The enforcement of foreign court judgments in the UAE has always been notoriously difficult and uncertain. The recent directive issued by the UAE Ministry of Justice requiring the Dubai Courts to enforce English judgments is likely to increase collaboration between the English and UAE Courts.
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Responding to the cyclical nature of the global maritime sector requires a deep understanding of trade patterns and investment priorities. For over 40 years, our long-established and highly regarded team has helped clients confidently address the ups and downs of the shipping industry. As an industry leader (ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners for shipping in 11 jurisdictions including Asia-wide and Global), we continue to lead some of the most complex, cross border and high value maritime matters in the world.
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The Sustainability Imperative
Sustainability concerns have rocketed up the shipping agenda over the past decade, with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues already influencing financing decisions, fleet renewal and regulatory change across the industry.
Drawing on a series of in-depth interviews and a global survey of 545 senior industry leaders, our report “The Sustainability Imperative” examines the shipping world’s views on sustainability and governance and what actions it is taking as result. It also asks how these issues might affect the way the shipping sector finances itself and even the very structure of the industry.
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In the latest Commercial Disputes Weekly, we look at two decisions that clear up some outstanding issues on rent repayment orders, the first reported judgment to decide that disclosure obligations override a solicitor’s lien on its file and an arbitration award that considers the usefulness of weather bureau reports in speed and consumption claims.
After a short break Commercial Disputes Weekly is back with decisions on demurrage, bribery, dispute resolution procedures and the importance of compliance with adjudication notice requirements.