Courts' Users' Committee

The DIFC Courts’ Users Committee is a liaison between the DIFC Courts and the users of the Court. The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Courts to provide an efficient, economical and professional service to all users.

The Committee will be chaired by a Chairman and consist of voting members from the DIFC Authority, Dubai Financial Services Authority and representatives from law firms within the UAE. The DIFC Courts’ Registrar and Deputy Registrar will be ex officio but non voting members of the Committee.

The Committee shall hold regular quarterly basis meetings each year.


DIFC Courts
Amna Al Owais

Co – Chief Executive and Registrar

Committee Members
DIFC Courts
Mark Beer
Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
Obaid Al Muhairi
Legal Counsel
Dubai International Financial Centre Authority Jacques Visser General Counsel
Dubai Financial Services Authority Muna Dandan General Counsel
Clifford Chance James Abbott Partner
Hafef & Partners Adrian Chadwick Partner
Gibson Dunn Graham Lovett Partner
Herbert Smit Freehills LLP Stuart Paterson Partner
Horizons & Co Adv. Ali Al Zarooni Chairman
Hussain Lootah Law and Associates Suraya Turk  Legal Consultant


Rules Subcommittee

The Rules Subcommittee meets quarterly to discuss potential changes and improvements to the rules of the DIFC Courts RDC. It comprises a wide range of legal practitioners who engage with the DIFC Courts and have a significant practical experience with the (RDC).

DIFC Courts Mark Beer  Registrar
DIFC Courts Natasha Bakirci Assistant Registrar
Al Tamimi & Co Rita Jaballah Partner
Baker Botts Phillip Punwar Partner
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons LLC Ghada Audi Head of Legal department
Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy Alessandro Tricoli Partner
Hadef & Partners Adrian Chadwick Partner
Jones Day Sheila Shadmand Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP Patrick Bourke Partner
 Gibson Dunn  Graham Lovett  Partner

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
 2 October 2017
 6 June 2017  6 June 2017
 15 December 2016  15 December 2016
 14 March 2016  14 March 2016
 23 November 2015  23 November 2015
 19 May 2015  19 May 2015