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Legal Consultant Courses

  • ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration***

    The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia.

     

    Target Audience:
    Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers and judges.

    Course Description:
    This course will outline the role the NYC 1958 plays in giving effect to the arbitration agreement, control of parallel proceedings, enforcement of arbitral awards, and the grounds, which can be used in order to challenge recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award.

    Course learning outcomes:

    • Understanding the provisions determining the scope of the New York Convention.
    • Considering the provisions dealing with the validity of the arbitration agreement, and control of parallel proceedings concerning identical or similar matters between a court and an arbitral tribunal.
    • Understanding the procedural and substantive grounds upon which the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award can be challenged under Article V of the New York Convention 1958.
    • Brief assessment of the new UAE Federal Law No.6 on Arbitration 2018 (Arbitration Law) and UAE court jurisprudence in relation to recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award.

    The courses are delivered either by Dr Youseph Farah or Dr Hakeem Seriki.

     

  • ***Counts towards the certificate in International Commercial Arbitration***

    The course will be delivered by experienced senior lecturers from the University of East Anglia.

     

    Target Audience:
    Lawyers, in house lawyers, policy makers and judges.

    Course Description:
    This Course describes the foundational principles determining whether a breach of contract occurs, the right to terminate a contract, and how to measure damages for breach of contract under English Contract law, and the limitations on the award of damages.

    Course Aims and Objectives:
    • Understanding when a breach of contract occurs under English contract law.
    • Understanding which breaches will allow the innocent party to terminate the contract.
    • Understanding the performance interest protected under English law by being able to distinguish between expectation, reliance, and restitution interests.
    • Recognising that the award of damages can be limited under the doctrines of mitigation, and Remoteness.
    • Update on recent English case law and current debate on the assessment of damages for breach of contract.

    The courses are delivered either by Dr Youseph Farah or Dr Hakeem Seriki

  • Target Audience:
    All practitioners up to partner level. It would not benefit corporate lawyers with over 5 years’ experience.

    Course Description:
    The course is two part:
    1. a review of the reasons why companies in the UAE engage in merger and acquisition activity; and
    2. the general process by which acquisitions are undertaken.

    Areas Covered:
    1. Reasons for and against M&A activity;
    2. Identifying a target and/or preparation for sale;
    3. Non-binding offer;
    4. Due diligence; and
    5. Negotiation and draft of sale and purchase documentation.

  • A detailed overview of the UAE’s Civil Procedure Code, from filing a claim to enforcing a judgment, taking into account the recent and significant amendments which have been made to the Civil Procedure Code.