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When will I get the money? (After a DIFC based arbitration…)

This is the usual first question once we inform clients about a positive arbitration award. The answer bears a huge ‘depends’: (1) depends on whether or not the award debtor pays after the release of the award; (2) further depends on the process to obtain  the ratification and enforcement of the award; and (3) ultimately depends

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Arbitration Agreements: What? Why? Where? When? How?

What is it? In very brief, an arbitration agreement is a parties’ common intention documented generally via a clause in a commercial contract to bypass national court jurisdictions and refer to an arbitral tribunal to decide a potential dispute.  Why is important? It is important for parties who seek expertise, quickness, confidentiality, neutrality, being able

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Diplomatic Crisis and Sanctions – Qatar & UAE – Arbitration Impact

 The Middle East is a country heavily affected by economic sanctions. The recent Qatari crisis will lead to implications in the practice of arbitration in the region considering the upcoming World Cup 2022 and the Expo 2020. Existing underlying contracts could be impacted by the sanctions and should be looked at with the aim to

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