Litigation: United Arab Emirates

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Litigation: The United Arab Emirates

Litigating successfully in the United Arab Emirates requires more than the knowledge of this jurisdiction’s laws, namely:

  1. an understanding of its culture; and
  2. an appreciation of its roots.

Whilst the law is developing at a rapid pace to bolster the country’s social and economic status on the world stage, the lawmakers are very conscious of their roots. As such, the law’s application in the UAE’s courts is driven by the nation’s intense loyalty to its social and cultural values.

But the objective of all of these tools is the same:  To place the decision-maker within the client in a position to make an informed choice on how the matter will proceed, driven by business — not legal — objectives.

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Fareya Azfar

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