The Academy of Law is an accredited training provider by various statutory bodies, including the Dubai legal Affairs Department and the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority. We offer Learning and Development activities for legal professionals from all backgrounds and levels, from experienced English language Common Law practitioners through to newly qualified lawyers and those currently operating in Arabic speaking civil system.
The Academy identified the legal needs of multinational corporations, and found that broad competencies were required for lawyers to deliver value. It devised a strategy for filling gaps in traditional legal education by focusing on cross-training students and lawyers in civil and common law systems, providing international and comparative law perspectives, expanding access to knowledge by offering Arabic and English language courses, and teaching practical skills and ethical principles to help lawyers develop the competencies required to best serve the legal needs of international clients.
The DIFC Data Protection Law [new venue: DIFC…
In association with Stephenson Harwood
The DIFC Law No. 1/2007 has been largely modelled on the privacy and data protection principles and guidelines which stem from the relevant EU directives that were in force at the time of the data Protection Law’s enactment (primarily EU Directive 95/46/EC), and EU Directives continue to be a model for general guidance to the Commissioner in the administration of the Data Protection Law. As a result, this law has been inspired in part by data protection legislation in the UK and EU and parts of it mirror specific provisions in these jurisdictions.
New Arbitration Law Seminar
In association with Taylor Wessing
The Academy of Law in collaboration with Taylor Wessing presents a seminar on the new Federal Law for Arbitration and its effect on arbitration in the United Arab Emirates. This course aims to improve the participant’s understanding of the new law and the effect it will have on the procedural aspects of arbitration proceedings and enforcement of arbitral awards in the UAE and to provide practical tips for implementing the new law in proceedings. It is designed for Arbitration practitioners and in-house counsels who are involved in arbitration and/or include arbitration in their standard contract terms.
Real Estate Law [17th & 24th September and…
In association with Lexis Nexis
This Real Estate Law course brings to life the color and law of real estate in day-to-day settings. In addition to the lively case selection, it also has a clear set of rules that will enable you to recognize, solve, and prevent legal issues. This course will enable the attendees to understand the legal framework around Real Estate, discuss land acquisition, transfers and issues related to it and finally understand Real Estate due diligence, joint development agreements and issues to prevent.
Dubai Maritime Law Conference 2018
In association with City University of London, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre, The City Law School
The Academy of Law in collaboration with City Law School, City, University of London and Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre invites you to meet leading Maritime legal experts in the GCC as they take a deep dive into the most relevant topics in law affecting the Maritime industry today. These topics will include legal developments in Maritime, legal and regulatory challenges, Maritime Law enforcement as well as the IMO Sulphur Cap initiatives. What does it all mean for the UAE? Meet over a dozen leading experts from prominent law firms based around the GCC, the DIFC’s Academy of Law, and City Law School in what promises to be interactive discussions starting from 9.00am ending at 2.30pm including a networking lunch.
Franchise Law [25 Sep & 2 Oct | 5-7PM]
In association with Lexis Nexis
The Academy of Law in association with BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates and Lexis Nexis presents this complete course that helps you understand brand due diligence and domestic franchise. It covers the applicable laws governing franchise agreements and key issues with a specific reference to the UAE. The course will also explore ways to effectively protect and utilize the property in franchise agreements and finally explore the key elements to an effective dispute resolution with a focus on possible exit strategies.
Dispute Resolution Funding [26th September |…
In association with Vannin Capital
In recent years, there has been an exponential rise in the use of dispute resolution funding across the globe. This course will explore about its growth, its drivers and how using funding can develop your practice (as private practice lawyers) or drive value for your organization (as in-house counsel and c-suite executives). The session will also provide an overview of the funding process and the key points funders focus on when considering an application for funding.
Certificate in Common Law and DIFC Courts…
In association with Middlesex University, Outer Temple Chambers
DIFC Academy of Law is pleased to announce the region’s first Certificate in Common Law and DIFC Courts Practice, in collaboration with Middlesex University law school and Outer Temple Chambers. This course is designed for Emirati Advocates and other civil law trained lawyers, in-house counsel, and legal professionals seeking to diversify their skills and enhance their professional development. The program features a comprehensive foundational study in English common law, DIFC laws and courts procedures, and advanced advocacy skills training. Lecturers include world class law professors, international commercial lawyers, and top tier barristers from renowned London chambers. The course is designed to accommodate schedules of working professionals, starts in September 2018, and can be completed in approximately 10 months. We offer 15% early bird discount from 16th July to 30th August. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call 04-4273390
DIFC Trust Law [9AM - 11AM]
In association with Outer Temple Chambers
The DIFC Trust Law No. 11/2005 is according to Professor Tony Lee, University of Queensland, ‘an amazing law covering the modern law of trusts. One of its advantages results from the fact that there is no equity court in Dubai, so it was necessary for the DIFC to start from scratch. It has been written in marvelous English and is among, the best writing on trusts.’