Region: United Arab Emirates

ICC announces new Asia and Middle East leadership

The International Chamber of Commerce has hired three new regional directors for business development of arbitration and ADR in Asia and the Middle East.

21 September 2021

Dubai issues shock decree

Amended. In a shock move, Dubai has abolished the LCIA's link-up with the Dubai International Financial Centre and transferred its property, staff and cases to the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

20 September 2021

Dana Gas declares quick win in dispute over Egyptian sale

Emirati energy company Dana Gas says it has defeated an LCIA claim brought by a US energy group over the aborted sale of Egyptian assets, less than three months after it was filed.

29 July 2021

UAE healthcare group preps for London arbitration

The administrators of an insolvent Emirati healthcare group have agreed to a London arbitration to resolve disputes over insurance receivables that a Dubai bank has claimed as security for an Islamic finance deal.

21 July 2021

Meydan settles Dubai racecourse dispute

Emirati real estate developer Meydan has agreed to pay US$198 million to a Malaysian construction group to satisfy a DIAC award over a cancelled contract to build a racecourse in Dubai.

14 July 2021

DP World wins again in Djibouti port dispute

Dubai-based logistics group DP World has reportedly prevailed in another LCIA arbitration with Djibouti over a strategic port facility on the Red Sea, with a sole arbitrator rejecting a state-owned entity’s bid to escape a joint venture agreement.

12 July 2021

LCIA clause enforced in UAE healthcare insolvency

A court in Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone has stayed claims by the administrators of an insolvent Emirati healthcare group against a Dubai bank on the basis that they fall within the scope of an LCIA arbitration clause in an Islamic finance agreement.

28 May 2021

Morocco settles tunnel dispute

Morocco has paid to settle an ICSID claim brought by an Italian construction company over a tunnel project – as a British businessman discontinues his ICSID case against the United Arab Emirates concerning an artificial archipelago.

21 May 2021

DC court grants discovery for DIFC-LCIA case

As the US Supreme Court receives amicus briefs on whether US law permits discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations, a court in Washington, DC, has found that a DIFC-LCIA proceeding qualifies for such assistance because the institution is “state-sponsored”.

14 May 2021

UAE and Turkmenistan taken to ICSID

A Swedish national allegedly deported from the United Arab Emirates has filed an ICSID claim over his data storage business in the country – while Turkmenistan is also facing a new claim at the centre lodged by Turkish construction investors.

23 April 2021

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