How To Turn To Arbitration
I signed a contract with one company and we agreed that in case of any dispute between us we will turn to arbitration. I was surprised that the company filed a case before Dubai courts. Does arbitration bind them or not? What are my rights?
UAE law provides full protection to the agreements signed between parties as long as there is no conflict between them and the law.
Concerning the arbitration clause in commercial cases, it binds the two parties. If one party files a case before the court ignoring the arbitration clause, the other party shall insist on the arbitration and take positive action at the first session by submitting an objection against filing a case before the court by the first party. Therefore, the court shall not accept the case due to the arbitration clause after ensuring the existence of the arbitration clause.
The opponent shall resort to arbitration complying with the contract conditions if he/she wants to continue in the dispute.