My insight into our day-to-day work

The section "Snapshot" provides us with the opportunity to share with you some personal memories and impressions of our day-to-day work. We had great fun experiencing and compiling them and hope they bring a smile to your face as well.

Ladies first

When I first started out in the UAE in 2003, the notary public had no queueing system. If you wanted to be served, you had to scramble through the waiting crowd. It was every man for himself – and I the only woman. Whilst I was still plotting my approach, the notary spotted me, shouted something in Arabic, the crowd parted and I got my documents attested within minutes. Now, queueing at the notary public involves token numbers sent to your mobile phone by SMS – and, hence, equal opportunities for waiting men.

Dr. Ines Anders