Location: The Capital Club, Dubai, UAE
Date: 11 May 2017 (15:00 – 19:00)
Event Type: Launch
Language: English



    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 this book was published in 2013. The second edition of the book on UAE Courts’ decisions on arbitration comprises 40 carefully selected judgments (2012 – 2016) from the Federal Supreme Court, the Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation, the Dubai Court of Cassation 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 and LL.M. students

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    15:00 – 15:10Welcome remarks & Introduction
    15:10 – 16:30Panel 1: 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 Sawalehi

    Judge, DIFC Courts, UAE

    Hassan Arab

    Partner, Co-Head of Litigation, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

    José Ricardo Feris

    Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Alain Farhad

    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai

    Ziva Filipic

    Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Lara Hammoud

    Senior Legal Advisor ADNOC /Arbitrator, ‎Abu Dhabi

    Mahmood Hussain

    Founding Partner, Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy, Dubai

    Graham Lovett

    Head of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dubai



    The Capital Club
    Gate Village, Building 3,
    Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), UAE

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


    Contact Us

    For more information, please contact Habibullah Rizwan at or by phone to +971 4 220 8288.