 neue Regelungen erlassen, welche eine höhere Flexibilität, bessere Transparenz und eine größere Rechtssicherheit für Arbeitgeber und Arbeitnehmer gewährleisten solle…
Dubai Health Insurance Law

23. December 2015
Spätestens bis zum 30.Juni 2016 müssen alle Unternehmen mit Sitz in Dubai ihre Mitarbeiter krankenversichern. Die Grundlage hierfür bildet das Dubai Health Insurance Law No. 13 of 2013, welches ber…
Visa Run

08. December 2015
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 there is great uncertain…
SLG Newsletter: November 2015

12. 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…  …a good reason to celebrate!  In May 2…
Schluss mit dem Visa Run?

01. November 2015
Schluss mit dem Visa Run?   Bereits am 6. Mai 2015 haben die EU und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate im Rahmen einer Feierlichkeit in Brüssel ein Abkommen über die Befreiung von der Visum…
SLG Newsletter: October 2015

06. 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 shareholders. It took quite some effort from our …
SLG Newsletter: September 2015

04. 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 September 7, 2015. We are looking forward to a…
SLG Newsletter: August 2015

04. 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 all mostly well educated, open-minded and b…
SLG Newsletter: July 2015

05. 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 days in a 180-day period while taking t…
DED untersucht Möglichkeit der Einführung von Altersvorsorge

03. November 2011
Einführung Das Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) ist gerade in der Erhebungsphase für eine staatlich regulierte Altersvorsorge für Expats in Dubai. Damit sollen sowohl die Regelunge…

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