By Daniel Shane
Judge Sir John Chadwick set to replace outgoing Justice Sir Anthony Colman
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts has promoted Judge Sir John Chadwick to its deputy chief justice.
Sir John, whose appointment was formally approved by the emirate’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will replace Justice Sir Anthony Colman.
DIFC Courts uses an English language, commercial common law system and is often favoured in large scale dispute resolution proceedings between corporate entities.
"The work of such reputable and experienced judges supports Dubai's strategy in adopting an effective judicial and legal framework, underpinned by a strong administrative team," commented Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and president of DIFC.
"The Federal Government's 'UAE Vision 2021' document calls for enhancement of the nation's pivotal role as a regional business hub and for a strong and effective UAE justice system. This in turn consolidates the confidence of the global business community in the UAE as an ideal location for investment and commerce,” he added.
Sir John was initially appointed as a judge at DIFC Courts in 2008, having previously served for ten years as a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. He has also held senior judicial roles including a judge of the High Court of England and Wales (Chancery Division) and a judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Isles.