Region: United Arab Emirates

An FG Hemisphere for Dubai?

The courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre are to decide whether they can rule on United Arab Emirates law on sovereign immunity, after Kurdistan raised the issue in an attempt to block enforcement of awards worth over US$2 billion in favour of the UAE's Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum.

14 August 2017

Kurdistan told to pay costs ahead of damages hearing

An LCIA tribunal has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq to pay over US$14 million in costs, ahead of a hearing on a United Arab Emirates gas consortium's claim for more than US$26.5 billion in damages relating to two petroleum fields.

01 August 2017

Two new ICSID cases with UAE link

United Arab Emirates port operator DP World has filed a new ICSID claim against Belgium, while its home country faces a claim from a Turkish engineering company.

30 June 2017

Abu Dhabi fund won’t challenge Citigroup award

A United Arab Emirates sovereign wealth fund that lost a US$2 billion ICDR claim against Citigroup over alleged mismanagement during the 2008 global financial crisis says it does not intend to challenge the now public award.

22 March 2017

Citigroup wins second award against Abu Dhabi fund

Citigroup appears to have prevailed in the second of two multibillion-dollar arbitrations with a United Arab Emirates sovereign wealth fund but its petition to confirm the award in New York has been placed under seal.

06 March 2017

Kurdistan gas dispute reaches third award

A United Arab Emirates-led consortium has won a US$121 million partial award against Kurdistan in northern Iraq, while defeating counterclaims reportedly worth over US$10 billion.

14 February 2017

UAE investment authority takes on India

An investment authority for one of the UAE’s seven emirates has filed a nearly US$50 million UNCITRAL claim against India over bauxite supplies for an aluminium refinery.

13 January 2017

What else is going on in Dubai?

While the amendment to the penal code allowing arbitrators to be imprisoned for bias dominated attention at GAR Live Dubai, the event also saw discussion of other recent developments in the emirate – including changes at arbitral institutions, a dodgy enforcement decision, shifting attitudes to third-party funding and a move towards arbitrating oil disputes.

24 November 2016


Featured in Guide to Regional Arbitration (volume 5 - 2017)

03 November 2016

Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

Featured in Guide to Regional Arbitration (volume 5 - 2017)

03 November 2016

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