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Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah endorses DIFC Courts’ General Counsel Forum

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Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah endorses DIFC Courts’ General Counsel Forum

Written on June 6, 2017 at 10:08 am, by

Forum of leading lawyers meets for the first time in Ras Al Khaimah  (Centre) His Highness Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah; (First Left) Sir David Steel, Deputy Chief Justice, DIFC Courts; (Second Left) Mark Beer, co-Chief Executive & Registrar General, DIFC Courts; (First Right) Justice Mohammed  Continue Reading »

Leading Emirati talent elevated to top DIFC Courts role

Written on May 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm, by

Amna Sultan Al Owais promoted to DIFC Courts co-Chief Executive and Registrar Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 23 May 2017: One of the UAE’s top legal talents, Amna Sultan Al Owais, has been promoted to serve as co-Chief Executive and Registrar of the DIFC Courts, underscoring the Courts’ commitment to increase female participation in the highest  Continue Reading »

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and DIFC Courts formalise partnership for legal excellence

Written on May 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm, by

Close collaboration underpinned by first-ever cooperation agreement covering joint research, training and best practice  Abu Dhabi, UAE; 30 April 2017: Two of the UAE’s key judicial entities, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) and the DIFC Courts, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pledging a stronger alliance to achieve their shared goal of delivering  Continue Reading »

New DIFC Will rules and knowledge transfer for Ras Al Khaimah under DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority agreements

Written on March 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm, by

Practice Direction extends application of DIFC Wills & Probate Registry rules to Ras Al Khaimah for the first time DIFC Courts’ H.E. Justice Al Madhani to lead proposed knowledge transfer seminars with Ras Al Khaimah judiciary   Dubai, UAE; 29 March 2017: With the entry into force of amendments to DIFC Wills rules to encompass  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts adds further international expertise with appointment of top Singaporean judge

Written on March 8, 2017 at 9:09 am, by

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 7 March 2017: Adding further diversity and international experience to its judicial bench, the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) Courts today announced the appointment of a leading Singaporean judge of appeal, Justice Judith Prakash, to the Courts’ judiciary. Justice Prakash will serve on a part-time basis to hear appeals cases, while  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts support UAE’s Asia business links with Malaysia cooperation agreement

Written on March 6, 2017 at 11:13 am, by

• DIFC Courts and Federal Court of Malaysia set out procedures for mutual recognition and enforcement of money judgments Dubai, UAE; 6 March 2017: The DIFC Courts’ ongoing work to underpin the UAE’s business links with Asia has been boosted by a new cooperation agreement with their counterparts in Malaysia. The agreement with the Federal  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts joins top table of global court excellence

Written on March 1, 2017 at 10:43 am, by

Reem Al Shihhe selected to represent DIFC Courts on Executive Committee of International Consortium for Court Excellence Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 27 February 2017: Demonstrating the global standing of the DIFC Courts’ commercial judiciary, Reem Al Shihhe, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Excellence, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the International  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts advance with landmark publication of Middle East’s first common law Commentaries

Written on February 19, 2017 at 9:19 am, by

• Authoritative analysis and guidance for legal sector a regional first for common law system • Fixes reference point for long-term development of commercial law in line with leading global common law courts Dubai, United Arab Emirates; February 16, 2017: The Dispute Resolution Authority Academy of Law today publishes the first-ever analysis in the Middle  Continue Reading »

Business confidence in DIFC Courts reflected in 2016 case value growth

Written on February 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm, by

Key indicator of average case values in main Court of First Instance sees 17 per cent year-on-year growth to AED104 million. Legal sector opt-in a key factor behind case value growth. Total of AED5.85 billion worth of cases filed in 2016, up 5 per cent. Region’s first Small Claims Tribunal sees steady growth. Dubai, United  Continue Reading »

Investor confidence boosted by Ras Al Khaimah partnership with DIFC Courts

Written on December 15, 2016 at 11:40 am, by

The attraction of Ras Al Khaimah as one of the UAE’s top investment destinations has been boosted by new legal steps designed to promote economic growth, secure foreign investment, and protect assets of investors and residents. The legal package, signed today at the Al Dhait Palace and witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr  Continue Reading »