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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments as a Tool of Dispute Resolution for OBOR

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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments as a Tool of Dispute Resolution for OBOR

Written on September 28, 2017 at 10:59 am, by

Paper presented at 2017 China Arbitration Summit on 20 September 2017 by Chief Justice Michael Hwang, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts One of the matters that lawyers interested in OBOR need to know is what happens if their clients become involved in cross-border transactions in the OBOR region and end up in disputes with  Continue Reading »

IBA Conference: Dispute Resolution in the Arab

Written on May 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm, by

IBA Conference: Dispute Resolution in the Arab Region May 16, 2016: 9.30-10.00AM Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you this morning. If we had held a conference a decade ago on “dispute resolution in the Arab world,” we likely wouldn’t have needed two days for  Continue Reading »

COMMERCIAL JUSTICE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE: THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL COURTS

Written on February 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm, by

THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD THOMAS OF CWMGIEDD LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALES DIFC ACADEMY OF LAW LECTURE (AoL), DUBAI 1 FEBRUARY 2016 View PDF Introduction 1. I am very grateful to the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and the DIFC Academy of Law for the both the pleasure and the privilege of delivering this  Continue Reading »

PRESENTATION MADE BY CJ MICHAEL HWANG AT THE CONFERENCE DEVOTED TO THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN ON 28 AUGUST 2015 AT ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN

Written on October 13, 2015 at 8:31 am, by

PRESENTATION MADE BY CJ MICHAEL HWANG AT THE CONFERENCE DEVOTED TO THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN ON 28 AUGUST 2015 AT ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (1) I am here today because of the announcement made by H.E. President Nursultan Nazabayev this morning. I am here as the  representative of the  Dubai  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts – Chief Justice’s Explanatory Lecture on Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration – November 2014

Written on February 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm, by

The DIFC Courts Chief Justice, Michael Hwang’s 19 November 2014 Address on the  DIFC Courts Judgment-Arbitration Protocol can be accessed at the below link: DIFC Courts CJ Final November 2014 Lecture Notes – 10 June 2015 – NB

Address on the Occasion of the First Pro Bono Gala Dinner in the Middle East, Delivered by Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts

Written on October 11, 2012 at 12:00 am, by

Address on the Occasion of the First Pro Bono Gala Dinner in the Middle East, Delivered by Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts

Address on the Occasion of the Launch of the DIFC Courts’ Academy to Guests of the Dubai Courts and DIFC Courts by Chief Justice Michael Hwang SC, Dubai, Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Written on September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am, by

I am proud tonight to launch the new DIFC Courts’ “Academy” – and I am honoured that this important educational programme has been selected by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of the DIFC, as one of his 2012 Initiatives for Legal Excellence. It is  Continue Reading »

Address to Society of Construction Lawyers FCL by Justice David A R Williams QC, Dubai, Sunday 20 March 2011

Written on March 20, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

It is my privilege to deliver a brief opening address. I am an international arbitrator and part time Justice at the DIFC Court. I understand the focus today will be on various aspects of the 4th Edition, FIDIC Contract. In my international arbitration practice I have encountered the FIDIC Contract on several occasions but I  Continue Reading »

The Supervisory Role of the DIFC Courts in Arbitration Matters Including the Recognition and Enforcement of Awards

Written on November 1, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

DIFC COURTS’ LECTURE SERIES 2010 JUSTICE DAVID WILLIAMS PART I: THE IMPORTANT BUT LIMITED ROLE OF THE DIFC COURTS 1.1 In this paper I make frequent reference to English and New Zealand decisions. The first reason for the reference to English cases is obvious enough: English law has shaped DIFC laws and it is to  Continue Reading »

Address of Former Chief Justice Sir Anthony Evans at the Middle East Association’s 5th City of London & GCC Countries Conference (19 July 2010)

Written on July 19, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

1. I am grateful for this opportunity to say something about my recent experiences in Dubai, with particular reference to two of the topics listed for discussion today – • The role of Economic Courts and arbitration in the GCC • Improving corporate transparency and modernising insolvency frameworks.   2. I should make it clear  Continue Reading »