Strengthening Dubai’s leadership and position as a global business and finance destination

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His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Governor of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai International Financial Center, confirmed that the Dubai International Financial Center courts are facing judicial challenges, with a sophisticated, smart and flexible judicial support system that keeps pace with Thus, the proactive approach of the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE in various areas, and through the new strategy, it enhances its ability, capabilities and tools to provide full justice required. by the global financial, commercial and economic sector, including emerging disputes arising from transactions of a more modern and complex digital and technical nature. .

This came in the wake of His Highness ‘approval yesterday of the Dubai International Financial Center Courts’ new strategy for the years (2024-2022), which aims to develop a judicial support system and achieve successful justice worldwide, and in line with an advanced work system that utilizes the latest modern technologies in procedures and transactions. His Highness said: “We have adopted the strategy of the Dubai International Financial Center Courts for the next three years … a new and integrated system that uses modern capabilities and technologies to support the judiciary and resolve disputes on a way that supports the strengthening of Dubai’s leadership and position as a global destination for business and financial activities. ”

His Highness added: “The DIFC courts will focus on the implementation of projects and initiatives based on digital transformation, the use of artificial intelligence in their actions and procedures, the establishment of a judicial network, an international court for the digital economics, specialized departments in intellectual property, virtual courts, and other blockchain technologies, with the goal of establishing a successful global justice system and keeping abreast of developments.

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed wrote on his Twitter account: “Thank God we have approved the new plan for the Dubai Financial Center courts, which includes the establishment of a digital economy court, specialized intellectual property departments, a new system for remote wills, registration and a new center for the deposit of wills in the country, and the introduction of Comprehensive virtual courts and new systems for consultation, certification and documentation.

His Highness continued: “In the eight principles of Dubai set by Mohammed bin Rashid, he says: Justice is a state, strength and pride, which ensures stability and prosperity … and no one is above the law in Dubai . ” And His Highness continued: “This is our approach in all our courts in Dubai. We are constantly renewing our plans to achieve speedy, efficient and complete justice for all, if God wills. God bless.”

4 Main pillars The strategic plan of the Dubai International Center Courts focuses on following the highest quality standards for doing business, through 4 The main pillars are judicial excellence, excellence in the provision of various services, and rely on an infrastructure that provides the latest technical means of communication, in addition to the formulation and implementation of innovative solutions.

The strategic action plan seeks to ensure continuous work to integrate the highest international standards of legal proceedings, and ease of rapid and flexible access to court services in a highly interconnected smart court system capable of keeping pace with global trade changes and requirements, which improves efficiency. of dispute resolution and access to various court services.

The new plan includes a package of projects and initiatives covering approximately 28 projects that support the leadership of the Emirate of Dubai and its position as a global business center, and is specifically designed to address the level of judicial excellence, service excellence, communication and innovation, including the introduction of a new international court for the digital economy to lead the way in resolving disputes related to emerging technologies. And the establishment of specialized departments in the field of intellectual property and virtual courts with comprehensive and integrated electronic capabilities, the establishment of courts for blockchain technologies and a new system for managing claims and customer relationships, developing a portfolio of digital assets and new mechanisms for substantiation and verification services, and work to expand cooperation with national, regional and international bodies and institutions. A new center for the deposit of wills in the United Arab Emirates and a system for registering wills remotely.

In addition to providing consulting and digital services in multiple languages. The strategic plan relies on a comprehensive digital system, ensuring the provision of smart and easy-to-use court systems capable of keeping up with and meeting the expected needs of global trade litigation proceedings keep. The innovative applications of these technologies will support the ability of DIFC courts’ tools to overcome language barriers, borders, currencies and others, as reliance on artificial intelligence will simplify the case review methodology, create a realistic virtual presence provided, and copies will be waived. of documents, and to allow time to perform more important and complex tasks And other procedures that will be developed based on the use of modern technology and artificial intelligence systems.

The future research that will be provided by the DIFC courts will also combine expertise and resources to study ways to address disputes arising from private and public “blockchain” transactions, through regulatory and contractual clauses in the smart contract in to close, while its impact on data flow is currently being studied, across borders, digital governance and data management, and the assurance of information protection and security in business relationships to help propel the digital economy forward.

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Judge Omar Al Muhairi, director of the Dubai International Financial Center Courts, said: “The growing acceptance of digital platforms, paperless processes and virtual trials has spurred the formulation of a new reality that invests in and enhances opportunities to provide quality services to various The combination of a modern and flexible digital infrastructure with judicial and service excellence sets standards for international trade courts.

It is noteworthy that in 2021, the DIFC courts launched a new circle in their courts, the International Digital Economy Court, which aims to simplify the process of resolving complex civil and commercial disputes regarding the digital economy, and to review national and international affairs. related to current and emerging technologies, including big data technologies. Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence and cloud services.

In early 2022, the new court commissioned a group of international jurists and industry experts to draft and adopt new specialized rules for the Digital Economy Court. The DIFC courts increase their operational efficiency, expand the acceptance of digital orders and rulings, and hold more than 95% of court sessions remotely. The DIFC courts will also strengthen their position as the first paperless court in the region in 2021, as it carries out 100% of its internal operations and directs customer services completely digitally. Special project initiatives within the framework of the Future Courts initiative have improved the capacity of the DIFC courts to implement advanced research and development activities.

4 main pillars

1 Judicial Excellence

2 Excellence in providing various services

3 Rely on an infrastructure that provides the latest technical means of communication

4 Formulate and implement innovative solutions

The new system:

1 – International Tribunal for the Digital Economy

2- Departments specializing in intellectual property

3 – Virtual Courts and Blockchain Technologies

4 – A system for remote registration of wills

5- A new center for the deposit of wills in the country

6 – Introduction of inclusive virtual courts

7 – Systems for consultation, certification and documentation

His Highness:

›DIFC courts expect challenges with a sophisticated, smart and flexible judicial support system

›The strategy provides the full justice required by the global financial, commercial and economic sector

›This is our approach in all our courts in Dubai, and we are constantly renewing our plans to achieve fast .. and fast .. and complete justice.

›A new and integrated system that uses modern capabilities and technologies to support the judiciary and resolve disputes

›The system to support the promotion of Dubai’s leadership and position as a global destination for business and financial activities

›Implementation of projects and initiatives based on digital transformation and the use of artificial intelligence in its actions and procedures

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