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Mahmood Ahmad

  • Role Title: PhD student
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: tbc
  • Email: UP790938@myport.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Law
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Nationality:    UAE                         Director of studies: Professor (Munir) AFM Maniruzzaman

Mahmood is the Founding Partner at Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy and has over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors. In his role as the litigator at Dubai Courts, Mahmood has achieved many favorable judgments in several high profile cases. He has further been accredited as International Arbitrator at DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Centre) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center. Mahmood has participated in the development of various DIFC legislations including the DIFC Company Law, DIFC Employment Law, DIFC Court Law and the development of the company registrar function.

In 2007, Mahmood was appointed by a Ministerial Decree as a member of the Special Committee responsible for the Rehabilitation and Compensation of former Camel Jockeys. Mahmood was also a representative of the Special Committee in a Judicial Tribunal established by the government of UAE and the government of Pakistan to compensate former camel jockeys. He is currently appointed as a Board Member into the Board of Directors of CBC TV Station, Egypt and a member of the Remuneration and Compensation Committee of the aforesaid Board. He is also the Head of the task force responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for corporate governance in the Company on behalf of the Board.

Thesis Summary

Resolving trade disputes via national courts has proven to be expensive, inefficient, and lengthy. Furthermore, an arbitral award is likely to be enforceable in a far greater number of countries than would be a court. Consequently, it may be beneficial for disputing parties to settle their disputes before an international arbitral panel rather than by resorting to national courts. Thus, making it pertinent for UAE to adopt the international standards of enforcing foreign Arbitral awards in its domestic courts.

The aim of the paper is to discuss the ground of public policy as provided for in article 235(e) of the UAE Code of Civil Procedures (CCP) Federal Law No. (10) of 1992, which is to  be considered as a source of hindrance against the recognition of an award whenever it is relied upon by the party resisting such recognition.