Region: United Arab Emirates

Shearman promotes in DC and Abu Dhabi

Shearman & Sterling has promoted Jesse Sherrett in Washington, DC and David Hume in Abu Dhabi to partner.

14 June 2022

UAE authority loses treaty claim against India

An UNCITRAL tribunal has reportedly dismissed a US$273 million investment treaty claim against India brought by an Emirati investment authority over a cancelled bauxite supply agreement.

19 May 2022

Iranian gas award surfaces in US court

The UAE’s Crescent Petroleum has asked a US court to enforce a US$2.4 billion award against Iran’s national oil company, shedding light on a fraught 13-year arbitration that saw three arbitrators resign and a tribunal chair disqualified.

17 May 2022

We need to talk about ESG

Environmental, social and governance issues are looming ever larger in investor-state arbitration, with tribunals facing difficult questions relating to climate change, human rights and corruption, John Gaffney of Al Tamimi in Abu Dhabi has argued.

19 April 2022

DIAC and LCIA reach deal

UPDATED. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre and London Court of International Court of Arbitration have reached a deal whereby the LCIA will administer all existing cases under DIFC-LCIA rules from London, after a decree issued by the government of Dubai six months ago effectively abolished the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.

28 March 2022

Dubai's shock decree – the fallout continues

GAR looks at the ongoing chaos in Dubai caused by a shock decree six months ago that effectively abolished the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre in a bid to make DIAC the principal arbitral provider in the emirate.

19 March 2022

DLA Piper hires Middle East practice head

Andrew Mackenzie has left Baker McKenzie in Dubai to join DLA Piper as its new head of arbitration, litigation and investigations in the Middle East.

14 March 2022

DIAC unveils rules amid continued uncertainty

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre has issued new rules and named the members of its new arbitration court, in the wake of a shock decree that makes it the principal arbitral institution in the emirate.

07 March 2022

Czech Republic reports win against Dubai investor

The Czech Republic says it has defeated a Dubai investor’s US$20 million treaty claim over the city of Prague’s refusal to conclude a land rental agreement.

03 March 2022

Vinson & Elkins’ Dubai head leaves to launch boutique

Amir Ghaffari has left his role as managing partner of Vinson & Elkins’ Dubai office to set up a new international arbitration boutique in the United Arab Emirates.

23 February 2022

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