Following a comprehensive revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration which came into effect earlier last month, the International Chamber of Commerce United Arab Emirates (ICC UAE) will host a workshop on how these new revised rules will enhance the efficiency of ICC Arbitrations.

The workshop will be attended by a large number of arbitrators, legal practitioners, in-house counsel and engineers from around the UAE. The workshop will be immediately followed by a meeting of the steering committee of ICC – UAE Commission on Arbitration and the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration AGM.

The workshop will be conducted by Michael Buhler, the LL.M. Partner, Jones Day; Co- Chair, Task Force on the Revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration, Jose Feris the Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France and will be moderated by Sami Houerbi, the Director of the ICC Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa ICC Dispute Resolution Services.

Essam Al Tamimi, Chairman of the ICC – UAE Commission on Arbitration and senior partner at Al Tamimi & Co will give welcome speech, and H. E. Humaid Mohammed Ali Salem the Director General of UAQ Chamber of Commerce and BOD of ICC UAE will also attend.

Chairman of the ICC UAE, Essam Al Tamimi said “The new ICC Rules of Arbitration will bring significant changes to the day-to-day practice of arbitral proceedings in the region, whilst also retaining the key features of ICC arbitration.  The overall objective of the revised rules is to increase efficiency as it pertains to cost control and lead times in arbitration cases. “

The ICC UAE globally represents the commercial, industrial and business enterprises in the country. Founded in 2004, the Chapter endeavors to modernise the UAE industry, business and trade to world-class standards. While encouraging more domestic and foreign investment in the UAE, ICC UAE deals with national and international legal, financial and administrative matters of its members. The Chapter, along with the Paris-based International Secretariat of ICC, promotes the scope and reach of the UAE business community around the world.

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