English-language judicial services office launched in Abu Dhabi


An English-language judicial services bureau has been established in Abu Dhabi, which will help streamline legal documentation procedures for businesses.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE's Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court issued directives to establish the new office.

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department said the initiative is designed to meet the needs of non-Arabic speakers and will remove the language barrier that prevents foreign customers from accessing judicial services.

The office will make it easier for businesses to operate by providing notarization and authentication services for English-language contracts and documents without the need for translation.

It will also offer its services digitally, which will save time and effort for customers and reduce the processing time for transactions.

The office will serve non-Arab residents and companies in Abu Dhabi and will provide judicial services that are tailored to the emirate's economic and demographic needs.

This includes the following transactions and documents:

  • Contracts of all kinds.
  • Declarations and undertakings, including monthly income declarations, non-objection to travel, waiver, and others.
  • Settlement agreements.
  • Powers of attorney of all kinds.
  • Signature authentication.
  • Board of Directors’ decisions and meeting minutes.
  • Everything related to documents issued by companies and private and public legal persons during or in connection with the exercise of their business.

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