The Daily Dose of Legal News and Views: Feb 02, 2024

February 1, 2024by Editor0

Here our lawyers and editorial board members join hands to bring to you a curated list of legal news and views from across various sources. Views expressed are of the respective authors and publishers, not of ATB Legal. This list is curated only for informational purposes, and we are not responsible for any factual inaccuracies.

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ARBITRATION

Arbitrators held to different standards than judges: Singapore Court of Appeal

The Singapore Court of Appeal (“SGCA“) upheld the Singapore International Commercial Court’s (“SICC“) refusal to set aside an arbitral award for a breach of the rules of natural justice. The grounds to challenge a judgment are distinct from the grounds to challenge arbitration proceedings. It would therefore be inappropriate to apply standards applicable to judges in the context of arbitration proceedings. Read more on Global Arbitration News

Arbitrator bias: California Court of Appeals requires vacatur of an arbitration award

Denying access to judgment based on language proficiency, or burdening a litigant’s choice to use an interpreter with adverse inferences, each yield a less-than-level playing field for limited English-proficient individuals. The court therefore concluded that rights were substantially prejudiced by possible arbitrator bias, compelling an order reversing the judgment and vacating the award. Read more on Global Arbitration News

THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

The future of Legal Jobs: The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department’s forecasts

Legal Challenges in the Use of AI: The Legal Affairs Department Fourth Law Conference

LABOR LAW

UAE: Can employees be sacked without any explanation?

UAE jobs: Occupation different in offer letter and Emirates ID? Here’s how to rectify

PEOPLE FOCUS

ADJD and DCD collaborate on community reintegration programmes for inmates

UAE: No plans to introduce income tax for residents

BUSINESS

Know the Process to Establish Companies in the UAE

Business Incorporation Zone unveils rebrand to Set Hub

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