UAE Adopts Its Largest Legislative Reform Via 40 New Laws and Changes

Published November 28th, 2021 - 08:57 GMT
UAE Adopts Its Largest Legislative Reform Via 40 New Laws and Changes
The new legislative changes  were drawn up through the intensive coordination between teams comprising 540 specialists and experts from 50 federal and local authorities. (Shutterstock)

The United Arab Emirates has officially approved a wide-ranging reform of its legal system, with more than 40 laws included among the draft of new laws and legislative amendments, according to Emirates News Agency, WAM.

According to the announcement, the proposed reforms came during the UAE’s “Year of the 50th” and are intended to keep pace with the developmental achievements of the UAE and reflect the country's future aspirations. 

“The amendments aim to develop the legislative structure in various sectors, including investment, trade and industry, as well as commercial company, regulation and protection of industrial property, copyright, trademarks, commercial register, electronic transactions, trust services, factoring, and residency, in addition to laws related to society and personal security including as the Crime and Punishment Law, the Online Security Law, and a laws regulating the production, sale and use of narcotics and psychotropic substances,” WAM reported.

The new legislative changes  were drawn up through the intensive coordination between teams comprising 540 specialists and experts from 50 federal and local authorities who have worked together over the past five months in consultation with over 100 private sector organisations in order to reflect global best practice in the new legal provisions.


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