05Mar 19

ICC YAF: Mayday! Urgent measures available to arbitrations seated in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE, • English

The conference will look at the types of measures and various fora where urgent relief can be sought in support of an arbitration seated in the United Arab Emirates particularly in light of the new federal arbitration law.


As part of the 7th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on the topic of the various types of urgent measures available in practice in arbitration seated in the UAE.

This conference will take the form of a panel discussion preceded by a keynote address. The panel discussion will tackle the following issues:

  • Available options and venues to seek interim relief in support of arbitration seated in the UAE;
  • Tribunals’ powers to grant interim relief
  • Enhanced role of the local courts to grant/enforce interim measures under the new federal arbitration law;
  • Are emergency arbitrators a viable alternative in UAE seated arbitrations?

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsels, arbitrators, corporate counsels or academics.  The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.




Dania Fahs

17:10-17:30Key-note speech


Ali Al Hashimi



Matei Purice


Antonia Birt

Sally Kotb

Fatima Balfaqeeh

John Lewis

Zaynab Penot


Ali Al HashimiManaging Partner, Global Advocates


Fatima BalfaqeehFounder and managing director of RKAH Consultancy

Abu Dhabi

Antonia BirtSenior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Dania FahsDeputy Director, ICC ME Representative Office (ICC ADGM)

Abu Dhabi

Sally KotbSenior Associate, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla


John LewisSenior Associate, Clyde&Co


Zaynab PenotAssociate, International Consultant Law Office;

Coordinator of the ICC-UAE Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Abu Dhabi

Matei PuriceSenior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Logistical notes


ADGM Arbitration Centre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Register online. 

For more information please contact Matei Purice or Demi Bone.

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