Avoiding and Preparing Disputes in the UAE

  • 09 August 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Zoom


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The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Dr. Constantin Frank-Fahle is organizing an informative webinar on Avoiding and Preparing Disputes in the UAE.

Commercial disputes can profoundly impact businesses relationships. Everchanging political and economic circumstances can have a critical impact on domestic and international trade, capital flows, and the contractual relationship between the parties. There are several ways and methods to deal with disputes. On often overlooked tool is the art to avoid disputes by properly preparing for them.

Dr. Constantin Frank-Fahle, LL.M., Founding Partner, emltc Ltd. will discuss the following aspects:

1. Disputes

  • Background
  • Types of Disputes
  • Impact on Workforce and Supply Chain

2. Avoiding Disputes

  • Understanding your Contract
  • Notification Clauses
  • Avoiding Disputes is Preparing for Disputes
  • Documentation is Key
  • Use the Adequate Communication Channels

3. Preparing for Disputes

  • Material Law Clause
  • Dispute Resolution Clause
  • Force Majeure Clauses
  • Force Majeure under UAE Law
  • Hardship Clauses
  • Hardship under UAE Law
  • Procedural Considerations (UAE Civil Procedural Law)

4. Outlook

5. Conclusion

This webinar is participated by the following business councils:

    • AmCham Abu Dhabi
    • Australian Business Group
    • British Business Group Abu Dhabi
    • Canadian Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates
    • Pakistan Business Professional Council 


    Dr. Constantin Frank-Fahle, LL.M., Attorney-At-Law (Germany), is a Founding Partner of emltc Ltd. (Abu Dhabi). He practised law in Jakarta (Indonesia), Berlin and Munich (Germany), Bangkok (Thailand), and Dubai. Among other activities, he advises companies on their legal and tax-related strategies concerning investing in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia and complying with local content policies (ICV, IKTVA, etc.). He is a frequent conference speaker and author on topics such as local content policies, multi-jurisdictional disputes, and strategic negotiations (shareholder and commercial agency disputes). He also is a lecturer in international business law at the International School of Management (ISM, Cologne, Germany).


    Awais Chughtai, Relationship and Sales Manager of Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi. He provides valuable support to corporate and individual members of CBC to expand their professional network of contacts and enhance their presence in the business community. He is also actively involved in organising social events to bring Canadians and friends of Canada together. Awais holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. He has worked internationally, including in the UK, Pakistan and the Middle East.


    Complimentary for CBC members and non-CBC members