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The DIFC Court of Appeal confirms the broad scope of the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts

24 November 2015

The DIFC Court of Appeal has issued a seminal judgment settling many of the lingering doubts concerning the scope of the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts. In Standard Chartered Bank v Investment Group Private Limited, in which Clifford Chance represented Standard Chartered Bank, the DIFC Court of Appeal approved unanimously a judgment of the DIFC Court of First Instance that held the doctrine of forum non conveniens does not operate to determine which court is the appropriate forum to hear and determine a case as between the courts of the UAE, which includes the DIFC Courts.

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