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Views from the Middle East


Threats and opportunities for banks

- Promising enforcement in DIFC and onshore Dubai courts (Oct 2018)

- New UAE arbitration law good news for finance parties (Oct 2018)

- Iraq to accede to the New York Convention (May 2018)

-  New UAE arbitration law (May 2018)

- Easier enforcement of judgements and arbitral awards in onshore Abu Dhabi (May 2018)

- Is the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts gaining ground? (Feb 2018)

- Confirmation that foreign lawyers can continue to act in UAE arbitration (Feb 2018)

- ICC opens representative office in the ADGM (Feb 2018)

- New DIAC Arbitration Rules (Feb 2018)

- The conduit jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts (Nov 2017)

- GCC sanctions in relation to Qatar (Nov 2017)

- Material adverse effect clauses (Nov 2017)

- Bank's hybrid jurisdiction clause upheld (Nov 2017)

- Waiver of sovereign immunity upheld (Nov 2017)

- Enforcing arbitration awards and foreign court judgments in Dubai (April 2017)

- United Arab Emirates: Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards back on track – but risk of inconsistent judgments remains (December 2016)

- Legal Developments (July/August 2016)

- Scope of DFSA regulatory jurisdiction: substance over form for financial services providers (May 2016)

- Foreign court judgments could now be enforceable in onshore UAE via the DIFC Courts (May 2016)

- Dubai Court of Appeal refuses to enforce a foreign arbitral award under the New York Convention (May 2016)

- Legal developments (Jan 2016)

- Arbitration Reform in India: but still a risky area1 (Jan 2016)

- Developments in the DIFC Court (Oct 2015)

- DIFC Courts introduce unique mechanism to "convert" DIFC money judgments into arbitral awards (June 2015)

- Other legal developments in the UAE (Oct 2014)

- Landmark decision of the DIFC Courts on mis-selling (Oct 2014)

- Mobile money in emerging markets – an opportunity for banks? (Oct 2014)

- Legal developments (Jan/Feb 2014)

- A route to enforcement in Dubai and the wider UAE (May 2013)

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