What are the differences in approach to the enforcement of arbitration awards across EMEA? In our latest arbitration podcast series, we take a detailed look into the reality and nuances of enforcement across the EMEA region.

In the second episode, International Arbitration partner Nicholas Peacock (Partner, London) is joined by financial services disputes and corporate crime partner Stuart Paterson (Partner, Dubai) to discuss recent trends in the enforcement of arbitration awards in the Middle East, in particular in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The episode covers:

  • Enforcement in the UAE under the new Federal Arbitration law, including the apparent end of the ‘conduit jurisdiction’ through the DIFC
  • Growing evidence of successful enforcement in Saudi Arabia under its new ‘Enforcement Judge’ regime.
  • The 2017 arbitration law in Qatar and whether it has moved the dial in terms of enforcement prospects.

This episode can be found on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.

We do hope that you find this podcast interesting and informative.

If you eNjoyed this podcast and want to hear more, episode one which covers recent trends in enforcement in Russia, with key takeaways for banks, financial institutions and others doing business with Russian parties can also be found on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.

The next episode in the series will be taking a look at Southern Africa where Nicholas Peacock will be joined by Jonathan Ripley-Evans, Disputes Director in our Johannesburg office.

For more information, please contact Nicholas Peacock, Partner, Stuart Paterson, Partner, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.

Nicholas Peacock

Nicholas Peacock
Partner
+44 20 7466 2803

Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson
Partner
+971 4 428 6308