Region: United Arab Emirates

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

Spanish contractor weighs claim over Dubai metro project

Spanish construction company Acciona is reportedly considering international arbitration against the United Arab Emirates over cost overruns on a billion-dollar project to expand the Dubai metro.

04 February 2022

DP World wins another award against Djibouti

Dubai-based logistics group DP World says it has won over US$200 million in an LCIA arbitration against Djibouti over the east African state’s seizure of a strategic port facility on the Red Sea.

24 January 2022

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

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