Michael Black QC has recently been featured in two articles of the Global Arbitration Review published on 22 February 2017.
How the UAE penal code is being used to intimidate
Some counsel in the United Arab Emirates are expressly referring to article 257 of the jurisdiction’s revised penal code, which states that arbitrators can be imprisoned for lack of independence, in “a transparent attempt to intimidate tribunals” said Michael Black QC in a lecture in Dubai yesterday. To read more please click here (£).
How enforcement problems are harming the UAE
Ongoing problems with the enforcement of awards and questions over the ability of freezones to act as “conduit jurisdictions” are damaging the United Arab Emirates’ reputation as a seat, argued Michael Black QC in a keynote address in Dubai yesterday. To read more please click here (£).