Impact of the Dubai decree on the arbitration landscape

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Our Middle East office recently wrote a guest article for MEED (Middle East Economic Digest) following the announcement regarding Dubai Decree 34 of 2021, which came into effect on 20 September 2021, and abolishes the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre, and the Dubai International Financial Centre’s Arbitration Institute, transferring their operations to the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

The article examines the impact of the decree on the arbitration landscape, the commercial implications for businesses, and how it will affect ongoing disputes.

Read the full article here:


Parnika is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice in Dubai. She specialises in international commercial arbitration and common law litigation (England & Wales, DIFC, ADGM), often in disputes with a cross border element and proceedings in different jurisdictions.  She has over 12 years of experience in devising and executing complex dispute resolution strategies before Courts and Tribunals to achieve the best possible results for her clients. Parnika has represented clients in a wide range of financial, corporate, and commercial disputes across various sectors. She loves travelling (just not the flight), watching sports (but don’t ask too many questions, that’s where it all goes wrong), food (depends on the mood and needs to be vegetarian) and online shopping (doesn’t matter what).

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