UAE. The jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts was recently extended to allow parties having no specific connection with the Dubai International Financial Centre to choose to have their commercial disputes resolved by the DIFC Courts.
INTERNATIONAL. Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
INTERNATIONAL. A catastrophic disaster can - and will - happen again if the lessons of Macondo and other similar incidents are not learned and shared routinely; Change required to prevent future disasters, industry warned.