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ICC publishes English guide to arbitration cases in UAE

  • 10 June 2013
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ICC has published the first English language guide to sample cases of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) arbitration, providing the international arbitration community easier access to UAE jurisprudence.

ICC publishes English guide to arbitration cases in UAE
ICC publishes English guide to arbitration cases in UAE

Summaries of UAE Court’s Decisions on Arbitration reviews the most important judgments issued over the last 20 years by the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Courts of Cassation, the Federal Supreme Court of Cassation and the Fujairah Federal Court of First Instance, selected by members of the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration.

Each judgment has been carefully selected and summarized with a view to rendering the arbitration-related decisions of the UAE judiciary more accessible and transparent.

Headnotes for each judgment enable the reader to identify, at a glance, the principles of arbitration set out by the UAE courts. Individual summaries are also structured to give the reader immediate insight into the most important aspects of the judgments, including the facts of the case, the principle(s) relied upon by the court to render its decision and the reasoning of the court that led to its decision.

“This book does not profess to contain an exhaustive list of UAE courts’ decisions on arbitration, nor a comprehensive summary of each of the judgments referred to therein but rather the most essential parts of the UAE courts’ decisions on arbitration,” said Lara Hammoud, a recognized arbitration practitioner in the UAE and the publication’s co-editor.

Summaries of UAE Court’s Decisions on Arbitration was prepared as a reference point for lawyers and arbitrators interested in arbitration proceedings in the UAE.

“The period from which the cases in this book are drawn was one of profound change in the UAE, not least in the context of international arbitration,” said John Beechey, President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. “Those changes were reflected in significant developments in the law of the UAE, notably, in the context of international arbitration. The manner in which these changes have been given effect by the UAE court is a matter of interest to the international arbitration community and to users of arbitration – particularly those who are considering the UAE as a possible place of arbitration.”

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