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Abu Dhabi Wills Registry Accepts Wills Registration

On 11th of July 2017, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (the “ADJD”), announced the creation of an independent Wills registry in Abu Dhabi for non-Muslims (the “AD Wills Registry”). The detailed rules for probate of Wills are yet […]

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Dubai Launches New Wills Registry

On 31 October 2017, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai and the Vice-President of the UAE, decreed a new law, Law No. (15) of 2017 regulating inheritance, wills and probate for non-Muslims. The new law is intended to provide further options for the probate of assets […]

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A New Wills Registry in Abu Dhabi

It has recently been reported that the Abu Dhabi government has issued a decree (“Decree”) creating a Wills and Probate Registry in Abu Dhabi (“AD Wills Registry”). The AD Wills Registry aims to establish an institutional framework to register Wills for non-Muslims with assets in Abu Dhabi and to raise the level of legal protection […]

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