Brian Boahene

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Practice Areas

Insurance, Commodities & Trade


Brian is a dispute resolution specialist advising domestic and international clients in the insurance, trade and transport sectors. He has wide ranging experience of commercial litigation both in the English High Court and the local courts in the Middle East and regularly advises on international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation.

Brian has experience advising on insurance disputes relating to marine, property, liability, energy, trade credit & political risks and financial lines insurances. He advises on claims arising under direct insurance and facultative and treaty reinsurance policies. He has acted in several local and international insurance arbitrations in coverage claims, defence work and in pursuing/defending subrogation claims.

Brian advises on shipping disputes arising under charterparties, bills of lading and other contracts of carriage. His work includes both front-end advice on contract wordings and contentious matters including ship arrest, collisions and groundings. He also advises aviation and shipping clients on insurance issues and has been seconded to two Middle Eastern aviation companies.

His expertise extends to matters of regulatory compliance in the area of international sanctions and compliance regimes and also advises on GDPR, cyber security, incident response and statutory reporting issues.

Professional Memberships

- DIFC Insurance Association