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Article 19 of the UAE Federal Arbitration Law: a first test

In a case of earlier this year (see Case No. 32/2019, Dubai Court of Appeal, ruling of 5 February 2020), the UAE courts had a first opportunity to test their supervisory powers under Article 19(2) of the UAE Federal Arbitration Law (FAL), which entered into force with effect from 16 June 2018. More specifically, the … Continue reading Article 19 of the UAE Federal Arbitration Law: a first test

Article 7 JAL: de-fining and re-fining its scope of application

In a ruling of 17 November 2019 (see YYY Limited v ZZZ Limited [DIFC] 2017 ARB 005, as per Justice Sir Richard Field), the DIFC Court of First Instance (DIFCCFI) had an opportunity to re-consider the proper scope of application of Article 7 of the Judicial Authority Law (see DIFC Law No. 12 of 2004 … Continue reading Article 7 JAL: de-fining and re-fining its scope of application

The first arbitration-related cases of the ADGM courts (Part 2): [2019] ADGMCFI 0007

This is Part 2 of a two-part blog dealing with the first arbitration-related rulings of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) courts. In Part 1, I reported on a ruling of 4 July 2019, which dealt with the enforceability of an agreement to arbitrate in the ADGM (see A3 v B3 [2019] ADGMCFI 0004 (4 … Continue reading The first arbitration-related cases of the ADGM courts (Part 2): [2019] ADGMCFI 0007

The first arbitration-related cases of the ADGM courts (Part 1): [2019] ADGMCFI 0004

As the readers of this blog will be aware, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a judicial free zone in the heart of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. It administers its own system of common law courts, the ADGM courts, which are competent to hear arbitration-related actions brought before them in their capacity as … Continue reading The first arbitration-related cases of the ADGM courts (Part 1): [2019] ADGMCFI 0004

The ADGM Arbitration Centre Arbitration Guidelines: soft law hardcore…

The Abu Dhabi Global Market Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC) has recently launched its Arbitration Guidelines to the great acclaim of the local arbitration community. The Arbitration Guidelines are published in English and seek to provide best practice procedural guidance on the conduct of an arbitration process to arbitrators and parties alike. The Arbitration Guidelines are a … Continue reading The ADGM Arbitration Centre Arbitration Guidelines: soft law hardcore…

ADGM and EMAC on course for co-operation

Earlier last month, the ADGM Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC) and the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) signed a co-operation agreement (see Cooperation Agreement between the Abu Dhabi Global Market Arbitration Centre and Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre, dated 8 September 2019) in an ambitious move to unite forces in the development and promotion of international commercial and … Continue reading ADGM and EMAC on course for co-operation

The UAE Federal Arbitration Law one year in: taking stock

The adoption of the UAE Federal Arbitration Law (UAE FAL) was welcomed with great acclaim in June last year. It entered into force on 16 June 2018 and has since applied to arbitrations seated in the UAE, including those pending at the time of entry into force of the new law. The UAE FAL is, … Continue reading The UAE Federal Arbitration Law one year in: taking stock

The ADGM adopts memorandum of understanding with Ras Al Khaimah Courts on enforcement of awards

In a further strategic move to facilitate the enforcement of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)-ratified awards across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the ADGM courts and the Ras Al Khaimah Courts Department have entered into a memorandum of understanding for the mutual recognition of judicial instruments (Memorandum of Understanding between Ras Al Khaimah Courts Department … Continue reading The ADGM adopts memorandum of understanding with Ras Al Khaimah Courts on enforcement of awards