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Draft New Part 56 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts – introducing Technology and Construction Division – opens for public consultation – until 22 April 2017

March 20, 2017

DIFC Courts have opened for 1 month’s Public Consultation the Draft New Part 56 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) introducing the specialist Technology and Construction Division. The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Saturday 22 April 2017. The Draft New Part 56 of the RDC introducing the  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction on Third Party Funding in the DIFC Courts – open for Consultation until 19 February 2017

January 16, 2017

DIFC Courts have opened for 1 month’s Public Consultation Draft Practice Direction No. X of 2017 on Third Party Funding. The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Sunday 19 February 2017. Draft PD No. X of 2017 on Third Party Funding is available at the following link: 16 Jan 2017 – Practice Direction for Third  Continue Reading »

Amended Part 44 of the Rules of the DIFC Courts on Leave to Appeal – open for Public Consultation

December 15, 2016

The Amended Part 44 Rules of the DIFC Courts on Leave to Appeal are now open for public consultation. The proposed amendments are available at the following link: rdcpart44appeals-consultationdocx The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Thursday, 19 January 2017.  

Draft DIFC Courts Practice Direction No. 4 of 2016 – DIFC Courts Fees Amendments – opens for 1 month Public Consultation

September 6, 2016

DIFC Courts have opened for 1 month’s Public Consultation Draft Practice Direction No. 4 of 2016 The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on Sunday 9 October 2016. Draft PD No. 4 of 2016 is available at the following link: PD 4 of 2016 – DIFC Courts Fees  Continue Reading »

Proposed 2015 Amendments to DIFC Courts Fees – Consultation

March 29, 2015

COURTS FEES Originating Proceedings — Court of First Instance (CFI) Part 7 claim (Money and/or property claims): proceedings: • For claims up to and including USD 500,000 – 5% of the value of the claim and/or the property with a minimum of USD 1,500 • For claims between USD 500,000 and USD 1m – USD  Continue Reading »

Practice Direction 3 of 2015 – Review of DIFC Courts Officer and Registrar Decisions – Consultation

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 Rules of Court Order No. 1 of 2015 In Respect of the Jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal of the DIFC Courts – Consultation

DIFC Courts Rules of Court Order No. 1 of 2015 In Respect of the Jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal of the DIFC Courts I, Michael Hwang, Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts, make the following Order: In exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 8(3)(a) of Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004,  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts put 3 Proposals into 1 month period of Public Consultation on 29 March 2015

The DIFC Courts today (29 March 2015) released 3 documents for a 1 month period of public consultation. The first is a draft Order by the Chief Justice with the effect of extending the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) to hear all disputes, whatever the subject matter, below the value of  Continue Reading »

Second Consultation for DIFC Courts Practice Directions on Referral of Judgments to Arbitration

December 17, 2014

Today the DIFC Courts have released 2 Practice Directions for a final period of consultation within the legal community on Referral of DIFC Court Judgments to Arbitration. The earlier draft which was titled “Practice Direction X of 2014” has now been sub-divided into 2 separate Practice Directions: namely “Practice Direction Y of 2015” and “Practice  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts Draft Practice Direction on Referral of DIFC Court judgments to DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre

July 30, 2014

DIFC Courts open for 1 month’s consultation Draft Practice Direction on Referral of DIFC Court judgments to DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre for enforcement. The public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before 5pm on 6 August 2014.   DIFC Courts Draft Practice Direction on Referral of DIFC Court judgments to  Continue Reading »

Proposed 2013 Amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) — Final Consultation

November 25, 2013

The below table sets out all of the proposed 2013 amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC). It is open for consultation for a period of one month and the public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae). Table for Consultation — Click here Proposed Amendments — Click  Continue Reading »

2013 DIFC Courts Code of Conduct Post-Migration

October 26, 2013

The Revised DIFC Courts Code of Conduct includes a number of provisions which have been migrated from the Code of Best Legal Professional Practice released in March 2013. It is open for consultation for a period of one month and the public is invited to send their feedback to the consultation email address (consultation@difccourts.ae) before  Continue Reading »

Guide to Enforcement — Open for Consultation

April 25, 2012

This White Paper sets out the legal framework for the Enforcement of DIFC Courts’ judgments and orders outside the DIFC in a) Dubai; b) the UAE; c) the region and d) the rest of the world. It is open for consultation for the period of one month and the public is invited to send their  Continue Reading »

Consultation — The DIFC Courts’ Professional Conduct Code

March 22, 2012

Consultation — The DIFC Courts’ Professional Conduct Code Please note: Deadline for comments extended to March 22, 2012. The Code of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners in the DIFC Courts (the “Court Code”) was introduced in September 2009. By registering to practise in the DIFC Courts, each individual legal practitioner and firm undertakes to act  Continue Reading »

DIFC Courts’ Fee Schedule

August 1, 2011

Effective as of ___2011 I. Originating Proceedings -Court of First Instance (CFI)   1. Part 7 claim (Money and/or property claims): 5% of the value of the claim and/or the property with a minimum of USD 1000 and a maximum of USD 8,000.   2. All Other Claims: USD1,000   3. Filing Proceedings against a  Continue Reading »

Response to Public Consultation for the Amendments of the RDC

July 1, 2011

The DIFC Courts have concluded their review of the feedback arising from the public consultation pertaining to the proposed amendments to The Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC). We appreciate the comments from all who submitted feedback. The newly issued RDC will take effect in September 2011.

Response to Public Consultation for the Proposed Insolvency Rules

June 1, 2011

The DIFC Courts have concluded their review of the extensive feedback arising from the public consultation pertaining to the proposed insolvency rules chapter addition to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC). The interest level was very high, and respondents with cross-jurisdictional insolvency experience provided substantial comments that have assisted the DIFC Courts to develop  Continue Reading »

Public consultation on amendments to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”)

May 23, 2011

The DIFC Courts are proposing the refining of various provisions in the Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”). The objective is to refine the RDC in light of the Courts’ experience as well as feedback from the legal profession. The proposed amendments are the result of extensive discussions by the Rules sub-Committee of the  Continue Reading »

Public consultation on amendments to The Rules of the DIFC Courts (RDC) in relation to the addition of an Insolvency Rules Chapter

March 13, 2011

1. The DIFC Courts are proposing the appending of rules pertaining to insolvency (the “Proposed Insolvency Rules”) to the Rules of the DIFC Courts (the “RDC”), as a new chapter. The objective is to fill in the gaps vis-à-vis the DIFC Insolvency Regulations. The Proposed Insolvency Rules are informed by the insolvency regime in the  Continue Reading »

Consultation — The DIFC Small Claims Tribunal (Limits of Jurisdiction) Order, Order No. 1 of 2010

May 18, 2010

The DIFC Courts welcome views and comments on the attached draft order. The order would allow the Small Claims Tribunal (“SCT”) to hear claims over AED100,000 that relate to employment matters, provided the parties elect to use the small claims mechanism. For non-employment claims which are for AED500,000 or less and in which all parties  Continue Reading »