How will the new UAE inheritance law affect you?

Nov 17, 2020, 02:55 AM
The UAE government has embarked on one of the biggest overhauls of the legal system in years. Among the changes are amendments to family and personal law with new regulations covering divorce, couples living together and other areas affecting people’s daily lives. From a personal finance perspective, however, one of the most interesting changes centres on wills and inheritance. So how significant is this change? When will it take effect? And what does it mean for people looking to write a will now?

Host Alice Haine is joined by Siri Hashem, senior counsel at UAE law firm Fichte and Co, and Devanand Mahadeva, head of the inheritance and personal law practice of the Goodwins Group in the UAE.