The Applicability of UAE Conflict of Laws Rules Related to Property and Persons to Electronic Transactions

Jan 01, 2016


Published in: Humanities and Social Sciences Review

/ Suhaib Sharaiyra / Zeyad Alenizi

The conclusion of legal transactions through modern means of communications raises several legal issues, such as the issue of proving such transactions or the issue of determining the time and place of their conclusion, etc. Additionally, several questions come into mind regarding electronic transactions: Does such utilization of modern means of communications bring about the issue of determining the applicable law to the transaction? Can the conventional conflict of laws rules be applied to such electronic transactions? Or are these rules in need for amendment? This study aims at answering these questions by examining the UAE conflict of laws rules related to persons and property, highlighting the applicable rules, if any, as well as those in need for amendment due to the issues they raise.

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