Investment treaty arbitration—UAE—Q&A guide

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Investment treaty arbitration in the UAE

The investment treaty arbitration guide for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is presented in a Q&A format. The questions are set out below. The 2019 guide (which is the most recent version) can be accessed here:

This guide, published by Getting the Deal Through (GtDT), provides an introduction to investment treaty arbitration in the UAE covering the following topics:

  1. Background

    1. What is the prevailing attitude towards foreign investment?

    2. What are the main sectors for foreign investment in the state?

    3. Is there a net inflow or outflow of foreign direct investment?

    4. Describe domestic legislation governing investment agreements with the state or state-owned entities.

  2. International legal obligations

    1. Identify and give brief details of the bilateral or multilateral investment treaties to which the state is a party, also indicating whether they are in force.

    2. If applicable, indicate whether the bilateral or multilateral investment treaties to which the state is a party extend to overseas territories.

    3. Has the state amended or entered into additional protocols affecting bilateral or multilateral investment treaties to which it is a party?

    4. Has the state unilaterally terminated any bilateral or multilateral investment treaties to which it is a party?

    5. Has the state entered into multiple bilateral or multilateral investment treaties with overlapping membership?

    6. Is the state party to the ICSID Convention?

    7. Is the state a party

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