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Enforcement

Court judgments are worth little to the business community if decisions can’t be enforced. Through a series of memoranda with leading international jurisdictions, the DIFC Courts has now established one of the world’s strongest enforcement regimes. 

Our judgments can be enforced locally, regionally, and internationally, through treaties such as the GCC Convention and Riyadh Convention, conventions with China, India and France, and reciprocal arrangements with many of the leading commercial courts located in the world’s top financial hubs, such as New York, Singapore, London and Hong Kong.

The DIFC Courts has the power, in matters over which it has jurisdiction, to make any orders, including interlocutory orders and to issue or direct the issue of any writs it considers appropriate. Orders may be made in relation to restitution, disgorgement, compensation, or damages.

The DIFC Courts may also waive any procedural requirements if the DIFC Courts are satisfied that an applicant is unable to meet the procedural requirement.

Article VI. Enforcement (ENF)

(A) Enforcement of DIFC Courts judgments or orders in the DIFC

The fee for enforcing DIFC Court judgments or orders under Part 48 of the RDC shall be US$ 100.

(B) Enforcement of non-DIFC Courts judgments or orders in the DIFC

The fee for enforcing judgments or orders made outside of the DIFC Courts shall be 1% of the value of the judgment or order, with a minimum of US$ 100 and capped at US$ 20,000.

(C) Enforcement of DIFC Courts orders outside of the DIFC

The fee for a letter or information from the DIFC Courts to enforce outside of the DIFC shall be US$ 100.

(D) All other enforcement applications

The fee for any other enforcement applications at the DIFC Courts shall be US$ 300.

Notes

  1. Enforcement as per the above does not apply to the ratification and/or recognition of arbitral awards or judgments of other courts. See Article I.
  2. Fees for enforcement applications are to be paid by the applicant (regardless of whether the applicant is the judgment creditor), to the Court upon the filing of an enforcement application.

Part 44

A person seeking to enforce a judgment, decision, or order may do so by any of the following methods:

 

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Part 45

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Part 46

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Part 47

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Part 48

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Part 49

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Part 50

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