Electronic Transactions Under The Law Of Dubai

Electronic transactions in Dubai are regulated by the Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law n.2/2002, which was published in the Official Gazette on February 16, 2002 (the “ETCL”), and which creates the legal framework for electronic commerce transactions in Dubai. The ETCL sets forth several regulations aimed at supporting electronic transactions, and notably asserts the validity of contracts entered into electronically.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the scope of the ETCL?
What rules apply to electronic contracts?
How can the receipt of an electronic record be acknowledged?
What rules apply to the time of dispatch and receipt of an electronic record?
What rules apply to the place of dispatch and receipt of an electronic record?

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