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Training day on DIFC Laws

This month saw the DIFC Academy of Law (AOL) team up with LexisNexis and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (LAD) to deliver a training day structured around the first volume of “Commentaries on the DIFC Laws.”

Published in February 2017, the Commentaries provide lawyers with easily accessible information on the key legal principles and practices established by the DIFC Courts since 2008.

The event at the AOL’s DIFC training centre attracted approximately 100 members of the UAE legal community, with attendees obtaining two DIFC mandatory Continuing Legal Professional Development (CLPD) points for each topic.

Five key areas of DIFC law were covered during the day: Arbitration Law, Damages Law, Companies Law, Law of Obligations and Court Law.

Each law was covered by knowledgeable speakers with wide-ranging experience in commercial dispute resolution. Damages Law was covered by DK Singh of KBH Kanuun; Companies Law by Dan Partovi of Jones Day; Court Law by Michael Patchett-Joyce of Outer Temple Chambers; Law of Obligation by Shane Jury & Ritwick Ghosh of Clifford Chance; and Arbitration Law by Nicholas Braganza and Alexandra Lester of Clyde & Co.

The AOL will keep the existing Commentaries refreshed as the knowledge and application of the laws develops alongside business and technological change, while a second volume is scheduled for publication towards the end of 2017.

Established in 2015, the DIFC Academy of Law (AOL) is an independent entity that provides ancillary services to support the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) and the UAE legal community. A key objective behind the AOL’s formation was establishing a formal structure to serve the needs of the DIFC Courts and the other DRA operating units. These units include the DRA Wills & Probate Registry, and the Arbitration Institute.  The AOL is committed to the development of GCC rule of law, and legal system excellence.

For more information on the DIFC Academy of Law and its courses, please visit: http://www.draacademy.ae/

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