Information about DRA (including the Courts and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Center) and useful clauses to include in contracts

This week I met with a representative of the Dispute Resolution Authority in Dubai and would like to share with you helpful information about DIFC Courts and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, as well as the respective opt-in clauses.

Please see below for the links to the respective websites, as well as – in particular – to the recommended clauses to consider including in your contracts for opting into DIFC jurisdiction (even if none of the parties is domiciled in DIFC).

Information about DRA overall (including the Courts, and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Center):

Information about DIFC Courts specifically:

Recommended clause to opt into DIFC Courts jurisdiction:

Information about the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Center:

Recommended clauses to opt into DIFC-LCIA arbitration or litigation:


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