Region: United Arab Emirates

BCLP partner launches UAE boutique

Raza Mithani has left the partnership at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Dubai to set up a UAE boutique focusing on disputes and investigations – where he will be aided by three silks and a former president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

21 January 2022

New board for new DIAC

UAE businessman Tariq Humaid Al Tayer is to chair the board of the new, overhauled Dubai International Arbitration Centre formed following the abolition of the LCIA's Dubai joint venture.

17 November 2021

Kobre & Kim opens in Dubai

Kobre & Kim has launched a new office in Dubai, recruiting disputes partner Paul Hughes, who left Addleshaw Goddard earlier this year.

12 November 2021

Join us for GAR Live Dubai

Readers are invited to join us for GAR Live Dubai later this month, which features sessions on the influence of shariah principles in international arbitration; issues involving state entities; and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on supply chains and construction disputes. There will also be a keynote address by HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi and a GAR Live debate.

04 November 2021

Abu Dhabi boutique opens in London

Mantle Law, an Abu Dhabi disputes boutique launched last year, has hired construction disputes partner Gurbinder Grewal from Dentons to launch a new office in London.

03 November 2021

English court bars beIN piracy claim

Qatari media group beIN has been barred from raising piracy allegations against a Saudi broadcaster as a counterclaim in UK proceedings to enforce a DIFC-LCIA award.

25 October 2021

Dubai's abolition of joint venture was a shock, confirms LCIA

The LCIA has confirmed that Dubai's recent abolition of its joint venture with the DIFC and transfer of its assets to a rival arbitration centre came as a complete shock, as sources speak to GAR about the ramifications of this "outrageous expropriation of the crown jewel of the Dubai arbitration landscape".

15 October 2021

LCIA responds to Dubai's proposals on handling of DIFC-LCIA cases

The LCIA has said that its still in discussion with the authorities in Dubai over the handling of cases being conducted under the DIFC-LCIA rules in the wake of the emirate's abolition of their joint venture, after Dubai issued a statement proposing they be handled by the LCIA on a "secondment" basis.

15 October 2021

Abu Dhabi courts take unified approach

The Abu Dhabi court system is taking a unified approach to the recognition of valid arbitration agreements in the face of parallel litigation, argues John Gaffney of Al Tamimi & Company in Abu Dhabi.

07 October 2021

Shifting sands: Dubai’s consolidation plan explained

Essam Al Tamimi and Sara Koleilat-Aranjo of Al Tamimi & Company explain Dubai’s surprise move to consolidate three arbitration centres into a single centre under the Dubai International Arbitration Centre brand.

23 September 2021

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