Dispute Resolution in the Gulf - GCC Approaches and Egyptian Influences
Author(s):Shaistah Akhtar, Gordon Blanke
Release date:January 2019
The aim of this book is to provide reliable material on dispute resolution across the GCC countries. As well as an introductory overview written, the book includes a chapter on the dispute resolution practices in each of the GCC states written by particular experts from that country, and a chapter on dispute resolution in Egypt given the influence of Egyptian law and practice on the GCC. As a result of the pioneering work of the Egyptian legal scholar Abd el-Razzak el-Sanhuri, who helped develop and inspire the legislative frameworks in five of those six countries, and the role Egyptian judges have played in GCC courts, Egypt has also an important influence on GCC legal systems.
There is also a specific chapter, which explains the role of Islamic Sharia on regional dispute resolution practices.
This book was been written in such a way as to provide both clarification on jurisdictional differences to those from a common law background and an easily accessible approach which will enable non-specialists in the business community to use it for information on the practices in specific countries.
Expert authors include:
Foreward by Nathalie Najjar, Lecturer at Pantheon-Assas University and Saint Joseph University Beirut and Senior Partner, Ibrahim Najjar Law Firm
Introductory Overview by Shaistah Akhtar of Mishcon de Reya LLP and Dr Gordon Blanke and Mayssa Khattar of DWF (Middle East) LLP
UAE (which includes analysis of new the Arbitration Law) - Dr Gordon Blanke and Soraya Corm-Bakhos, of DWF (Middle East) LLP
Bahrain by Hassan Al Radhi of Hassan Radhi and Associates
Egypt by Dr Khaled Attia of Al Tamimi & Company
Kuwait by Nadyn Saleh and Bishr Alboukai of the Al Markaz Law Firm
Oman by Mansoor Malik and Erik Penz of Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co Barristers and Legal Consultants
Qatar by Salman Mahmood of Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners
Saudi Arabia by BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The Role of Sharia in GCC Dispute Resolution by Amel K Abdallah of Sultan Qaboos University, Oman