Fintech, Crypto and Blockchain

We are a pioneering legal firm at the Intersection of Fintech, Crypto and Blockchain.

At KBH, we are not simply legal experts; we are trailblazers in the ever-evolving world of Fintech and cryptocurrencies. Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), our firm stands proudly as the frontrunner, having secured a ground breaking victory in the first cryptocurrency case in the DIFC: Gate Mena DMCC (2) Huobi Mena FZE v Tabarak Investment Capital Limited (2) Christian Thurner [2020] DIFC TCD 001 (26 October 2022). This milestone sets us apart and positions us as the premier choice for legal counsel in the Middle East region.

Following our success in the Tabarak case, KBH has positioned itself at the forefront of the legal landscape. We possess a deep understanding of the complex legal and regulatory issues associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, fintech, and other digital assets. Our expertise extends beyond local boundaries, allowing us to assist clients both domestically and internationally.

Our team of accomplished lawyers is passionate about merging law and technology, enabling us to provide unparalleled guidance to our clients. We recognise the significant challenge posed by the disparity between the rapid advancement of technology and the lagging pace of global regulation. To overcome this, we dedicate ourselves to closely monitoring industry developments. As recognised thought leaders, we are regularly invited to speak at webinars and conferences, ensuring that we stay at the vanguard of these dynamic and fast-moving topics.

Whether you are a start-up seeking to launch a blockchain-based platform, an established company looking to integrate cryptocurrencies into your business operations, or an investor navigating the intricate web of regulations, KBH is your trusted partner in the Middle East. We possess the acumen and experience to guide you through the legal intricacies of this emerging field, safeguarding your interests and maximizing your opportunities.

Choose KBH to navigate the uncharted territories of fintech, crypto, and blockchain. Our expertise, combined with our unwavering commitment to innovation, ensures that our clients remain ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving landscape. Let us be the catalyst for your success in the digital era.

Notable Representations
  • We were victorious in the first cryptocurrency case in the DIFC Courts successfully defending an asset management company
  • Advising a digital asset platform in relation to their regulatory obligations and compliance with UAE laws
  • Advising a blockchain company in assessing and mitigating regulatory risks in its business

Acting for the First Defendant, an investment management firm, in a claim relating to the transfer and storage of bitcoins. This is 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 and KBH was victorious.