DIFC Courts

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; 08 March 2022: The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the University of Sharjah (UoS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will foster attraction and competitiveness for the next generation of law students.

Under the MoU, the two parties will utilise their capabilities to exchange information, statistics, publications, magazines, periodicals and regulations governing their public service activities. The Memorandum is based on the applicable legal systems and complements the existing legal and administrative procedures in the UAE.

This ongoing collaboration will encourage internship and secondment programmes, as well as opportunities for UoS law students to participate in mock trials (for academic purposes) and attendance at live trials.

The DIFC Courts is independent, but complementary to the UAE’s Arab language, civil law system, and located at the core of Dubai’s financial powerhouse, the DIFC Courts administer a unique common law, English language jurisdiction, which governs commercial and civil disputes, national, regionally, and worldwide.

UAE lawyers, international law firms and lawyers, and companies can best use the DIFC Courts by ensuring that they write the court’s jurisdiction into their contracts for dispute resolution.