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The recently issued Rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the “New Rules”) have come into effect on 21 March 2022. The New Rules respond to the business needs of the international community and most importantly deal with common pitfalls that existed under the 2007 version of the Rules. Businesses operating in the UAE now have access to a more robust arbitration framework, aligned with international arbitration standards. The New Rules also align with the…

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Andrew Mackenzie, Sally Kotb and Marina Baher Gaballah A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in onshore United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to be governed by the UAE Federal Law No. 6 of 2018, to which no legislative amendment has been made since its promulgation. International arbitration in the offshore Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) continues to be governed by the DIFC Law No. 1 of 2008. The DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre…

This article examines a range of issues relating to construction contracts in the UAE and sets out practical steps which should be considered by parties entering into such agreements. The article examines the interaction between international and UAE provisions applicable to construction contracts, including in relation to the choice of dispute resolution mechanisms in construction contracts, the possibility of enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards and key concepts of UAE construction laws that can assist…

The recently issued implementing regulations of the civil procedures law (Implementing Regulations) have brought a number of amendments intended to facilitate and expedite the process of ratification and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The Implementing Regulations were published in the UAE gazettes on 16 December 2018 and came into force on 17 February 2019. Under the previous  provisions of the Civil Procedures Law No 11 of 1992 (Civil Procedures Law), the process for the ratification…