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Arbitration in the UAE—potential criminal sanctions for arbitrators

Arbitration in the UAE—potential criminal sanctions for arbitrators
Published on: 19 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Arbitration in the UAE—potential criminal sanctions for arbitrators
  • What has happened to some arbitrators operating in the UAE?
  • What is the amendment and what does it say?
  • What is the effect of the amendment?
  • Why was the amendment made?
  • When will it be introduced and when can it be expected to take effect?
  • How will this development impact upon parties choosing an arbitral seat in the Middle East?

Article summary

Arbitration analysis: Following an amendment to the Penal Code, arbitrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may now face temporary prison sentences for acting contrary to the duty of fairness and impartiality. Nicole Newdigate, associate, and Andrew MacCuish, partner, both at Kennedys, explain what it could mean for arbitration in the Middle East. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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