The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective

The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective; Monograph - Motivate Publishing Company (2018)

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 404

116 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2018 Last revised: 10 Mar 2019

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Jayanth K. Krishnan

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: November 8, 2018

Abstract

Can Western-based, English-speaking, common law commercial courts operate successfully in an environment that are not their own — such as in the Middle East? This question is not a simple thought experiment but rather the reality that has occurred since the mid-2000s in the Emirate of Dubai. This monograph recounts the history of how the ‘Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’ emerged. Drawing on extensive interviews with key stakeholders involved in the process, along with rich original documents as well as all of the Courts’ judgments, this narrative offers important lessons for those seeking to understand more fully the complex interplay of how law, legal institutions and legal and political actors operate in today’s globalised world.

Keywords: DIFC Courts; Dubai; Comparative Law; Commercial Courts; Law and Globalisation

Suggested Citation

Krishnan, Jayanth K., The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective (November 8, 2018). The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective; Monograph - Motivate Publishing Company (2018); Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 404. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3280883

Jayanth K. Krishnan (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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