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Update: Dubai Judicial Committee hands down further decisions
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 22 2017

Following on from its first decision in the case of Daman Real Capital Partners Company LLC v. Oger Dubai LLC, Cassation No. 12016 (read our

The DIFC Court as a "conduit jurisdiction" - new development
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 13 2017

The power of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Court to act as a so-called "conduit" jurisdiction for the enforcement of arbitral

Dubai's new Judicial Tribunal calls into question DIFC courts’ “conduit jurisdiction”
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 12 2017

The Judicial Tribunal (the “JT”), established last year to rule in cases concerning conflicts of jurisdiction between the DIFC Courts and the

DIFC Courts: Still a conduit jurisdiction?
  • Dentons
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 9 2017

A recent decision by the Judicial Tribunal casts doubt on the DIFC Courts' ability to act as a conduit jurisdiction. A summary of that decision is

Amendments to Penal Code may affect arbitration
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 9 2017

In recent years, the United Arab Emirates has been growing in popularity as a regional hub for resolving disputes, in particular through

A constraint on the conduit jurisdiction? The judicial tribunal orders the DIFC court to "cease from entertaining" enforcement proceedings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 7 2017

As reported in our previous article (click here), on 9 June 2016, H. H. Ruler of Dubai issued Dubai Decree No. 19 of 2016 (the "Decree"

The DIFC Courts - a "conduit jurisdiction" no more?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Arab Emirates
  • February 5 2017

As we predicted in our Annual Seminar on Recent Developments in the UAE Dispute Resolution Landscape, back in November 2016, the use of the DIFC

Changes to UAE Penal Code may Scare Arbitrators away and International Businesses with them
  • Al Tamimi & Company - Advocates and Legal Consultants
  • Global, United Arab Emirates
  • January 23 2017

In the past 20 years, the United Arab Emirates has invested tremendously in international arbitration. The country has created state-of-the-art

New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community
  • K&L Gates
  • United Arab Emirates
  • January 17 2017

Through a recent amendment to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code, any arbitrators, experts, or translators who issue biased decisions or opinions in

Arbitration in Dubai: two steps forward, one step back
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • December 9 2016

Dubai promotes itself as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction, in line with its objective of attracting international business. A recent