Leading law firms Al Tamimi & Company (Al Tamimi) and Clyde & Co, announce the launch of an Arabic translation of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration and Mediation Rules to support the local arbitration community and help users and practitioners better understand the rules of one of the leading arbitration centres in the Middle East.

As enthusiasm grows for the United Arab Emirates as an international business hub for investment into the Arab world and beyond, arbitration and mediation have gained momentum as leading forms of dispute resolution in the Middle East region.

Nassif BouMalhab, Lead Partner for Clyde & Co’s Middle East Arbitration Group, comments: “Against that background, we thought the publication and distribution of the DIFC-LCIA Rules in Arabic would attract a broader diversity of users, particularly amongst the Arabic-speaking business community. This project is another major step towards sharing knowledge, lifting communication barriers and supporting Arabic-speaking practitioners in the region.”

Essam Al Tamimi, Senior Partner and Founder at Al Tamimi, comments: “Having the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration and Mediation Rules translated into Arabic will serve both the Arabic and international community. It will attract more users in the region as they will now have the choice to conduct arbitrations in the language that they want. This translation will certainly benefit Dubai and further position it as the arbitration hub in the Middle East. ”