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Decree No. 21 of 2013: Appointing a special judicial committee to liquidate cancelled real estate projects in Dubai and make settlements pertaining thereto. - Government of Dubai Official Gazette (Issue No. 370 - 47th Year- Dated 10th September 2013)

Decree Concerning Rent Disputes Settlement Center in the Emirate of Dubai No. 26 of 2013: aims at finding a judicial system specialized in hearing rental disputes, developing the procedures of adjudicating these kinds of disputes through a fast and simple mechanism in order to achieve social and economic stability for all those concerned with property leasing and related sectors in order to support the sustainable development of the Emirate.

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New Books 

Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration edited by Hassan Arab, Lara Hammoud & Graham Lovett is available for sale with ICC UAE.

“The book is comprised of a series of judgments issued over the last 20 years by the Dubai Court of Cassation, the Federal Supreme Court of Cassation, the Fujairah Federal Court of First Instance and the Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation. The judgments have been carefully selected and summarized with a view to providing the reader with an insight into both how arbitration works and how it is treated by the judiciary in the United Arab Emirates.”  Please contact  to place your order.

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New Events 

The International Bar Association is holding its annual conference in Boston, USA this year in October. Senior Partner Essam Al Tamimi, Deputy Managing Partner Hassan Arab and a number other of our Partners will be attending this year.