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There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
Foreign arbitration specialists will welcome some reassurance that the amendments made to the UAE Advocacy Law, do not affect their right to represent clients in arbitrations seated in the Emirate of Dubai.
A recent decision of the Dubai-DIFC Judicial Tribunal appears to throw a lifeline to the DIFC Courts in their role as a conduit jurisdiction. Gordon Blanke continues his articles on arbitration with this recent contribution for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Leading commercial arbitration lawyer Dr Gordon Blanke, from international law firm DWF, has launched the first-ever comprehensive English-language commentary on the UAE Arbitration Chapter, the arbitration-relevant provisions of the UAE Civil Procedures Code.