RPP 5-14 RPP 5-14 Intervention Power
Article 95 empowers the
DFSAto intervene as a party in any proceeding in the Courtwhere it considers such intervention appropriate to meet the objectives of the DFSA. Where the DFSAintervenes, it shall be subject to any other law, and have all the rights, duties and liabilities of such a party.
This provision does not affect the ability of the
DFSAto seek leave to appear in proceedings as amicus curiae (i.e. someone not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it), to make submissions on an issue of significance to the DIFC, or to place material before the Courtthat may otherwise not be available.
DFSAwill generally only exercise this right of intervention where it forms the view that it will not be able to meet its objectives by simply appearing as amicus curiae and that, to serve the interests of the DIFCfully, it is necessary to join the proceeding as a party and stay involved in the matter throughout.