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Dual qualified English-German lawyer Anne K Hoffmann has left Clyde & Co in Dubai to establish her own arbitration boutique in the emirate.
29 October 2018
The government of Kurdistan's attempt to assert a sovereign immunity defence against enforcement of a US$2 billion LCIA partial award in the Dubai International Financial Centre has foundered, after an English judge at the DIFC Courts ruled it had already waived its rights.
22 August 2017
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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