17 May 2023

Arbitration in the MENA Region – the New Future

LIDW Flyer 3Date and Time:

Wednesday 17 May, 8:30am (registration from 8am) to 10:00am


39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane

What is happening in the MENA world of arbitration, both onshore and off shore?  With a reconstituted DIAC and new arbitration rules; the demise of DIFC-LCIA and emerging centres in Saudi , Oman and Bahrain. What is the user’s perspective and how does this shape the advice we give clients?
With the latest UAE law providing that agency contracts are now subject to arbitration, will we see an increase in disputes? 
What is the latest from the Courts, both in relation to interim measures and dispute escalation provisions? Where are the Courts in enforcement of arbitral awards? What is the latest on due process??

We will also look at enhanced reciprocity in enforcement between the UK and UAE.
How is the Campaign for Greener Arbitration saving users of arbitration in the region time and money? We will look at the Protocol and draft procedural orders which reflect such initiatives. This panel discusses what the busy practitioner needs to know and what the future holds.

Meet our panelists:

  • Richard Wilmot-Smith KC
  • Lindy Patterson KC
  • Vivek Kapoor
  • Madelaine Power (Pinsent Masons)


Please reserve a space at LIDW official website at: HERE.

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