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Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts appoints four senior judges

November 2015

November 09, 2015 | 15:20 |  Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, has announced the appointment of four judges to the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts; Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate PC, The Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC, Sir Peter Blanchard KNZM and William Stone SBS QC.

All four judges will be responsible for presiding over ADGM’s legal framework through ADGM Courts of the First Instance and of Appeal. ADGM Courts is one of the three independent authorities within ADGM and will have jurisdiction over all civil and commercial disputes on Al Maryah Island.

ADGM Courts is headed by Chief Justice The Right Honourable Lord David Hope. Earlier this month, ADGM Courts announced the appointment of Linda Fitz-Alan as its Registrar and Chief Executive. ADGM Courts regulations and rules are currently undergoing open market consultation and are scheduled to be enacted before the end of the year.

Commenting on the appointments, His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman of ADGM, said: “The appointment of four highly respected and qualified judges to ADGM Courts has further strengthened ADGM’s judicial capacity. The appointees bring vast experience and reaffirm ADGM’s commitment to instituting a world class and robust legal framework for local, regional and global organisations as they establish a business presence in our financial centre.”

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