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Criminalization of Tax Evasion Offences - Tightening the Nooze

08 Dec, 2020

New court

On 10 November 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department issued Resolution No. 35 of 2020 (the “Resolution”).

Article 1 of the Resolution states that:

“A Court is to be established in the city of Abu Dhabi and shall be dedicated to hearing Money Laundering and Tax Evasion Crimes. The Court shall be under


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