Region: United Arab Emirates

Jersey gets in on BIT action

As Jersey looks to sign its first-ever bilateral investment treaty, with the United Arab Emirates, Alex Fawke and Harry Stratton of Linklaters consider the Channel Island’s ambiguous relationship with the UK and the issues this could raise in making claims under the treaty.

23 February 2021

Al Tamimi promotes in Dubai

Al Tamimi & Company has promoted Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, who has acted in several real estate arbitrations in the Middle East, to the partnership in Dubai.

17 February 2021

Meydan racetrack award upheld in Dubai

A special committee formed to resolve disputes involving UAE real estate developer Meydan has upheld a US$313 million DIAC award won by a Malaysian property company over a cancelled contract to build a racecourse.

18 January 2021

King & Spalding Middle East disputes head goes solo

Adrian Cole has retired from the partnership at King & Spalding, where he led the construction disputes team in the Middle East, to practise as an independent arbitrator – while two new partners have joined the firm in London.

05 January 2021

UAE proceedings blocked in wake of asset freeze

A London judge has granted an “unusual anti-suit injunction” blocking court proceedings brought by a company that had already filed for ICC arbitration in the United Arab Emirates, purportedly to preserve an asset freeze.

30 November 2020

Subpoena sought in Saudi food app fight

A California court has been asked to grant discovery in aid of a DIFC-LCIA case over a Saudi food delivery app, while a Swiss electronics company has lodged a similar request in support of an ICC claim.

26 November 2020

Dubai centre reports record caseload

The DIFC-LCIA in Dubai has reported a record caseload in 2019 – revealing an 18% rise on the previous year and a total sum of US$1.25 billion in dispute.

20 November 2020

DIFC courts block onshore lawsuit

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts have for the first time blocked a party to a pending DIFC-LCIA arbitration from pursuing litigation in the onshore courts of the emirate.

17 November 2020

Panels in place to hear Qatar's postal claims

Four tribunals are in place at the Permanent Court of Arbitration to hear claims by Qatar against its Middle Eastern neighbours over the suspension of postal services as part of their continuing blockade of the country.

15 September 2020

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