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The New UAE Arbitration Law: Pros and Cons

09 Mar 2019

In May 2018, the United Arab Emirates issued a Federal Law on Arbitration (Law No.6/2018). This law provides the legal framework for resolving disputes through arbitration in the UAE (outside the Free Zones), or outside the UAE if disputing parties agree to apply the Law. Aside from bringing the law on Arbitration to an international standard, the new law also seeks to enhance the position of the UAE as a jurisdiction to host arbitrations in the increasingly competitive drive by many countries to attract arbitration-related businesses. BUiD is organising a half-day workshop on the new law. The Workshop aims to identify and assess the pros and cons of this new law from academic and practical points of view including its potential effects on institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in the UAE.


Mr. Alain N. Farhad, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP

Dr. Thomas Snider, Partner, Al Tamimi & Company

Dr. Hassan Arab, Partner, Al Tamimi & Company

Ms. Sarah Malik, CEO and International Disputes Counsel, SOL International Limited

Mr. Karim Nasif, Partner, LPA Middle East LLC

Dr. Omar Alhyari, Assistant Professor, BUiD



Prof. Aymen Masadeh, Professor, BUiD



09:30am – 10:00am Registration

10:00am – 12:30pm Arbitration Seminar

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

01:30pm – 2:30pm CLDR alumni gathering

The British University in Dubai

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