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Dec 17 2015 onwards

3. Defined Terms


In these Regulations, unless the context indicates otherwise, the defined terms listed below shall have the corresponding meanings:

"Abu Dhabi Global Market" has the meaning given in section 1 of the Interpretation Regulations 2015;

"Board" has the meaning given in section 1 of the Interpretation Regulations 2015;

"Confidential Information" means any information relating to:

(a) the arbitral proceedings under the arbitration agreement; or
(b) an award made in those arbitral proceedings;

"Court" means the Court of First Instance;

"court" shall mean any competent court of any State or jurisdiction, including the Court, where applicable;

"Court of First Instance" has the meaning given in section 229(1) of the Court Regulations;

"Court Regulations" means the ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations 2015;

"dispute" includes any difference;

"legal proceedings" means civil proceedings in the ADGM Courts;

"legislation" includes regulations or rules made under legislation;

"New York Convention" means the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards adopted by the United Nations Conference on International Commercial Arbitration on 10 June 1958;

"New York Convention Award" means an award made, in pursuance of an arbitration agreement, in the territory of a state which is a signatory to the New York Convention (other than the UAE). An award shall be treated as made at the seat of the arbitration, regardless of where it was signed, despatched or delivered to any of the parties;

"seat" means the juridical seat of the arbitration designated (a) by the parties to the arbitration agreement, or (b) by any arbitral or other institution or person vested by the parties with powers in that regard, or (c) by the arbitral tribunal;

"these Regulations" means the Arbitration Regulations 2015 issued by the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Global Market;

"Ruler" means the ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; and

"UAE" means the United Arab Emirates.