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Afridi & Angell | United Arab Emirates | 31 Mar 2021

DIFC Courts Issue First Judgement Summoning UAE Witnesses

The DIFC Court of First Instance has, for the first time in its history, issued a judgement allowing the examination of witnesses resident in the…

Watson Farley & Williams | United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2021

DIFC-LCIA Updated Arbitration Rules

The DIFC-LCIA issued updated arbitration rules which came into force on 1 January 2021 (the “2021 Rules”). The 2021 Rules contain several key changes…

Mayer Brown | United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom | 27 Jan 2021

A Quick Guide to the 2021 Rules of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre

The DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre (the "Centre") recently released updated Arbitration Rules which apply to arbitrations commenced on or…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Arab Emirates | 11 Jan 2021

DIFC Court: Whistleblowing Protections A follow-up from the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal reconsiders the CFI's power to grant damages for breach of whistleblowing protections Last April, we reported on the judgment of…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom | 7 Jan 2021

The new DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2021 - Key Features

The updated DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2021 (“2021 Rules”) entered into force from 1 January 2021. The amendments introduce changes intended to…

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | United Arab Emirates | 6 Jan 2021

Beware of money laundering risks in the UAE: DIFC

The UAE has strengthened anti-money laundering (AML) laws in recent years: the federal laws were overhauled as recently as 2018 and 2019, while the…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Arab Emirates | 16 Dec 2020

DIFC court grants first ever anti-suit injunction in respect of “on-shore” Dubai court proceedings

For the first time, the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party to…

Global Restructuring Review | Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates | 15 Dec 2020

Recent Restructuring Developments in the Gulf Region

This article explores the introduction and promotion in recent years of modern restructuring laws and procedures for businesses facing distress by…

Clyde & Co LLP | United Arab Emirates | 10 Dec 2020

Recoverability of lawyer's fees in DIAC arbitrations

In this article we discuss the perennial issue relating to the recoverability of lawyer's fees in arbitrations administered by the Dubai International…

Horizons & Co Law Firm | United Arab Emirates | 3 Oct 2020

DIFC’s Data Protection Law

As of Thursday 1st October 2020, all entities to whom DIFC Law No.5/2020 on Data Protection (the "DP Law") applies, must ensure they are compliant…
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