Arbitration is a form of alternate dispute resolution (ADR)

May 9, 2024
Arbitration Agreements in the UAE: A Comprehensive Guide

Arbitration stands as a beacon of efficient conflict resolution, offering parties a swifter, more economical, and flexible alternative to the courtroom. Upholding confidentiality and preserving relationships, it embodies a modern approach to dispute settlement. However, the cornerstone of arbitration lies in the arbitration agreement, a crucial prerequisite for its effectiveness. In this article, we delve...

Construction Disputes in the UAE: An Overview

Construction projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) contribute significantly to economic growth and development, drawing both domestic and foreign investment. However, with the complexity and scale of these projects comes the potential for disputes to arise, often involving multiple parties, complex contracts, and differing interpretations of laws and regulations. Resolving construction disputes in UAE...

February 17, 2024
US Court Declines to Enforce DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Agreement through DIAC

A look at the fate of existing DIFC-LCIA arbitration clauses after Dubai’s Decree 34 of 2021 dissolved the DIFC-LCIA and transferred its functions to the DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Centre). In a recent development in the sphere of international dispute resolution, a United States court has refused to enforce a Dubai International Financial Centre-London Court...

February 2, 2024
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the UAE – A Step-By-Step Guide Under Federal Law No.6 of 2018

A comprehensive, step-by-step approach to navigating the arbitral enforcement process in the UAE. The law makes a clear distinction between domestic and international arbitrations, significantly influencing the procedures associated with the enforceability of arbitral awards for domestic arbitrations and for international arbitrations. Introduction Arbitration in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a widely favoured method...

February 1, 2024
Ratification of Arbitral Awards in the UAE Under the Federal Law No.6 of 2018 – What You Need to Know

Understanding the available avenues for appeal and the specific procedures to be followed is crucial  to address issues that may arise during the ratification process. Challenges to ratification may arise based on various grounds, including procedural irregularities, lack of a valid arbitration agreement, or violations of public policy.   Introduction In the dynamic landscape of...

December 22, 2023
arbitrateAD: Abu Dhabi Heralds a New Era in International Arbitration

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has unveiled the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre (arbitrateAD), a new international arbitration centre situated in Abu Dhabi. Starting February 1, 2024, the new governance framework and arbitration regulations will supersede those of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC). This significant development marks a...

November 10, 2023
Arbitration Agreements Remain Valid Regardless of Unpaid Advance on Costs

As long as the arbitration agreement remains valid, national and state courts will not have jurisdiction to entertain claims arising from contracts that contain an embedded arbitration clause. The Court also clarified that non-payment of arbitration costs does not result in waiving the arbitration agreement, thus entitling either party to resubmit the claim with the DIAC.  

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