Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

News from the DIFC & ADGM

Abu Dhabi Global Market’s (ADGM) state-of-the-art arbitration hearing facility, the ADGM Arbitration Centre, commenced full operations on October 17, 2018. The ADGM Arbitration Centre further augments and enhances the arbitration infrastructure and landscape in MENA with...

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner celebrates launch in the UAE

Following the recent combination of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner, on October 23, 2018 the newly merged firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner celebrated its launch in the UAE, as part of a series of cross-border initiatives to...

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Historic precedents from the DIFC Courts

On 31 October 2018 Afridi & Angell obtained three favorable orders in CFI-015-2018 ((1) ED&F Man Capital Markets MENA Limited (2) ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited v (1) Sayyed Hussain (2) RJ O’Brien MENA Capital Limited...

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ADGM appoints UK’s first female commercial court judge

 New appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster marks a milestone in the young history of ADGM Courts and is set to further advance its progressive legal structure  Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts), ADGM’s internationally recognised independent courts, announce the...

DIFC Regulatory Amendment Law enacted

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has enacted the DIFC Regulatory Amendment Law, No. 06 of 2018. The Law, which amends the Regulatory Law of 2004,...

HFW launches fifth Middle East office

The firm has continued to expand its international network with the launch of an office in Abu Dhabi and the hire of two partners, Vince Gordon and Tania de Swart. Finance and corporate partners Vince Gordon...

DIFC’s proposed new Insolvency Law regime for public consultation

The law attempts to balance the needs of all stakeholders in distressed situations in the DIFC with the emphasis being on providing efficient and effective insolvency and restructuring tools. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has proposed...

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Ashurst strengthens Middle East presence with Riyadh launch

The Riyadh capability, spearheaded by partner Bilal Rana, will focus on PPP and project finance, developing a regional Islamic finance practice and offering corporate services in the region. Ashurst is set to boost its practice in...

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