Litigation is a form of dispute resolution (ADR)

Navigating Construction Delays: Understanding Extension of Time Claims

Delays are not uncommon in construction projects, often causing disruptions and contractual complexities. These delays can arise due to various reasons, ranging from adverse weather conditions to unforeseen site conditions or disputes over designs. To navigate these complexities, contractors and developers frequently rely on extension of time (EOT) claims as a crucial mechanism to manage...

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...

May 4, 2024
Navigating Litigation in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) was established in 2004 to position Dubai as a leading capital market, boasting its own judicial system. Inspired by English law, this system mirrors the procedures of English courts, overseeing civil and commercial transactions within the DIFC.  Since its inception, the DIFC has drawn approximately 880 companies, predominantly operating...

February 23, 2024
Dubai Courts Introduce Non-Muslim Inheritance Department

The Department of Non-Muslim Inheritance respects the cultural and religious views of everyone in a cosmopolitan community. It follows a single-session procedure where the application to open the file and the decision accepting the execution of the will are presented together.  The Dubai Courts have created the first-ever Inheritance Department for non-Muslims in an innovative...

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...

December 26, 2023
New Law Reduces Judicial Fees in Ras Al Khaima Courts

Judicial fees in Ras Al Khaima courts are substantially reduced for various legal proceedings, including civil and commercial lawsuits, rental disputes, and executive cases. Fee reductions for appeals made before the Courts of Appeal and Cassation. Jointly intervening litigants can engage in the legal process without incurring additional charges for their motions. On November 16,...

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...

December 17, 2023
UAE Finance Lease Laws: Lessee or Lessor—Who is Liable for the Losses?

Federal Decree-Law No. (32) of 2023 on Finance Lease comes into effect on 29 March 2024 Bilateral and tripartite leasing includes sale-leaseback arrangements Registration of a finance lease agreement is no more mandatory; but needed to ensure enforceability with third parties In a tripartite lease arrangement, the risk of loss concerning the leased asset is...

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