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The Reciprocal Enforcement of Civil Judgments between the UAE and India

David Russell QC has co-authored a feature in the MENA Business Law Review, looking at the Agreement between the UAE and India on Juridicial and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters. The Agreement between the United Arab Emirates and India on Juridicial and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (the “Treaty”) was signed in 1999 and ratified in 2000. In January 2020, the Government of India notified the UAE as a “reciprocating territory” for the purposes of recognising UAE civil judgments in India without a re-examination of the merits of the underlying dispute. The Treaty is a reflection of the close cultural and economic ties between the two countries. The mutual recognition of civil judgments between a civil…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, International 11 Apr, 2022

Cross Border Insolvencies Within One Nation: The UAE Experience

In one of the first expositions by the DIFC Court of the effect of Schedule 4 of the DIFC Insolvency Law, the case confirmed that the UNCITRAL Model Law applies in the DIFC only in relation to corporate insolvency. David Russell QC and David Holloway appeared as counsel. This case has generated great interest and was recently included as a Case Focus in Lexis Middle East Law Alert March/April 2022. David Russell QC and David Holloway appeared as counsel and have also written a more detailed Case Comment, first published in the MENA Business Law Review 2022 First Quarter. What happened? An application was made by Trustees who had been appointed by the Abu Dhabi Court in some insolvency proceedings.…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, Insolvency and Restructuring 8 Apr, 2022

David Russell QC appointed as Executive Editor to the DIFC Academy Editorial Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Russell QC as Executive Editor to the Editorial Board for the DIFC Academy – School of Law publications. In the coming months, David Russell QC, alongside the Editorial Board will be responsible for working with DIFC Academy’s publishing partner, LexisNexis to produce Volume 4 of the DIFC Law Commentaries, in addition to revising Volume 1. These are high quality reference books for lawyers, judges, academics and students relating to DIFC Statutory Laws and evolving body of Common Law. You can view and purchase these publications here: https://academy.difc.ae/publication/ Editorial Board David joins Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer at DIFC Authority, who has been appointed Editor-In-Chief. Jacques leads the Legal Affairs division of the…

Legal Blog & Publications 18 Aug, 2020

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