Frequently Asked Questions
What Does a Corporate Lawyer Do?
Whether negotiating the acquisition of a multibillion-dollar company or assisting a small Internet start-up company, corporate lawyers are involved in advising businesses on their numerous legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations. General corporate practice involves handling a wide range of legal issues for businesses.
What is the difference between legal opinion and legal advice?
It points to the key difference between a legal opinion and legal advice—i.e., that a legal opinion is an attorney’s analysis based on past or present facts, while legal advice is an attorney’s counsel and guidance as to what future actions the client should take.
What can a lawyer/litigator do for me?
Your lawyer is a resource and asset. At Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm, we are ready to answer your queries about your business, from how to deal with your employees explaining Labour Laws of UAE, to explaining what a contract means in English as well as in Arabic. We will draft documents that make the deals you strike legally enforceable. We will defend you in court when you’ve been wrongfully attacked or minimize the damage. We will file suit on your behalf pronto, and make sure that the people who have wronged you are held responsible. We might do all of those things, or more—it’s our job to know the law, explain it to you, and act as your guide and protector—all so you can focus on your business. we will assist you to explain the key point of writing will and it’s our responsibility to register your will and collect it from ADJD (Abu Dhabi judicial department) as well.
Why should I hire a corporate lawyer?
You should hire a corporate lawyer because it’s your right to know your rights—not the law. corporate lawyers always help you to draft your contracts, review them, explain them to you. Incase of any breach of contract by any other party a corporate lawyer is always there to help you give a legal opinion. Regardless of what brings you to us, at the Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm, it’s our job to handle the legal stuff.
How much do Corporate lawyers charge for services?
For some reason, most lawyers are notoriously tight-lipped about their fees. They don’t publish their rates. When you ask what something costs, they’ll tell you, “It depends.” That’s a true answer, but it’s not a helpful one. As a business owner, you need to be able to budget, and to plan.
At Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm we believe in value-based billing. we offer a Value Billing Guarantee for hourly work. we never charge for first consultation.
Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm also offers a variety of alternatives to the billable hour, including monthly plans, yearly plans, flat fees, secondments, contingency arrangements. Across all of the options available, we do our best to make sure that our interests are aligned with those of our clients, and—above all—that our clients receive value from our representation.
Who will work on my case?
Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm is one stop shop for all your legal needs. We are a team of experts and we work in an extreme collegiality. The work assigned is according to the availability of the litigator as well the type of work and the availability of that expert.
How long will my case take?
The length of the case is from the initial free consultation, to filing, till resolution. In all that process many government offices are also involved. As far as the internal file work is concerned, we draft your case within one business day.
Will I get guidance about the government office procedures as well?
Yes! we will be available for all your legal queries.
What happens if the cheque bounces in the UAE?
Dishonor of cheque due to insufficient balance in bank account will attract criminal proceedings in the UAE. This is in accordance with Article 401 of the Federal Law No. 3 of 1987 related to issuance of Penal Code (the ‘Penal Law of UAE’), which states: “Detention or a fine shall be imposed on anyone who, in bad faith, gives a draft (cheque) without a sufficient and drawable balance or who, after giving a cheque, withdraws all or part of the balance, making the balance insufficient for settlement of the cheque, or if he orders a drawee not to cash a cheque or makes or signs the cheque in a manner that prevents it from being cashed.
How can I figure out whether my offer letter is fake or not?
An employer must provide to an employee with an employment letter which is in consonance with the standard employment contract that is issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). The employment letter must be signed by the employer and employee. Article 1 of the Ministerial Decree No. (764) of 2015 states: “The employment contract specimen is henceforth adopted for use as a standard employment contract. Tentative approval to admit a foreign employee for the purpose of employment in the UAE cannot be granted until an employment offer that conforms with the standard employment contract is presented to and duly signed by the employee.”