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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Cruise remains a growing segment in the maritime industry: newbuild orders are high and cruise companies enjoy good access to ECA finance and support. Our specialist team continues to handle some of the most important, high profile transactions in the industry.
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The two additional newbuildings planned – Explora V and Explora VI – will use LNG as a main fuel as well as green hydrogen to bring emissions down to zero in port.
The vessel was formerly operated under the Crystal Cruises brand and owned by a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited.