In 2016 as part of a project initiated by the then DIFC Chief Justice, Michael Hwang the Laws of the DIFC series was launched to provide a narrative statement of the Laws of the DIFC on a subject by subject basis in a similar way to the famous Halsbury’s Laws of England.
The series is designed to ensure those familiar with other common law jurisdictions but not the DIFC can quickly established where they can rely on their existing understanding of common law and where the position is different and those who regularly work in the DIFC have easy access to the latest legal position.
Four volumes have been issued so far. These books provide:
A background and explanation as to why each law was issued;
Information on the specific international laws which inspired the law with the differences and similarities between those laws highlighted;
Information on cross overs with other DIFC Laws and the impact of relevant regulations (which are provided in the appendices);
Provision by provision analysis including details of relevant DIFC and Common law cases;
Clarifications on the meaning of the provisions;
Useful further reading for particular provisions including relevant Halsbury’s references;
The author’s experience of how the provisions of DIFC Laws operate in practice.
When the series was launched there was a promise that these Books would be Reissued on a regular basis to reflect legal amendments and new case law.
About Laws of the DIFC Vol 1 – Reissue 2020
As well as full provision by provision analysis of the DIFC Arbitration law, Companies Law, Employment Law, Obligations Law, Damages and Remedies Law and Court Law, this book now contains:
Updated Analysis of the 2019 DIFC Employment Law and its 2020 amendments;
Updated Analysis of 2018 DIFC Companies Law;
Analysis of the impact of the JJT rulings on DIFC jurisdiction and the DIFC Court Law;
Relevant DIFC Regulations and Amending Laws;
Details of the latest relevant DIFC and Common law cases covering Arbitration, Company, Damages and Remedies, Obligations, Employment and Court Law in the DIFC.
Arbitration: Nassif BouMalhab, Nicholas Braganza, Muhammad Mahmood (Clyde & Co)
Company: Dan Partovi, Farsheed Abdul-Rahman (Jones Day)