The International Cooperation Department (ICD)
The DIFC Courts
The Requirements for the DIFC Courts’ Judicial Writ of Summons Addressed to the ICD
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Requirements for the IDC’s Judicial Writ of Summons Addressed to the DIFC Courts
For the writ of summons to be served through the DIFC Courts, the ICD will receive an official letter in this regard from UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the involved judicial papers coming from outside the UAE attached. The ICD will make sure that all conditions are met, and then send the DIFC Courts an official letter with the subject of the writ of summons attached.
In order to serve judicial papers through the DIFC Courts, the following documents will need to be attached:
(a) The ICD shall produce an official letter addressed to the DIFC Courts. The party seeking to serve the papers within the DIFC (the ‘DIFC Serving Party’) shall receive that letter and is responsible for attaching all the necessary papers and information in accordance with the DIFC’s applicable legislations and rules.
(b) The DIFC Serving Party shall deliver the IDC’s official letter and the necessary attachments to the DIFC Courts.
(c) As a minimum, the following documents will need to be attached and it is imperative that the DIFC Serving Party liaise with the DIFC Courts to ensure that all necessary documents and information are attached to the ICD’s official letter:
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