Summaries of UAE Court's Decisions on Arbitration

No. E746E

ISBN : 978-92-842-0198-3

Despite the fact that Dubai has become a hub for arbitration in the region, there is a severe lack in literature and source material about arbitration in the Middle East. Most state judgments to date exist in handwritten form only.

This publication is the first ever to summarize in English a series of judgments issued over the last 20 years by the Dubai Court of Cassation, the Federal Supreme Court of Cassation, the Fujairah Federal Court of First Instance and the Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation. An expert group of members of the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration has carefully selected, summarized and translated more than 75 judgments in order to offer much needed insight into how arbitration works and how it is treated by the judiciary in the UAE.

Each summary contains an insightful headnote, which enables the reader to easily identify the principles of arbitration set out by the UAE courts in the selected judgments. In addition to giving vital access to important source, this publication contains a helpful introduction into the UAE’s legal system and its arbitration provisions.

If you are a lawyer or are preparing for arbitration proceedings in the United Arab Emirates this book will help you cover the most essential parts of UAE courts decisions on arbitration. It is the absolute guide to a thorough and comprehensive understanding of arbitration-related jurisprudence in the UAE.

Code ISBN : 978-92-842-0198-3
Number of pages : 131
Publishing date : 2013
Language : English
Format in cm : 19*27.3

Hassan is the Deputy Managing Partner and Regional Head of Litigation of Al Tamimi & Company. He obtained his law degree from the Beirut University in Alexandria, Egypt and a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong. He also has a Practice Diploma in International Arbitration Law and International Commercial Law from the College of Law, UK. Hassan has written and published articles on various topics relating to arbitration and dispute resolution. In addition, he has authored a number of books including Civil Procedures Law in the UAE (Volumes I & II) and Articles on Legal Studies. He is a past Chair of the IBA’s Arab Regional Forum, a member of the IBA’s Legal Practice Division Council and Council Liaison Officer to the Arab Regional Forum. Hassan is also a member of the Steering Committee of the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration, a member of the Geographical Advisory Board of Business Law International and an editorial member of the International Journal of Arab Arbitration.

Lara Hammoud is a Senior Associate in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration group. She joined the firm in 2008 and has been based at its Abu Dhabi office ever since. Before joining Shearman & Sterling LLP, Lara spent six years at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Lara is a French-qualified lawyer and holds a DESS in International Commercial Law from the University Paris X and an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol. Lara is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the ICC YAF Regional Coordinating Committee and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration. Lara acts both as an arbitrator and as an administrative secretary in arbitration matters and regularly appears as a speaker at international conferences on international arbitration in Middle Eastern countries.

Graham is the Regional Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution for the Middle East Region of Clifford Chance. Prior to his arrival in Dubai in March 2004, Graham was based at Clifford Chance’s London office. Graham specializes in commercial arbitration and litigation. He is part of the firm’s highly regarded International Arbitration Group, a member of the Steering Committee for the ICC UAE, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), a former member of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Arbitration Committee, a member of the DIFC Court User’s Committee, Chairman of the DIFC Authority Legislative Committee and co-author of the UAE chapter in Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation (Kluwer). Graham sits as an arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitrations and is a regular speaker at arbitration conferences across the Gulf.

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