The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) has launched the highly anticipated DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022, which will come into effect on 21 March 2022.
The new rules, which were approved by the DIAC Board of Directors on 25 February 2022, will provide much needed clarity and certainty to legal practitioners and parties wishing to resolve their disputes through DIAC. In this regard, the DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022 include provisions on:
In addition, the new rules establish the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) as the default seat of arbitration meaning that DIAC arbitrations will be governed by the 2008 DIFC Arbitration Law (as amended in 2013), unless the parties agree otherwise. Furthermore, the new Rules drive out concerns, which existed under the DIAC Arbitration Rules 2007 regarding the lack of power DIAC tribunals had to award the legal fees of parties in arbitration by expressly providing for such tribunals’ authority to award such costs under the provisions therein.
In addition to releasing the DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022, DIAC has also announced the appointment of the members of the DIAC Court of Arbitration established in accordance with the Statute of the DIAC, issued by Decree No. 34 of 2021 of the Government of Dubai. The DIAC Court of Arbitration will take over some of the duties of the now defunct DIAC Executive Committee and will undertake a general supervisory role over all alternative dispute resolution services offered by DIAC.