Legal 500: UAE Litigation Chapter 2021

Originally published as a Country Specific Q&A on Legal 500, Partner, Abdullah Ishnaneh provides an overview of litigation laws and regulations applicable in UAE, answering such questions as: What are the main methods of resolving commercial disputes?     The main method of resolving commercial disputes is litigation before the local courts. However, there are other means…

Revised Central Bank Guidance regarding Saving and Investment Insurance

Pay-when-paid clause can be defeated

Written by Antonios Dimitracopoulos for MEP Middle East    The often-dreaded pay-when-paid clause in subcontracts has deterred many from pursuing what is an otherwise legitimate claim. The common concern has always been that a defence would almost certainly be raised by the main contractor that no corresponding payment has been made by the employer and, as such,…

The Dangers of Failing to Accurately Define the Terms Under which Contractual Payments are to be made

In contracts where payment is intended to be made upon the occurrence of specific events or the satisfaction of certain conditions it is paramount, for any payment claim to be successful, that such events and conditions be clearly defined, as well as convincingly proven to have occurred. In a recent arbitration concerning a claim by…

Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and Legal Consultants

Arsalan Tariq has been named Partner at BSA Al Rashdi & Al Barwani Advocates and Legal Consultants in Oman. Practicing since 2009, Arsalan specializes in Islamic and conventional finance, bilateral and syndicated project finance, acquisition finance, Islamic product development, cross-border financing and financial restructuring. Arsalan will continue working from BSA’s DIFC office in Dubai, attending…

The Dispute Resolution Question Time 2019

The GCC’s top legal experts returned to Construction Week’s Dispute Resolution Questions Time  2019 conference in Abu Dhabi to demystify the root causes of construction claims, share insights on dispute avoidance and resolution mechanisms, and debate the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods. Partner Antonios Dimitracopoulos shares his views during the panel discussion.

Newly Formed Dubai International Arbitration Centre Board of Trustees Holds First Meeting

Newly formed Dubai International Arbitration Centre board of trustees holds first meeting New plans and efforts to boost Dubai’s position as a global centre for commercial arbitration discussed during meeting Board of trustees joined by legal experts and business leaders, while UAE nationals represent 80% of new members Dubai, UAE: The newly formed board of…

Challenging a Tribunal Member in an Arbitration

In a construction dispute between the subcontractor and the main contractor, the chairman of a tribunal was challenged for failing to allow equal opportunities to the parties in presenting their case, whilst issuing various procedural directions purportedly on behalf of the tribunal. The relevant arbitration authority reviewing the challenge, rejected the reasons argued therein but…