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Since the UAE Federal Arbitration Law came into force on 15 June 2018, a number of procedural developments have been introduced in relation to both the conduct of arbitration proceedings and the enforcement of arbitration awards before the local UAE courts. The Federal Arbitration Law has repealed the Arbitration Chapter of the UAE Civil Procedures Code and has addressed the common pitfalls that existed under the old arbitration regime.

The recently issued Implementing Regulations of the UAE Civil Procedures Law (Implementing Regulations) have brought a number of amendments intended to facilitate and expedite the process of ratification and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Implementing Regulations were published in the UAE Federal Gazettes on 16 December 2018 and came into force on 17 February 2019.