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Practice Direction No 4 of 2017

November 21, 2017

IN THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AUTHORITY OF THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE  DIFC COURTS  PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2017   Interest on Judgments Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2017 – Interest on Judgments and may be abbreviated to  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2017 – DIFC Courts Fees Amendment

September 17, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2017   DIFC Courts Fees Amendment Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2017 – DIFC Courts Fees Amendment and may be abbreviated to PD 3/2017. 1.  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2017 on Third Party Funding in the DIFC Courts

March 14, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 2 OF 2017 Citation: This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as “Practice Direction 2 of 2017 – Third Party Funding in the DIFC Courts” and may be abbreviated to “PD 2/2017”. 1.This Practice Direction sets  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2017 – Indemnity Costs for Failed Challenges to Arbitral Awards in the DIFC Courts

February 27, 2017

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2017 Indemnity Costs for Failed Challenges to Arbitral Awards in the DIFC Courts Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 1 of 2017 – Indemnity Costs for Failed Challenges to  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction no. 4 of 2016 Neutral Citation of DIFC Courts Judgments

October 20, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2016  Neutral Citation of DIFC Courts Judgments Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2016 – Neutral Citation of DIFC Courts Judgments and may be abbreviated to PD  Continue Reading »

SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF CONDUCT PRACTICE DIRECTION

March 22, 2016

SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF CONDUCT PRACTICE DIRECTION No. 1 This Practice Direction must be read alongside the Mandatory Code of Conduct The right to practise in the DIFC Courts (“the Court”) is conditional upon observance of the Mandatory Code of Conduct (“the Mandatory Code”) together with any Supplementary Code of Conduct Practice Direction (“Supplement”) issued periodically  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2016 – Anonymisation of DIFC Courts Judgments and Orders

January 31, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2016 Anonymisation of DIFC Courts Judgments and Orders Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2016 – Anonymisation of DIFC Courts Judgments and Orders and may be abbreviated  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2016 – Skeleton Arguments and Statements of Case filed with the DIFC Courts

January 31, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 2 OF 2016 Skeleton Arguments and Statements of Case filed with the DIFC Courts Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 2 of 2016 – Skeleton Arguments and Statements of Case filed  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction 1 of 2016 – Practitioners’ Duties to the Court – Filing of Witness Statements by Lawyers employed by Part I Law Firms

January 20, 2016

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2016 Practitioners’ Duties to the Court – Filing of Witness Statements by Lawyers employed by Part I Law Firms Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 1 of 2016 –  Continue Reading »

Amended Practice Direction No. 4 of 2015 – DIFC Courts’ Fees

August 9, 2015

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS AMENDED PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2015 DIFC Courts’ Fees Citation This Amended Practice Direction is issued pursuant to the powers conferred on me by Article 8 (3) (a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004, as amended. It will come into force from the date of signature and  Continue Reading »

Amended DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 – Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration

May 27, 2015

Amended Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS (DIFC COURTS) REFERRAL OF JUDGMENT PAYMENT DISPUTES TO ARBITRATION Citation This Amended Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature and supersede the former Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015. It shall be known and cited as Practice  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 3 of 2015 – Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions

May 25, 2015

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 of 2015   Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2015 – Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions -and  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 4 of 2015 – DIFC Courts’ Fees

May 25, 2015

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2015   DIFC Courts’ Fees Citation   This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to the powers conferred on me by Article 8 (3) (a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004, as amended. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2015 —  Continue Reading »

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

February 16, 2015

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

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 – Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration

February 16, 2015

ANNEX A2 Practice Direction No. 2 of 2015 IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS (DIFC COURTS) Referral of judgment payment disputes to arbitration Citation The Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 2 of 2015 – Referral of Judgment Payment Disputes to Arbitration  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 1 of 2015 – Elective Jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts

February 16, 2015

ANNEX A1 Practice Direction No. 1 of 2015 IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS (DIFC COURTS)   Elective Jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts   Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It replaces Practice Direction No. 2 of 2012 (Jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts). It may be cited  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 6 of 2014  Confidentiality of Mediation Proceedings

August 12, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 6 OF 2014   Confidentiality of Mediation Proceedings   Citation   This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 6 of 2014 — Confidentiality of Mediation Proceedings — and may be abbreviated to PD 6/2014.    Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 5 of 2014 DIFC Courts’ Costs Regime

August 12, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS   PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 5 OF 2014   DIFC Courts’ Costs Regime   Citation   This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 5 of 2014 — DIFC Courts’ Costs Regime — and may be abbreviated to PD 5/2014.    Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 4 of 2014 DIFC Courts’ Wasted Costs Orders

June 23, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 4 OF 2014 DIFC Courts’ Wasted Costs Orders Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 4 of 2014 – DIFC Courts’ Wasted Costs Orders – and may be abbreviated to PD 4/2014.  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2014 Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance

May 28, 2014

IN THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COURTS PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 3 OF 2014 Confidentiality of Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) Judgments on Appeal to Court of First Instance Citation This Practice Direction will come into effect on the date of signature. It may be cited as Practice Direction 3 of 2014 — Confidentiality of SCT Judgments  Continue Reading »