About Nita Maru

Nita Maru, a British qualified solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants with over 16 years of experience at senior positions held in London and the UAE. Nita has a British law degree, and is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales. She also holds a full Legal Consultancy license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department. Nita is also a Board member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) in Dubai. She is well-known for her personal yet professional approach to resolving ‘real problems faced by real people’, and can be contacted at info@twslegal.ae or Tel: (+971) 4 4484284.

BIDAYA Magazine Feature

Where there’s a Will

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has formed the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry, which allows non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in the event of death.
Following her involvement with the creation of the registry, which starts today, Dubai-based solicitor Nita Maru answers key questions on the issue […]

New inheritance laws in DIFC

In a landmark move, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has set out plans to form the ‘DIFC Wills and Probate Registry’ and introduce new internationally-recognized common law principles that will allow non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in the event of their death.
Following her involvement with the […]

Infidelity blamed for up to 85% of divorces in UAE

Adultery putting marriage vows under strain, say expertsDubai: Rising infidelity is the main cause for marriages falling apart in the UAE, experts have warned.
While official data show a 34 per cent surge in divorces in 2014 in Dubai alone, experts said 75-85 per cent of the cases they handle involve infidelity.
An Asian woman who has […]

Upcoming Wills and Probate Registry for Non Muslims – Early 2015

In a landmark move, the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’) has set the ball rolling for the introduction of new rules relating to succession and inheritance matters of non-Muslims owning assets in the Emirate.
On November 16th 2014, the Dubai International Financial Centre’s Dispute Resolution Authority launched a month-long consultation with the public UAE legal community […]

Registry for Expats will set launch at DIFC

Legal uncertainties over expatriate wills in Dubai could become a thing of the past with the launch early next year of a new registry.
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) hopes that the new wills and probate registry – open to all non-Muslim expatriates – will benefit those wishing to hold financial and real estate assets […]

Will registry for expats launched by DIFC

DUBAI In a landmark move, Dubai has set the ball rolling for the introduction of new rules relating to succession and inheritance matters of non-Muslims owning assets in the emirate.
On November 16, the Dubai International Financial Centre’s Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) launched a month-long consultation with the UAE legal community and the public on a […]

Company Formation in Free Zones

Q. What is a free zone? Why do some companies opt to set up their business in free zones?
A. In general, a free zone or free trade zone may be described as a portion of a city or a clearly designated area in a country apportioned for business activities such as the receipt and storage […]

UAE inheritance system

Q:How different is the UAE inheritance system with that of other countries?
In the UAE, inheritance for Muslim nationals is guided by Sharia laws(a system of Islamic law based on the Quran), while the law of the deceased’s home country can be applied for non-Muslim expatriates. Sharia is not a codified law and is capable of […]

Property inheritance matters

As if expat life were not fraught enough with challenges and complications, families of those who invest in properties here face further complications in the sad event that the property owner passes away intestate. Nita Maru of TWS Legal Consultants shares some legal advice regarding the above.
How different is the UAE inheritance system to that […]