Interim Remedies in Dubai Based Arbitration – Consequences and future implications of the recent merger of arbitration centres pursuant to Decree No. (34) of 2021, Part 2: Interim Remedies in the Courts

Interim Remedies in Dubai Based Arbitration – Consequences and future implications of the recent merger of arbitration centres pursuant to Decree No. (34) of 2021, Part 2: Interim Remedies in the Courts


CategoryArticles Author Alexander Burrell Date

As many involved in dispute resolution in the UAE, and in international arbitration generally, will be aware, recently there was a significant shake up of the arbitration landscape in Dubai, following the issuance of Decree No. (34) of 2021 (the “Decree”), on 14 September 2021.

The most eye-catching aspect of this legislation, Article 4, was the abolition of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre’s administering body, and of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (“EMAC”), in an effective merger with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (“DIAC”).

This series of two blogposts seeks to explore some known, as well as some speculative, consequences of the Decree in respect of certain discrete issues relevant to interim remedies. This second post considers the effects of the Decree on interim remedies before the courts. The previous post commented on the effects on interim remedy procedures before arbitral tribunals.

You can read Alexander Burrell’s full post on our Commercial, Construction and International Arbitration Blog here.


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