Independent Court and Arbitration Centre

The judicial system of the AIFC Court is based on the principles of English Common Law and the international standards of commercial courts in other financial centres.

AIFC Court is the independent part of the AIFC eco-system, that operates in accordance with the best world practices for resolving civil and commercial disputes within the jurisdiction. It consists of a Court of First Instance (with a special accelerated procedure for considering claims for up to 150 thousand US dollars) and an Appeals Court.

The AIFC Court seeks to establish and develop a fully independent common law judicial system for the expeditious resolution of civil and commercial disputes characterised by reliability, fairness and accessibility, unconditional application of the rule of law, and flexibility that is responsive to the needs of global business markets.