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Lending and taking security in the United Arab Emirates: overview, Practical Law Global Guide

Thomson Reuters

By Bashir Ahmed and Rahat Dar

A Q&A guide to lending and taking security in the United Arab Emirates. The Q&A gives a high level overview of the lending market, forms of security over assets, special purpose vehicles in secured lending, quasi-security, guarantees, and loan agreements. It covers creation and registration requirements for security interests; problem assets over which security is difficult to grant; risk areas for lenders; structuring the priority of debt; debt trading and transfer mechanisms; agent and trust concepts; enforcement of security interests and borrower insolvency; cross-border issues on loans; taxes; and proposals for reform.

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