REUTERS | Esam Omran Al-Fetori

In General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd v The State of Libya, the English Court of Appeal, comprised of Etherton MR and Longmore and Flaux LJJ recently gave judgment reversing, in part, a decision of Males LJ in the English Commercial Court. Males LJ had held that service of an order permitting the claimant to enforce an arbitral award against a sovereign state must be effected through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) (see my earlier blog). Continue reading

REUTERS | Mike Blake

Arbitration means flexibility, or so we are always told. But flexibility to do what? To fly around the world attending multiple meetings in remote locations? To create huge bundles of documents for hearings and insist that a full cast of witnesses attend too? It sometimes seems that way. Continue reading

REUTERS | Ahmed Jadallah

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 and Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts concerning the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments, dated 5 May 2019, the RAK-ADGM MoU). These include judgments, orders, court-certified settlement agreements and ratified awards, issued by the ADGM and Ras Al Khaimah courts. Continue reading