DIFC Courts, Microsoft to form commercial court of the future

Agreement between DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority and Microsoft sets foundations for the commercial courts of the future

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DIFC Courts, Microsoft to form commercial court of the future  Mark Beer, Registrar General, DIFC Courts, and Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft, sign the MOU in the presence of H.E. Justice Mohammed Al Suboosi, Chief Justice of Commercial Court of Dubai and H.E. Justice Ali Shamis Al Madhani of DIFC Courts and other representatives from the Dispute Resolution Authority and Microsoft.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 20, 2017

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Microsoft have united to drive the digital transformation of the commercial courts systems in the region.

The DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft during the International Association of Court Administrators (IACA) in Washington, DC

The agreement aims to enhance connectivity and virtual solutions to advance traditional court practices, such as registrations, filings, case management and trials.

The DRA and Microsoft will combine their skillsets of court management, judicial excellence and digital transformation to create new standards of digital excellence - in line with achieving DIFC Courts' 2021 vision of establishing and maintaining a courts system that is reliable, accessible, efficient and fair.

Mark Beer, OBE, Registrar-General of DIFC Courts, CEO of DRA and president-elect of the International Association of Court Administrators (IACA), said: "As technology becomes universal, entrepreneurs and investors should be able to rely on courts to provide certainty, even as old models are disrupted.

"By bringing together two pioneers in their respective fields, the DIFC Courts and Microsoft believe we can help to secure businesses in the future by ensuring commercial dispute resolution keeps pace with the new digitised, connected, virtual world."

Sayed Hashish, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf, added: "Our partnership with DRA's DIFC Courts is a prime example of how digital transformation can open up new avenues of operational excellence.

"By focusing on the pillars of engaging customers, empowering employees, enhancing operations and transforming services, organisations like DIFC Courts can deliver tangible change that sets them apart from peers."


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