In front of the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Justice Sir Jeremy Cooke has taken the oath, today, as he will assume the position of judge at the Court of First Instant and Court of Appeal in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of DIFC, were also present at the ceremony that took place at Zabeel Palace.
Among others present were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group; Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation; and Essa Kazim, governor of DIFC.
His Highness, and in his capacity as a ruler of Dubai, issued a decree to appoint Justice Sir Jeremy Cooke, as an international judge at the DIFC Court, which includes 10 international judges, with 3 judges are UAE nationals.
Sheikh Mohammed urged chief justice, who was among the present at the ceremony, and the new judge to handle every case with the utmost transparency and neutrality to protect the interest of investors "as per the law".