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Our lawyers have expertise across all the firm’s core business areas of aviation, business & finance, construction, energy, insurance & reinsurance, international trade and shipping. We also work in all forms of local, regional and international arbitration, litigation and ADR.
Our team includes a number of Arabic speakers who are qualified in and familiar with the laws of other states in the MENA region. We are registered with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and have rights of audience before the DIFC Courts.
In accordance with the UAE Government recent announcement, we would like to inform you about our revised working week effective from 3 January 2022. Our office working days and timings will be 08:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
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News / UAE Ministerial Directive Gives the Green Light towards Allowing Enforcement of English Court Judgments onshore the UAE
21-09-2022 / Energy & Infrastructure
On 13 September 2022, the UAE Ministry of Justice (MOJ) issued a landmark directive to the President of the Dubai Courts, referring to a recent English Court judgment in Lenkor Energy Trading DMCC v Puri (2020) EWHC 75 (QB) which enforced a UAE Court judgment, and urging the Dubai Courts to take requisite steps to follow the principle of reciprocity when it comes to enforcing English Court judgments in the UAE.
News / Mohamed El Hawawy and Alastair Holland interview featured in Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2022/23
18-08-2022 / Maritime
News / Taking a closer look at the biggest factors driving the progress of the UAE’s maritime sector
10-06-2022 / Maritime
As we move past the vertex of a U-shaped dip in the global shipping sector caused by supply chain restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worthwhile to look back at the UAE maritime industry’s growth, lessons learned, and development outlook. Although international maritime trade dropped by 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UAE made significant achievements during this period, ranking third globally in the Bunker Supply Index, and fifth globally as a key competitive maritime hub.
News / Agreement for existing DIFC-LCIA arbitrations to be administered by LCIA
01-04-2022 / Maritime
Decree No. 34 of 2021 concerning the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the ‘Decree’) came into force in September 2021 and aimed to streamline arbitration in Dubai by amalgamating it under one institution – the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (‘DIAC’). For a summary of the Decree’s contents.
News / Ince appoints new Joint Managing Partners for Dubai office
16-03-2022 / Maritime
We have recently appointed Partners Mohamed El Hawawy and Alastair Holland as new Joint Managing Partners of our Dubai office. Mohamed and Alastair’s broad and extensive sector expertise, as well as their combined experience and networks in the UAE, strongly position them to lead our presence in the Middle East. As new Joint Managing Partners, they remain unequivocally committed to our clients and look forward to progressing our growth plans within the region.
News / Dubai International Arbitration Centre issues its new Arbitration Rules
Decree No. 34 of 2021 concerning the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the “Decree”) came into force in September 2021 and aimed to streamline arbitration in Dubai. For a summary of the Decree’s contents, please see our articles here, here and here. Whilst a number of questions remain, the wait for the new Dubai International Arbitration Centre (“DIAC”) Rules is finally over and with that, a major layer of uncertainty in relation to arbitration in Dubai is removed.