DIFC Courts Practice – A Year On

07 Jul 2021, 11:00:00

DIFC Courts Practice – A Year On

Date: 7th July 2021

Time: 11am (London) 2pm (Dubai)

Via Zoom

The editors of the DIFC Courts Practice, Rupert Reed QC and Tom Montagu-Smith QC would like to invite you to join a webinar on Wednesday, 7th July 2021 to discuss developments in DIFC law since the book’s publication in May 2020. Last year, the editors and contributors presented a series of five webinars to discuss specific chapters of the book. Details of the series can be found here.

This year, Rupert and Tom will be joined by contributors, James Weale (Serle Court), Gregor Hogan (Serle Court), Matthew Watson (XXIV Old Buildings), and Harris Bor (Twenty Essex).

The book has recently been reviewed in the CIArb’s International Journal of Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Management.

The Journal’s review emphasises the importance of the work to arbitration practitioners in view of the supervisory jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts, as well as their role in the recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards.  It notes the particular experience of both editors, the endorsement of the DIFC Courts and its leading judges, and the ‘stellar cast’ of contributors.

This update session will discuss the following cases:

  • IDBI Bank v. Amira Foods [2019] DIFC CA 014 (6 July 2020) (measure of damages)
  • Lahela v. Lameez [2020] DIFC CA 007 (9 May 2021) (requirement of Conventional service)
  • Lural v. Listran & Lokhan [2021] DIFC CA 003 (3 Feb 2021) (Art 5(A)(4) of the JAL)
  • Goel v. Credit Suisse [2021] DIFC CA 002 (26 April 2021) (‘Courts of Dubai’)
  • FAL Oil v. SEWA [2019] DIFC ENF 221 (16 Feb 2021) (state immunity)
  • SBM v. Renish [2018] DIFC CFI 054 (31 May 2021) (immediate judgment)
  • Brown v. Faber Capital [2019] DIFC CFI 042 (6 & 28 Oct 2020) (reflective loss and fiduciary duties
  • Fix Sense Management v. Sunset Hospitality [2020] DIFC CFI 059 (13 June 2021) (Appeals against immediate judgment)

To join the session, please email Shana Garioch: sgarioch@serlecourt.co.uk who will send you the necessary electronic invitation in advance of the webinar. The format is intended to be relaxed and informal, with participants invited to participate from home in a discussion between the Editors and relevant Contributors.

If you know of others, for example colleagues or those working in house with clients, who may be interested in joining the webinar, just let us know and we can send an invitation to them too.

We hope the update webinar will present a further opportunity for practitioners both to consolidate their knowledge of the core areas of DIFC law and to consider recent developments and, if possible, the general direction of travel.

Please note that spaces are limited. 

Online bookings are not available for this event.