Establishment of a court for the digital economy and specialized departments for intellectual property

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai International Financial Center, has approved the new DIFC Courts Strategy for the years 2022-2024, which aims to develop a legal support system and achieve more global justice According to a developed work system that uses the latest modern technologies in procedures and transactions.

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed stressed that “the courts of the Dubai International Financial Center anticipate challenges in the legal field with a sophisticated, smart and flexible legal aid system that keeps pace with the proactive approach of the Emirate of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. , and through the new strategy, it enhances its ability, capabilities and tools to deliver the effective justice required by the global financial, commercial and economic sector, including the disputes arising from digital and technical transactions that are more modern and complex. His Highness said yesterday: “Today we approved the Dubai International Financial Center Court’s strategy for the next three years … a new and integrated system that uses modern capabilities and technologies to support the judiciary and resolve disputes on a way that supports the strengthening of Dubai’s leadership and position as a global destination for financial and business activities. “

projects and initiatives

His Highness added: “The DIFC courts will focus on the implementation of projects and initiatives based on digital transformation, the application of artificial intelligence in their transactions and procedures, the establishment of a judicial network and an international court for the digital economy, specialized departments for intellectual property. , virtual courts and other (blockchain) technologies, with the aim of consolidating Successful international justice and keeping pace with developments.

His Highness said in a tweet on Twitter yesterday: “Thank God we have approved the new plan for the courts in the Dubai Financial Center, which includes the creation of a court for the digital economy, specialized departments for intellectual property, a new system for remote registration of wills, a new center for the deposit of wills in the state and the launch of comprehensive virtual courts and new systems for advice, certification and documentation.

His Highness added: “In the eight principles of Dubai, laid down by Mohammed bin Rashid, he says: (Justice is a state, strength and pride and ensuring stability and prosperity. No one is above the law of Dubai). This is our approach in all our courts in Dubai .. We are constantly renewing our plans to achieve quick justice..and complete..and complete..for all, if God wills..and God bless.

4 main pillars

The strategic plan of the Dubai International Center Courts focuses on following the highest quality standards in conducting business through four main pillars: legal expertise, expertise in the provision of various services, dependence on an infrastructure that provides the latest technical means of communication, in addition to formulating and implement innovative solutions. . The Strategic Action Plan seeks to ensure continuous work towards integrating the highest international standards of legal proceedings and easy and rapid access to justice in the light of a highly interconnected intelligent judicial system capable of keeping pace with the changes and requirements of global trade. , improving the efficiency of dispute resolution and access to more judicial services.

The new plan includes a package of projects and initiatives on approximately 28 projects that support Dubai’s leadership and position as a global business center, and is specifically designed to raise the level of legal expertise, service expertise, communication and innovation, including the launch of a new international court for the digital economy, which is to take the lead in resolving disputes related to new technologies. And the establishment of specialized departments in intellectual property and virtual courts with comprehensive and integrated electronic capabilities, the establishment of courts for “blockchain” technologies and a new system for handling claims and customer relations, developing a portfolio of digital assets and new mechanisms for certification and authentication services and work to expand cooperation with national, regional and international bodies and institutions. A new center for the deposit of wills in the United Arab Emirates and a system for remote registration of wills. In addition to providing consulting and digital services in multiple languages.

digital system

The strategic plan is based on a comprehensive digital system that ensures the delivery of smart and user-friendly legal systems that are able to keep up with and meet the expected needs of litigation in global trade.

The innovative applications of these technologies will support the ability of DIFC courts’ tools to overcome language barriers, boundaries, currencies and more, as reliance on artificial intelligence will simplify the methodology of reviewing cases, providing a realistic virtual presence, lacking copies of documents, and providing time to perform more important and complex tasks and other procedures that will be developed based on the use of modern technology and artificial intelligence systems. Future research, to be provided by the Dubai International Financial Center Courts, will also combine expertise and resources to study ways of resolving disputes arising from private and public “blockchain” transactions, by including regulatory and contractual clauses in the smart contract, while the implications of this for the flows of this are currently being explored. Cross-border data, digital governance and data management, and ensuring information protection and security in business relationships, help propel the digital economy forward.

international reference standards

Director of the DIFC Courts, Judge Omar Al Muhairi, said: “The growing use of digital platforms, paperless processes and virtual hearings has prompted the formulation of a new reality that invests in and enhances the ability to provide quality services to In this context, the DIFC courts will continue to Global, combining a modern and flexible digital infrastructure with legal and service excellence that sets benchmarks for international commercial courts. circuit in their courts, the International Digital Economy Court, which aims to simplify the process of resolving complex civil and commercial disputes related to the digital economy, and to review national and international lawsuits related to current and new technologies, including big data and IT technologies.Blockchain, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence and cloud services nester. In early 2022, the new court commissioned a group of international lawyers and industry experts to draft and adopt new specialized rules for the Digital Economy Court. The DIFC courts increase their operational efficiency, extend the adoption of digital rulings and orders, and conduct more than 95% of court hearings externally. The DIFC courts will also strengthen their position as the first paperless court in the region in 2021, as it performs 100% of its internal operations and direct customer service completely digitally.

Strategic plan for DIFC courts 2022-2024

• Launch of a new international court for the digital economy, which will take the lead in resolving disputes related to new technologies.

• A new center for the deposit of wills in the United Arab Emirates.

• A new system for remote registration of wills.

• A new system for handling claims and a comprehensive system for handling customer relationships.

Specialized departments in the field of intellectual property, virtual courts with comprehensive and integrated electronic capabilities, and courts for “blockchain” technologies.

• A portfolio of digital assets and new mechanisms for authentication and authentication services.

• Provide consulting and digital services in multiple languages.

Special projects

Specific project initiatives, in the framework of the Future Courts initiative, have strengthened the capacity of DIFC courts to implement advanced research and development activities and to improve technical solutions in legal departments, such as initiatives based on “blockchain technology”, programs that support artificial intelligence and computer-based cloud solutions.


Deputy Governor of Dubai:

• “Dubai Financial Center Courts anticipate legal challenges with a sophisticated, intelligent and flexible system”.

• “The new strategy strengthens Dubai’s leadership and position as a global destination for business and financial activities.”


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