Dubai reveals plan for special court for digital economy cases
Deputy Ruler of Dubai says new court will help the emirate keep pace with future economic aspirations.
The Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts) on Tuesday announced the launch of a specialised court for the digital economy.
It aims to simplify the settlement process of complex civil and commercial disputes related to the digital economy, a statement said.
It will cover a wide variety of fields including big data, blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, cloud services, unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D printing technologies, and robotics.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and president of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), said the launch represents a “groundbreaking move to stay abreast of the ever-evolving and thriving global digital economy”.
He added: “The infrastructure of our courts in Dubai will keep pace with our future economic aspirations
Sheikh Maktoum said the new court gives an impetus to efforts to develop a new judicial support system capable of meeting the requirements of the digital transformation process and adoption of up-to-date technologies.
“The goal of the judicial system and courts in Dubai is to deliver prompt justice in a country where the law prevails.”
DIFC Courts is in the process of appointing eminent judicial experts to operate and supervise the digital infrastructure and advanced service capabilities of the specialised court which will start operating in the first quarter of 2022.