Region: United Arab Emirates

Swedish investor drops ICSID claim over UAE residency permit

A Swedish-Iranian national who brought a funded ICSID claim against the United Arab Emirates over its refusal to renew his residency permit has dropped his case after the state contested the authenticity of some of his evidence.

01 December 2022

Reed Smith hires from Curtis in Dubai

Reed Smith has hired Antonia Birt, who helped a UAE-based consortium to secure a US$1 billion settlement from Iraq, as a partner in Dubai from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle.

29 November 2022

Saudi centre launches in Dubai

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has launched "SCCA Dubai", its first office outside Saudi Arabia.

13 November 2022

DIFC court refuses to injunct onshore lawsuit

A court in the Dubai International Financial Centre has refused to restrain a Dubai contractor from pursuing litigation in the emirate’s onshore courts, despite arguments it is in breach of an agreement to arbitrate in the DIFC.

25 October 2022

Iranian state entity’s award challenge thrown out

Iran’s national oil company has lost another challenge to a US$2.4 billion award in favour of the UAE’s Crescent Petroleum in a long-running dispute over a failed gas supply deal.

24 October 2022

Outer Temple adds two in Dubai

London-based set Outer Temple Chambers has added two English-qualified barristers to its Dubai office – Baker Botts’ former head of Middle East disputes Philip Punwar and Sean Yates, former general counsel at a major Chinese state-owned construction company.

18 October 2022

Covington promotes in London

Covington & Burling has promoted Monique O'Donoghue to partner in its London office, four years after she returned to the firm from K&L Gates.

05 October 2022

Baker McKenzie splits with UAE partner over anti-gay tweets

Baker McKenzie is cutting ties with leading Emirati arbitration practitioner Habib Al Mulla after he published tweets calling homosexuality “evil” and comparing it to paedophilia.

12 September 2022

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

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