Region: United Arab Emirates

Witness evidence: the good, the bad and the ugly

A panel at GAR Live Abu Dhabi discussed fact witnesses in international arbitration – including the problem with lawyers drafting witness statements, whether tribunals should be more interventionist in selecting witnesses and the approaches taken in different jurisdictions.

06 February 2024

Squire Patton Boggs strengthens in Dubai

Bryan Dayton has left the partnership at Obeid & Partners to join Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in Dubai.

26 January 2024

New Abu Dhabi centre announces inaugural court

The Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre has announced the members of its first arbitration court, presided over by Maria Chedid of Arnold & Porter.

25 January 2024

UAE investor prepares claim against Lebanon over frozen funds

An Emirati conglomerate has threatened to bring a treaty claim against Lebanon over the alleged freezing of its funds by the state’s embattled central bank.

10 January 2024

New centre launches in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) will be shut down and replaced with a new centre, known as the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre.

21 December 2023

The UAE's arbitration law five years on

A panel at GAR Live Dubai discussed the successes and shortcomings of the United Arab Emirates’ arbitration law since it was enacted half a decade ago, and the amendments to it adopted earlier this year.

01 December 2023

Poncet disqualified from Iranian mega-case after “burkini” remarks

The ICC Court has disqualified Swiss arbitrator Charles Poncet from hearing Crescent Petroleum’s US$32 billion arbitration against the National Iranian Oil Company after he was accused of displaying anti-Muslim bias during a television broadcast about swimwear.

30 November 2023

Louisiana court won’t enforce DIFC-LCIA clause

A US court has refused to enforce a DIFC-LCIA arbitration agreement, ruling that it could not compel a subsidiary of Baker Hughes to submit a dispute to the Dubai International Arbitration Centre as it is “not the same forum”.

13 November 2023

Norton Rose hires Middle East disputes head

Nick Sharratt has left Stephenson Harwood to head the Middle East disputes practice at Norton Rose Fulbright in Dubai.

17 October 2023

Russian centre opens in DIFC

The Russian Arbitration Center of the Institute of Modern Arbitration has opened an office in Dubai’s financial freezone – its first office outside Russia.

10 October 2023

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