6 December 2022: The Dubai Cassation Court has rejected the enforcement of an arbitration award against a foreign debtor on the grounds that the debtor is not domiciled in the United Arab Emirates.
Following the ruling, award creditors seeking enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in the United Arab Emirates should bear in mind that if the award debtor is not domiciled in the UAE, the Courts may reject the award.
Creditors should also consider that if foreign award debtor assets are not named in the award, the Courts may refuse enforcement action against those assets.
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