The new Dubai Notary Public Law will have a positive influence on Dubai's business sector, according to Taresh Al Mansouri, director general of the Dubai Courts Department (DCD). Clients will be served by certified private notary publics located across the emirate, providing fast and friendly solutions to process transactions such as contract attestation, he said.
As announced by Al Mansouri, new applications from private notary public professionals can be submitted to the DCD from 1 June. The initiative is in line with the implementation of Law No. 4 of Notary Public in Dubai, which was issued by the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The law regulates the work of DCD's notary publics as well as private notary publics. It also outlines the legislation needed for the profession, Al Mansouri explained.
A decision was also issued by Al Mansouri with the aim of streamlining the work of professionals offering private notary services as well as notary publics coming from the staff of Dubai Government agencies. This concerns the establishment of a Notary Public Affairs Committee to be chaired by the Head of the Court of First Instance of Dubai Courts. Applications for authorisation received by the DCD will be passed on to the Committee.
The law aims to help the DCD keep up with the fast developments happening in Dubai, Al Mansouri noted. It will promote the smart government transformation process and help increase the competitive potential of the UAE in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report, he concluded.