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Waterfalls in the Gulf: Pre-conditions to arbitration and enforcement in the UAE

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Arbitration agreements frequently impose preconditions to arbitration, requiring parties to engage in a combination of mediation, conciliation, good faith negotiations and/or other mechanisms first.

24 May 2017

Consideration of the evolution of the UAE enforcement regime, focusing in particular on enforcing international arbitral awards in the region.

15 September 2016

The ability to enforce an arbitration award is key - we explore your options and key pitfalls.

15 September 2016

An up to date guide to the anti-bribery and corruption policy in United Arab Emirates.

01 August 2016

With international arbitration expanding in the Middle East this article explores the establishment of a new common-law jurisdiction in Abu Dhabi which aims to tap into this growing market.

13 May 2016

Parnika Chaturvedi provides an update on India’s recently-ratified model bilateral investment treaty and assesses its strengths and weaknesses.

13 May 2016

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KWM was awarded the honour at the Mergermarket Middle East Awards 2017. The awards recognise excellence in M&A advisory in the region.

11 May 2017

King & Wood Mallesons confirmed today that Sue Kench has been appointed as Global Managing Partner, effective 1 June 2017. Sue has held the role of Chief Executive Partner Australia since 2013...

10 May 2017

King & Wood Mallesons secured a major victory for a high profile Kuwaiti developer, owned by Kuwaiti Royals, in a USD 100 million construction arbitration case seated in Doha, Qatar.

07 March 2017

KWM represented the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to successfully overturn the US$16.5 million UNCITRAL award

28 February 2017

KWM scores a major victory for Ukraine in a US $270 million investment arbitration case relating to oil and gas taxation.

13 February 2017

KWM is pleased to confirm that it has established a new business to maintain a strategic presence in the UK, Europe & the Middle East.

18 January 2017

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We explore the impact of China's Belt and Road initiative on international arbitration.

22 May 2017

The sixth edition of Crossing Borders, our review of developments in international arbitration, focuses on the enforcement of arbitration awards.

07 October 2016

King & Wood Mallesons, together with ASIFMA and J.P. Morgan, has jointly prepared a report on “Access Programmes and Reforms in the Cross-Border RMB Market”.

27 April 2016

In this unique report, KWM addresses some of the most complex issues facing foreign investors in China.

14 December 2015

This publication explores the key developments and trends currently playing out in the Middle East and how successful dealmakers are responding.

30 September 2015

The internationalisation of China’s currency and its path to full convertibility are having a profound impact on the world’s financial markets.

12 June 2015