February 26, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Come hear Professor Jayanth Krishnan, the Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the director of the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, discuss his new book, The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective. Lunch with be served.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Program in Islamic Law
About the book:
Can Western-based, English-speaking, common law commercial courts operate successfully in an environment that are not their own—such as in the Middle East? This question is not a simple thought experiment but rather the reality that has occurred since the mid-2000s in the Emirate of Dubai. This monograph recounts the history of how the ‘Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’ emerged. Drawing on extensive interviews with key stakeholders involved in the process, along with rich original documents as well as all of the Courts’ judgments, this narrative offers important lessons for those seeking to understand more fully the complex interplay of how law, legal institutions and legal and political actors operate in today’s globalised world.