Lord Hope of Craighead has been appointed Chief Justice of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to head up the legal structure at the new financial free zone in the UAE capital. ADGM courts are likely to be ready to start operating in the first quarter of 2016.
Lord Hope commented, “It is a very real personal honour for me to have been appointed to lead the setting up of ADGM courts as their Chief Justice. Our aim is to establish an independent and first-class judicial system, equipped with world-class judges of unrivalled experience and integrity, to serve the needs of ADGM as a business-friendly and well-regulated centre for global commerce.
“We will be working with the legal community and others locally, regionally and internationally to ensure that our courts are as up to date, efficient and accessible as possible. We will be guided at all times by the ADGM’s core values of respect, trust, performance and responsibility.”
“Being a Door Tenant at Brick Court Chambers is invaluable, and projects such as the Abu Dhabi Global Market reflect the very wide global reputation of chambers.”