The amendment to Article 257 of Federal Law No. 3 of 1987 (as amended) (UAE Penal Code) which came into effect on 29 October 2016 is proving to be a topic of particular interest and discussion in the UAE.

Authors: Alison Eslick

Gavel and books

The amendment permits the possibility of criminal proceedings against arbitrators and experts appointed in arbitration proceedings for failing to act impartially. This briefing paper captures some of the key discussion points.

In this podcast, Alison Eslick of Reed Smith's Dubai office provides a comprehensive overview of the Article 257 in Q&A format.