​His Excellency Dr. Lowai Mohamed Belhoul, the Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, received Chief Justice Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and His Excellency Michael Hwang, Chairman of the DIFC Courts, and senior officials from the United States Embassy and the DIFC Courts.

The Director General provided Chief Justice Preska with an explanation of the functions and responsibilities of the Legal Affairs Department.  The parties exchanged overviews of their respective legal systems and discussed in detail the benefits of Dubai’s dispute resolution centres as an efficient and expeditious way of resolving particular types of disputes.