Dispute Resolution: The English Bar - United Arab Emirates
What the team is known for
Serle Court stands out as a leading London set for DIFC litigation. It offers one of the largest and most recognised teams dedicated to this field, with members regularly instructed on high-stakes commercial and financial services disputes involving novel points of law. Its senior barristers also possess considerable experience obtaining freezing orders in the DIFC Courts. In addition to litigation, members are often engaged to assist with arbitrations.
London-based barrister Rupert Reed KC acts on a variety of commercial disputes in the DIFC Courts and remains very active as arbitrator in various arbitration centres. His varied client base includes major energy companies, hospitality brands and well-known financial institutions. "Rupert was impressive, had great attention to detail, and a great knowledge of case law."
Zoe O'Sullivan KC is an experienced advocate with a strong DIFC practice. Based in London, she is regularly instructed on shareholder disputes and cases in the oil and gas and financial services sectors. "Zoe was highly responsive and a pleasure to work with." "She is a highly able and hard-working silk."
Gregor Hogan is fast developing a strong reputation for commercial litigation in the DIFC. He is also frequently instructed on arbitrations involving questions of jurisdiction. He is based in London. "Gregor knows the tribunal, the system and the law, which makes him an effective advocate and team player."