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Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

UAE practice on restrictive provisions and penalty clauses

It is common practice for parties entering into contractual arrangements to insert restrictive provisions constraining or limiting either of the parties’ legal or contractual rights.  Such provisions work to restrict a party from committing a certain act in the future, or oblige a party to perform a certain […]

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Messages to take home from Dubai’s Arbitration Week

Dubai was filled with a fresh breeze of cutting edge arbitration practitioners in November, with GAR Live, the Alexander Lecture and the CIArb International Conference being the most significant events, all preceded by a very relevant and timely lecture given by the DIFC Courts.

Whilst there was no […]

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The Dubai International Financial Centre Arbitration Law

The DIFC, Dubai’s, Common Law jurisdiction has recently amended  its arbitration law in order to expand the jurisdiction of its Courts with regard to staying proceedings in favour of arbitration. Antonios  Dimitracopoulos, Partner and Head of Arbitration at Bin Shabib  &Associates LLP, DIFC, looks at the […]

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2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit

Speaker at the 2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit
Hosted by Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong at the Park Hyatt Dubai on 25th February 2014

Ratifying Arbitral Awards in the UAE: crossroads between arbitration and litigation

Speaker: Antonios Dimitracopoulos

Key Discussion Points:
• Vulnerable aspects of award ratification
• Recent Court trends […]

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A matter of interpretation … decisions on arbitration clauses in the UAE

Antonios Dimitracopoulos, Partner and Head of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Bin Shabib & Associates LLP, Dubai, explains how local jurisprudence is likely to deal with ambiguous and contradictory dispute resolution clauses.

Back in the days of frenetic financial growth, the last thingson people’s minds were all the […]

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Strengthening ties between the UK and Dubai

New Memorandum Of Guidance On Reciprocal Enforceability of Judgments Enhances Trade And Investment Links Between UK And Dubai And Promotes DIFC Courts as Leader in International Commercial Dispute Resolution.

23 January 2013 the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts (DIFC Courts) and the English Commercial Court of the Queen […]

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