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Practice Direction No. 2 of 2014 Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC Courts’ Jurisdiction

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2014 Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC Courts’ Jurisdiction

February 16, 2014

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IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS

PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 2 OF 2014

Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC CourtsJurisdiction

Citation

This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 2 of 2014 — Particulars of Claim — Governing Law and DIFC Courts’ Jurisdiction — and may be abbreviated to PD 2/2014.

When submitting particulars of claim in accordance with Part 7 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC), whether this is done at the same time as submission of the claim form or separately as provided by RDC 7.31 (2), the following must be stated clearly:

(a) the law that the Claimant maintains governs the dispute; and the Defendant must in turn expressly agree or disagree with that assertion; and
(b) the law that the Claimant maintains gives rise to the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts in respect of its claim; and the Defendant must in turn expressly agree or disagree with that assertion.

The above requirements also apply in the context of a counterclaim.

Dated this [16] day of February 2014

Chief Justice Michael Hwang