Considering the UAE is a major trading hub and a host country for foreign investment, arbitration is becoming an optimal method, for parties to solve their commercial disputes as it allows for selection of experts as arbitrators, increase confidentiality and quicker resolution than litigation.
The UAE is a signatory to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, also known as the “New York Convention,” which provides for the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the UAE.
There are a number of domestic arbitration forums in the UAE including two major in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation Arbitration Centre and the recently operating ADGM arbitration center, a representative office of the world-leading arbitral institution, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court).
The UAE has recently adopted the new Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 on Arbitration in Commercial Disputes which is aligned with international best practices and standards and consolidates the country's position as the most attractive hub for arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Our team consists of highly specialized international arbitration lawyers who are qualified in multiple jurisdictions, experienced in a wide range of dispute resolution industry sectors, and able to act as advocates and arbitrators.
We are experienced in handling high-profile arbitration cases before major local and international arbitral institutions including as well as ad-hoc panels including ICC, AAA, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, ICSID.
We handle all aspects of a dispute, from pre-arbitration to post-award proceedings. Our experience has taught us that a large amount of disputes can be avoided by properly conducted amicable settlement process and we regularly assist our clients in this regard.