Founded in 2006, by Kaashif Basit, a superstar lawyer in the region, KBH is an elite specialist law firm with a proven track record of securing positive awards and settlements, including many precedent-setting awards from the inception of the DIFC Courts. We have acted on some of the largest and most significant disputes in recent years, making us the go-to firm for the resolution of complex and groundbreaking disputes.
Our team of expert Arab and UK qualified lawyers, led by senior litigators with judicial, commercial and diplomatic backgrounds, is dedicated to providing practical and effective solutions to disputes.
With offices in Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait, we are registered DIFC ADGM practitioners, making us well-versed in the rules and regulations of the DIFC courts. We offer specialized legal services and advice of the highest quality to the banking and financial industry, especially in Kuwait where the Managing Partner has deep relationships with the Banks in Kuwait. We also oversee litigation in all Bahraini courts, handling a range of disputes, including trademark infringement actions, copyright protection, securitisation of loans, construction and any disputes arising under Bahraini law.
As a top-ranked law firm in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, our “one firm, one team” approach ensures that our clients receive a seamless service with dedicated lawyers at every level on every mandate. Our lean teams, closely managed by experienced senior lawyers, yield the best possible outcome while preventing inefficiencies in work product and costs. Plus, we conduct our own advocacy and do not typically engage barristers for hearings.
- Acted for the General Partner of a Cayman Islands Limited Partnership in respect of a multi-million dollar dispute following the collapse of the Abraaj Group.
Acting for the Defendant, the subject matter of an injunction and freezing order arising out of a judgment from the High Court in London.
Acting for the First Defendant, an investment management firm, in a claim relating to the transfer and storage of bitcoins. This was the first cryptocurrency case in the Technology and Construction Division of the DIFC Courts and was heard in December 2021 before the former Court of Appeal Judge Justice Sir Richard Field.
Acting for the Claimants in the largest financial mis-selling case in the GCC region, before the former Deputy Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts, Sir John Chadwick, formerly the Lord Justice of Appeal in England & Wales.
Acting on behalf of a liquidator of various DIFC and US companies in successfully resisting a jurisdiction challenge brought by a Swiss bank in resisting claims by the liquidators to have certain pledges made by fraudulent directors declared invalid as well as subsequent enforcement proceedings against the Bank in Switzerland.