The 1999 UAE-India Judicial Cooperation Treaty (regarding civil and commercial matters) has been given effect by the Indian government this year. The biggest effect of this much awaited development is the reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments issued by the courts of either country in the territory of the other. India and the UAE are among each other’s largest trading partners with annual bilateral trade exceeding US$60 billion. More than 100 Indian businesses operate in the DIFC. Within this context, business and legal professionals will benefit from understanding the following:
a. The historical and economic context of the Treaty
b. The types of judicial assistance covered by the Treaty
c. The requirements for a Request for Judicial Assistance under the Treaty
d. Opportunities and potential pitfalls for the UAE / DIFC practitioner
DAVID RUSSELL, AM QC
Call 1974 | Silk 1986 | Outer Temple Chambers
David commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), the Singapore International Commercial Court, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986.
He currently practises in Dubai, London, New York and Abu Dhabi (Outer Temple Chambers), Sydney (Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers) and Brisbane (Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers) and is an associate member of chambers in Auckland (Shortland Chambers) and Darwin (William Forster Chambers). He has acted for Commonwealth and State Governments as well as individuals and corporations. David was President of the Taxation Institute of Australia from 1993 to 1995, and of the Asia Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association from 1996 to 2000.
He has lectured at the University of Sydney for the Master of Taxation course, the University of Queensland for the Master of Laws course and served as an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland. He is the co-editor of the Oxford University Press Journal Trusts & Trustees.
CEO | Nimble Legal
Hari Krishna is the CEO of Nimble Legal, a UAE based law firm he founded in 2016. Hari has lived and worked in the UAE since 2007 as a dispute resolution specialist.
Hari qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and an advocate in India. He is a registered practitioner in the DIFC Courts and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Hari graduated from the National Law School of India with honours and obtained an LLM in Admiralty with distinction from Tulane University. At Tulane, he was a Maritime Law Center Fellow and Harry F Stiles Scholar.
For further information or to request for an assistance, please contact ACADEMY@difc.ae Select