ZOUHDI YAKAN, A SPEAKER AT THE SEOUL ADR FESTIVAL (SAF) 2023 IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Zouhdi Yakan, our partner and experienced ADR professional, was delighted to speak at the Seoul ADR Festival (SAF) 2023 in the Republic of Korea, particularly during the Yoon & Yang Seminar on “Emerging Technology and Market in International ADR”.
His topic “Recent Developments of ADR in the UAE” focused on the latest developments in ADR related legislations, regulations and arbitral institutions in the UAE, including the latest trends in the use of technology in arbitral proceedings.
Zouhdi provided a brief insight into the UAE Federal Arbitration Law of 2018, its latest amendments of 2023, the ADGM Arbitration Regulations 2015 as amended in 2020, and the DIFC Arbitration Law 2008 as amended in 2013. He conducted a targeted comparison with the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, highlighting where the aforementioned laws align with and differ from the Model Law.
He has also shed light on the latest Arbitration Rules of 2022 of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and the DIAC Mediation Rules of 2023 by comparing certain provisions with those of other regional and international arbitral institutions.
Additionally, Zouhdi addressed the UAE Mediation Law of 2021, along with the roles of the Mediation and Conciliation Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Center for Amicable Settlement of Disputes in the Emirate of Dubai.
Law House extends a warm thanks to Yoon & Yang LLC and their team members for inviting Zouhdi to participate and share his insights alongside other international experts in the field of ADR.