Dubai has undergone a dramatic change in the last three decades, its strategic location, dynamic economy, pro- business attitude and liberal government policies have earned it the reputation of a thriving business hub, which has in turn attracted investors worldwide. Though the Global Financial Crisis had a negative impact on Dubai’s economy particularly with the property sector, the government modified and implemented laws and regulations across all sectors to provide greater security as well as peace of mind to investors both locally and overseas.
The Judicial System in Dubai consists of Dubai Judicial Council, which is the highest authority controlling the performance of the judicial bodies and the public prosecution which administers the judicial justice. The Dubai Courts operate through three stages of litigation: Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Cassation. Specialized Courts have been incorporated in the Court of First Instance with their respective Heads, Judicial Departments and Specialties. The DIFC Courts are an independent, common law judicial system having exclusive jurisdiction over all civil and commercial disputes within the jurisdiction of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Its association with LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) has provided for a comprehensive Dispute Resolution Body based on universally applicable rules and regulations. With Arbitration emerging as a cost effective and fast track alternative to endless litigation, DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Center), an autonomous, permanent and non profit institution was set up as a means of providing efficient and impartial resolution of disputes. Our firm offers services and representation in the above mentioned jurisdictions in addition to the Federal Courts of the U.A.E. as well as Arbitration Centers across the U.A.E.
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