I, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai and President of the Dubai International Financial Centre,

After having reviewed;

Dubai Law No. 9 of 2004 in respect of the establishment of the DIFC;
Dubai Law No.12 of 2004 in respect of the Judicial Authority at the DIFC;
DIFC Law No. 10 of 2004 in respect of the DIFC Court Law;
DIFC Order No.1 of 2007 in respect of the Rules of the DIFC Court; and

upon the recommendation of the Chief Justice,

Hereby enact as follows:

1. This Order shall be cited as ‘Order in Respect of Parts 43 and 53 of the Rules of DIFC Court’.

 

2. In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires:

a. “Law” means the DIFC Court Law No.10 of 2004;
b. “Chief Justice” means the Chief Justice of the DIFC Court; and
c. “Commencement Date” means the date on which this Order is signed.

 

3. This Order shall be interpreted in accordance with the interpretative provisions set out at paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Schedule to the Law and all defined terms, unless otherwise indicated, shall bear the same meanings as set out under paragraph 3 of the Schedule to the Law.

 

The Rules of the DIFC Court

4. Upon the recommendation of the Chief Justice pursuant to Article 31 of the Law, the following new Parts of the Rules of the DIFC Court shall be enacted to supplement those issued pursuant to DIFC Order No.1 of 2007:

a. Part 43 – the appended rules for Arbitration Claims; and
b. Part 53 – the appended rules of the Small Claims Tribunal.

 

Application of the New Parts of the Rules of the DIFC Court

5. From the Commencement Date all proceedings before the DIFC Court must be commenced in accordance with the Rules of the DIFC Court, which shall incorporate the appended Part 43 and Part 53.

 

6. This Order shall come into force on the Commencement Date.

 

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
President of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Issued at 31/05/2009 Dubai
Corresponding to: 1430 Hijri