Mar 162010

Alternative Dispute Resolution, specifically arbitration, is an extremely popular business practice; however, ADR can cause headaches in various international venues.

As western businesses have expanded to the United Arab Emirates, they have found arbitration difficult.  While the UAE has ratified the New York Convention, the Emirate’s court system is racing to catch up to standard international business practices.

More can be found at the Financial Times.

For more on arbitration in Dubai, see Raid Abu-Manneh’s brief 2009 article on whether Dubai is a Regional Arbitration Center, curtsey of Mayer Brown.