Success in a multi-million MENA dispute before the English Commercial Court
Brown Rudnick represented the Moroccan steel company, Somasteel SARL, in its claim for non-delivery of cargo against a Dubai based company. Following a three day trial before the English Commercial Court in London earlier this year, Somasteel's claim succeeded, with the defendant being ordered to pay USD 7.4 million. Brown Rudnick team consisted of Roger Kennell and Ravinder Thukral.
Case: Somasteel SARL v Coresteel DMCC [2015] EWCH 1234 (Comm)

Casablanca Arbitration Days 2015
Brown Rudnick is very pleased to support the next edition of the Casablanca Arbitration Days which will take place on 11 and 12 December 2015. The Conference will focus on “Making Arbitration Work for Africa”, with a selection of roundtables addressing topics such as the future of Casablanca as an arbitration centre and, more generally, challenges and opportunities for arbitration in Africa. Various members of Brown Rudnick's MENA Team will be happy to attend the event.


Another few months of innovation - the DIFC Courts in 2015
By Jean-François Le Gal & Iris Raynaud
As we move towards the last quarter of the year, Jean-François Le Gal and Iris Raynaud look back at the developments and innovations pushed forward by the DIFC Courts during the first half of 2015.

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New Regulations from the Abu Dhabi Global Market: Dispute Resolution
By Ravinder Thukral
In June 2015, the ADGM published a series of new regulations relating to, inter alia, companies, employment and insolvency, and the application of English Law. In this article, we focus on the new Application of English Law Regulations 2015 and those provisions of Law No. 4 of 2013 which relate to the resolution of disputes in the ADGM.

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The setting up of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre - a short update

By Roger Kennell & Manan Singh
To mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre ("EMAC"), Roger Kennell and Manan Singh look back on developments relating to this ambitious project by the Emirate of Dubai to become the leading maritime hub in the Middle East.

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Limits to the enforcement of foreign judgments in onshore Dubai through the conduit of the DIFC Courts - a few thoughts after DNB Bank ASA v (1) Gulf Eyadah Corporation (2) Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC, DIFC Court of First Instance, 2 July 2015 [DIFC CFI 043-2014]

By Jean-François Le Gal & Iris Raynaud
According to a recent decision of the DIFC Court of First Instance, the possibility for the DIFC to act as a conduit jurisdiction for the enforcement of arbitral awards in onshore Dubai does not extend to the enforcement of foreign judgments.

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