Litigating in DIFC
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) stands as a distinguished special economic zone and globally recognized financial epicenter, hosting numerous businesses and trade operations within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Renowned for its exceptional infrastructure, tax-efficient arrangements, and a conducive environment that fosters economic development and investments in the UAE, the DIFC holds a unique position as an independent financial free zone. It features its own distinct legal framework and courts, known as the DIFC Courts, which operate in the English language and are rooted in the principles of common law. Functioning as a transparent and robust justice system, the DIFC Courts serve as a pivotal platform for resolving both local and global disputes related to commercial and civil transactions. This article analyses the evolution of litigation in the DIFC, focusing on jurisdiction, enforcement, and distinctions from mainland Courts. It provides a concise overview of the DIFC Court structure while emphasizing its new divisions.
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