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Enforcing foreign court judgments in Dubai – one avenue less?

21 July 2015

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Court of First Instance has confirmed that it does not have the power to refer foreign court judgments or orders to the Dubai Courts for execution onshore in Dubai. While the ability of DIFC Courts to enforce foreign court judgments or orders within the DIFC has never been in question, the decision (subject to any appeal) confirms that the reach of foreign judgments stops at the borders of the DIFC.

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