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3 new decisions on jurisdiction of courts of DIFC and Dubai
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • June 22 2017

Three new decisions shed light on the Judicial Tribunal's approach to the DIFC Court's conduit jurisdiction. Although two of the decisions follow the


Dubai International Arbitration Centre’s Default Seat of Arbitration
  • Beale & Company Solicitors LLP
  • Global, United Arab Emirates
  • June 9 2017

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), established in 1994, is an arbitration centre located in onshore' Dubai (i.e. Outside of the free


A new arbitration law for the United Arab Emirates third time lucky?
  • Beale & Company Solicitors LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • June 9 2017

Recently, it was announced that a new draft arbitration law has been submitted to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his


Differentiating between an Arbitration Deed and Terms of Reference in UAE law
  • Al Tamimi & Company - Advocates and Legal Consultants
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 31 2017

The terms, “arbitration deed”, “arbitration instrument”, and “terms of reference” are often used interchangeably in arbitration practice leading to


Waterfalls in the Gulf: Pre-conditions to arbitration and enforcement in the UAE
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 24 2017

Arbitration agreements frequently impose preconditions to arbitration, requiring the parties to engage in a sequential combination of mediation


UAE legal Q&A: Can My UAE Company Lodge a Dispute With an International Company Locally?
  • Hassan Elhais
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 20 2017

I have a small company in the UAE and I signed a contract with an international company. The contract states that any dispute that arises from a


Judicial Committee renders first decisions under Decree 19
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 18 2017

On June 9 2016 the ruler of Dubai passed Decree 192016 Concerning the Establishment of a Judicial Committee for the Dubai courts and the Dubai


What might changes to the UAE penal code mean for arbitrators and expert witnesses?
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 3 2017

There is no doubt that the UAE has been steadily establishing itself as a global arbitration centre by developing the Dubai International Arbitration


UAE Legal Q&As: Developer Betrayed Contract by Not Building Properties
  • Hassan Elhais
  • United Arab Emirates
  • April 29 2017

I bought real estate units but the developer has not built them and did not deliver under the terms and conditions of the contract. I am planning to


The Decree 19 Judicial Tribunal and its Consequences: Redefining the Scope of the DIFC Courts’ Jurisdiction
  • Al Tamimi & Company - Advocates and Legal Consultants
  • United Arab Emirates
  • April 28 2017

In the last edition of Law Update, Diego Carmona and Muhammad Mahmood considered the implications of four of the first decisions of the Judicial