Corporate Counsel Roundtable Middle East 2012: Enforcing foreign arbitral awards and judgments in the UAE
Monday 14 May 2012
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
As more trade and commerce in the UAE is conducted internationally we have seen a correlated increase in the amount of international commercial disputes. Alongside the more traditional resolution of disputes before the competent local courts is the increasingly popular route of dispute resolution before international arbitral tribunals that render foreign awards.
Due to the nature of the wide jurisdiction of UAE courts and their tendency to re-examine the merits of domestic awards, the enforcement of foreign awards has encountered similar difficulties. In spite of such challenges, progress has been seen in the outcomes of a number of recent court orders, which have supported enforcement of foreign awards by reference to the New York Convention. As part of our new roundtable discussion series, Legal Week brings to you this expert-led event which will allow you to discuss the key factors in effectively securing foreign arbitral awards and judgments against incorporated onshore and offshore UAE business interests.
08.00 Registration & breakfast
08.45 Discussion leaders' introductory remarks - Gordon Blanke, counsel, Habib Al Mulla & Company and Greg Sweeting, chief legal officer, twofour54
09.00 Debate begins
10.20 Closing comments
10.30 Close of roundtable
Venue: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Map: Yas Viceroy hotel - location map
This exclusive roundtable discussion will be limited in numbers to ensure high level debate. Attendance is by invitation only and places are restricted to leading general counsel in the UAE region. To request an invitation to attend please click here to complete the registration form.