Back in December 2018, in an effort to modernise the civil procedures of the onshore UAE Courts, a Federal Regulation was issued to supplement and revise the conduct of court proceedings. The Regulation enhanced accessibility and efficiency of the judicial process and available remedies. Building on the success of that Regulation, on 1 May 2020 the UAE Cabinet passed another Federal Regulation implementing further enhancements to civil court procedures. We provide here a brief summary of the latest revisions.
In brief, UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 33 of 2020 (Executive Regulation Amendments) has amended Ministerial Resolution No. 57 of 2018 concerning the Executive Regulations of Federal Law No. 11 of 1992 on the Civil Procedure Law, broadly as follows:
These legislative amendments are another positive step signalling greater efficiencies for litigants within the UAE civil judicial system
Whilst most of the revisions may on their face appear minor, it is expected that they will have a significant practical impact on expediting onshore court proceedings in the UAE, and so will be relevant to all businesses with a presence or commercial interests in the UAE.
These legislative amendments are another positive step signalling greater efficiencies for litigants within the UAE civil judicial system.
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