DIFC Court & DIFC-LCIA

Dubai International Financial Centre Court (DIFC) was established 2006. The DIFC Courts are an independent English language common law judiciary, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction governing civil and commercial disputes nationally, regionally and worldwide.

The DIFC Courts deal exclusively with all cases and claims arising out of the DIFC and its operations, and any other claims in which all parties agree in writing to use the DIFC Courts. The DIFC Courts carry out their functions in an independent manner, in accordance with the provisions of the DIFC laws and regulations

Jurisdiction

The DIFC Courts have jurisdiction over civil and commercial matters only. The DIFC Courts do not have jurisdiction over criminal matters.

Types of courts

Court of First Instance (CFI)

Cases where the amount in dispute exceeds Dhs 500, 000.The CFI has exclusive jurisdiction over any civil or commercial case when it relates to the DIFC, and following the amendment to the governing law in October 2011, DIFC Courts can also hear cases when the contract in question specifies DIFC Courts’ jurisdiction (pre-dispute jurisdiction) or when both parties elect to use DIFC Courts to resolve a dispute which has already arisen (post-dispute jurisdiction).

Court of Appeal (CA)

Deals with a variety of civil and commercial disputes. It comprises at least three judges, with the Chief Justice. The CA has exclusive jurisdiction over: 1. Appeals filed against judgments and awards made by the CFI. 2. Interpretation of any article of the DIFC’s laws based upon the request of any of the DIFC’s establishments, if the establishment obtains leave of the Chief Justice in this regard. Such interpretation shall have the power of law. 3. The Court of Appeal is the highest court in the DIFC Courts and no appeal shall arise from a decision of this court.

Small Claims Tribunal (SCT)

The only operating tribunal of its kind in the region, the SCT was set up to enable access to justice in a swift and efficient manner which deals with matters up to 500,000 DHS.

Dubai International Financial Centre-The London Court of International Arbitration

The DIFC-LCIA administers arbitrations and mediations. It is a joint venture between the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Arbitration Institute (DAI), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

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