Timothy Killen Successful in DIFC Courts Challenge to the Enforcement of an Arbitral Award

Posted: 20/09/2021

On 8th August 2021, H.E. Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi, sitting in the Court of First Instance of the Dubai International Financial Centre, handed down judgment in Lirit v Liwanu [2021] DIFC Arb 011, concerning the Defendant’s application to set aside an Order (made ex parte) ordering recognition and enforcement of a DIFC-LCIA arbitration award under Article 44(1)(a)(iv) of DIFC Law No. 1 of 2008.

This Judgment provides useful insight into the approach of the DIFC Court to challenges to the enforcement of arbitral awards under Article 44(1) of the DIFC Arbitration Law.

Timothy Killen appeared on behalf of the successful enforcing party instructed by Damian Crosse and Sammy Nanneh of Pinsent Masons Dubai LLP.

To read a Case Note prepared by James Partridge on this Judgment, please click here.

For further information on Timothy’s practice, including his work in the UAE region, please click here.


Timothy Killen

Call: 2010

James Partridge

Call: 2018


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