Global expertise with local faces
Who we are
Ecovis is a leading global consulting firm with its origins in Continental Europe. It has over 7,500 people operating in over 75 countries. Its consulting focus and core competencies lie in the areas of tax consultation, accounting, auditing and legal advice. The particular strength of Ecovis is the combination of personal advice at a local level with the general expertise of an international and interdisciplinary network of professionals.
New Taxation on Harmful Products in the UAE
The UAE Government wants to protect their citizens from harmful goods. Since 1 December 2019, the UAE has imposed an excise duty of 100 percent on electronic smoking devices and liquids used in such devices and an excise tax of 50 percent on sweetened drinks. Other harmful products have been subject to excise duties since 2017.
Arbitration or Litigation? Choosing the Right Forum for Cross-border Disputes
Participants and parties to cross-border disputes, that is disputes of an international nature involving entities located within different jurisdictions, must choose the forum within which disputes are to take place. The choice of forum for resolving international disputes is either litigation or arbitration.