Dubai Court of Cassation emphasises its compliance to the New York Convention

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In a judgement issued on 18 September 2012, the Dubai Court of Cassation confirmed to the international society its determination and commitment to strictly complying with the New York Convention of 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

The ruling is the latest in a series of positive decisions rendered pursuant to the UAE acceding to the New York Convention in November 2006. It tackles different arguments relating to the scope of jurisdiction of local courts with respect to foreign awards, the burden of proof for setting aside the award and the scope of review allowed from the lower courts…

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