Tribunal Order No. 1 of 2018 

Referral of Cases to the Small Claims Panel

In respect of

The Special Tribunal Related to Dubai World Tribunal Small Claims Panel

I, Sir Anthony Evans, Chairman of the Special Tribunal Related to Dubai World and its subsidiaries (the ‘Tribunal’),

Having reviewed-

Decree No. 57 of 2009 concerning the Establishment of the Special Tribunal, as amended by Decree No. 11 of 2010; Tribunal Practice Direction No. 2 of 2010 establishing the Small Claims Panel; and Part 44 of the Rules of the Dubai World Tribunal 2011.

AND WHEREAS

  1. The Claimant has issued these proceedings before the Dubai World Tribunal (Part 7 Claim Form DWT 0003-2017 issued on 16/11/17 including Particulars of Claim refers);
  2. The claim is for US$36,566 (including Legal Costs and Court Fee, US$ 39,894.30) (in excess of AED 100,000 but not in excess of AED 500,000);
  3. The Rules of the DWT (“RDWT”) provide by Part 44.2 that the Chairman may transfer claims to the Small Claims Panel (“SC Panel”) when the claim is within the jurisdiction of the DWT and when any one of three conditions is satisfied;
  4. One such condition is that the claim pertains to the employment or former employment of a party by another and all parties to the claim elect in writing that it shall be heard by the SC Panel (Part 44.2(3)(b));
  5. Another such condition is that the amount of the claim does not exceed AED 500,000 and all parties to the claim elect in writing that it shall be heard by the SC Panel (Part 44.2(3)(c));
  6. The present claim pertains to the employment or former employment of the Claimant by the Defendants and is within the jurisdiction of the DWT and/or is for a sum in excess of AED 100,000 but less than AED 500,000;
  7. Both parties have agreed and elected in writing that the claim shall be transferred to the SC Panel; and
  8. I am satisfied that the claim shall be transferred to the SC Panel accordingly;

I HEREBY DIRECT AND ORDER pursuant to RDWT 44.2:

  1. That condition (b) in RDWT 44.2(3) is satisfied;
  2. That condition (c) in RDWT 44.2(3) is satisfied; and
  3. That the claim shall be transferred to the SC Panel accordingly.

 

Chairman of the Dubai World Tribunal

Date of Issue: 5 March 2018