The new ICC expedited arbitration rules – Summaries of UAE court’s decision on arbitration – 2nd edition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, • English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is organizing an event in Dubai on 11 May 2017 to launch the ICC Revised Rules of Arbitration, which entered into force on 1 March 2017, as well as the Second Edition of Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration.


Amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration have been made with the aim of further increasing the efficiency and transparency of ICC arbitrations. The revised rules apply from 1 March 2017. They provide for expedited procedure rules for cases of lower value. The main changes will be introduced with a strong focus on features of the expedited procedure including substantive and procedural aspects.

Arbitration in the UAE continues to evolve and the number of local and international cases has grown considerably since the first edition of the book on UAE Courts’ decisions on arbitration was published in 2013. The second edition of this book comprises 40 carefully selected judgments (2012 – 2016) from the UAE Courts and the DIFC Courts. The main developments relating to arbitration case law in the UAE will be presented.

Who should attend?

This programme will benefit practicing lawyers, arbitrators, magistrates, engineers, academics, corporate counsel.


15:00 – 15:10Welcome remarks & Introduction
15:10 – 16:30Panel 1: ICC Expedited Rules: Scope of Application & Procedural Aspects
16:30 – 17:50Panel 2:  Presentation of the recent developments of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration (including DIFC Courts)
17:50 – 18:00Closing Remarks
18:00 – 19:00Reception


H.E. Justice Shamlan Al SawalehiJudge, DIFC Courts, UAE
Hassan ArabPartner, Co-Head of Litigation, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai
José Ricardo FerisDeputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Alain FarhadPartner, Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai
Ziva FilipicCounsel and in-coming Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Lara HammoudSenior Legal Advisor ADNOC /Arbitrator, ‎Abu Dhabi
Mahmood HussainFounding Partner, Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy; Vice-Chair of the ICC-UAE Commission on Arbitration & ADR, Dubai
Graham LovettHead of litigation for the Middle East, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dubai
Jamal SumeitiGeneral Director of the Dubai Judicial Institute and former judge, Dubai

Logistical notes


The Capital Club

Gate Village, Building 3,

Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), UAE


This event is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

Please register online or visit website at www.iccuae.com

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