News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
News 30 Nov. 2021
Curtis Expands its International Arbitration and Public International Law Team in London with New Counsel Lise Johnson
Senior Associate Martin Wolff Discusses Tax Related Practical Questions Regarding Current Legislation on the Development of E-Charger Infrastructure in Germany in Institutional Money
Event 03 Dec. 2021
Sara Dangón Leads the Investment Arbitration Module for ACCOLDI’s Intensive Course on Public International Law
News 12 Nov. 2021
Hermann Ferré’s SCOTUS Argument Featured on Podcasts "We the People" and Law360's "The Term"
Event 22 Nov. 2021
Partner Antonia Birt spoke at ADGMAC and AIAC Webinar Series: Webinar 5 - Disputes in Fintech and Complex Technology in MESEA
News 11 Nov. 2021
Partner Antonia Birt gives opening remarks at launch of the Mena Sub-Committee of the Campaign For Greener Arbitrations
Event 17 Nov. 2021
Partner Charlie Howland chairs conference addressing legal and financial risks and opportunities associated with the development of solar power/microgrids/battery storage facilities on environmentally impaired lands
Event 15 Nov. 2021
Simon Batifort Participates in Oxford-Style Debate for New York Arbitration Week
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
Client Alert 15 Oct. 2021
The full alert is available for download with footnotes here.
On 14 September 2021, Decree No. 34 of 2021 Concerning the Dubai International Arbitration Centre was issued by Dubai’s Ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (the “Decree”). It came into effect on 20 September 2021.
The Decree has re-shaped the Dubai arbitration landscape by abolishing the Dubai International Financial Centre Arbitration Institute and the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre, and consolidating arbitrations subject to their rules within a re-vamped Dubai International Arbitration Centre. The Decree has therefore in effect also abolished the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, which had been established pursuant to an operating agreement between the DAI and the London Court of International Arbitration.
On 7 October 2021, the DIFC and the LCIA issued press releases concerning the proposed implementation of the Decree. The DIFC proposed for ongoing DIFC-LCIA arbitrations commenced prior to the effective date of the Decree to be administered by the LCIA, with the DIFC-LCIA Registrar and Secretariat seconded from DIAC to the LCIA for this purpose. However, arbitrations commenced pursuant to agreements referring to DIFC-LCIA Rules after the effective date of the Decree would be administered by DIAC subject to DIAC Rules. It is understood that the DIFC-LCIA has stopped registering new arbitrations pending further clarification. It is unclear at this stage whether DIAC is registering new arbitrations pursuant to arbitration agreements providing for DIFC-LCIA Rules.
This client alert considers the key provisions of the Decree and its immediate impact on arbitration in Dubai.
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Event 29 Nov. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at the 11th Prague Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference