KBH Kaanuun

Dispute Resolution Department

United Arab Emirates
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Overview

KBH has experienced and globally ranked lawyers who advise on litigation, arbitration and mediation. KBH has played key role in development of the DIFC as a favourable jurisdiction for dispute resolution, helped to develop the law, set important precedents and provided access to justice.

KBH advises on:

  • Contractual and commercial disputes
  • Economic offences
  • Employment matters
  • Financial services
  • Insolvency
  • Property dispute
  • Reputation management
  • Shareholder disputes

KBH was the first firm to:

  • Fund a case entirely with litigation funding, successfully pursued a financial mis-selling case
  • Bring a claim against a bank outside the jurisdiction and set a precedent widening jurisdiction
  • Obtain a group litigation order
  • Set precedent as to what amounts to “possession and occupation” in real estate industry
  • Conduct proceedings in the UK out of DIFC office
  • Acting for the Liquidator in the first ever claim of Unfair Prejudice by Swiss minority shareholders in the DIFC Courts
  • Disputes involving the rights of audience before the DIFC Court of an individual not registered as a practitioner with the Court, but who holds a Power of Attorney to represent the Claimants
  • Acting for the Claimant Investors in the first proceedings of 2011 brought in the DIFC Court against a prominent Dubai property developer. The case has a novel jurisdictional aspect in that the property is located within the geographic boundaries of the DIFC but the Agreement refers to the jurisdiction of the “Courts of Dubai” (not DIFC)

Members

Singh, DK (Head of Department)

Ahmed, Bushra

Dillon-Malone, Patrick

Kilgallen, Karen

Pollemans, Natasja

Industries

Financial Institutions, Banking, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Private and Public Companies