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Banking and Finance

KBH has been present in the DIFC since 2006. It has been involved in the growth of the DIFC as a financial services hub both commercially and as a jurisdiction for dispute resolution, for the GCC and also for global financial institutions.

The firm regularly advises its clients on:

  • Bilateral and syndicated lending transactions
  • Security documentation
  • Property and asset/mortgage finance
  • Trade finance 

In addition to services provided by its corporate and commercial team, KBH’s litigation group advises clients on:

  • Services and products originating from or sold through entities located in DIFC
  • Claims in relation to enforcement of lending agreements against defaulting borrowers
  • Claims arising out of activities of banks and their employees including white-collar crimes and breaches of anti money laundering regulations

KBH was at the heart of defining the DIFC jurisdiction in the Rafed Abdul Mohsen Bader Al Khorafi & 2 Others v Bank Sarasin–Alpen (ME) Limited & 1 Other DIFC Court Proceedings No CFI 026/2009 case. KBH is also involved in high-profile matters which are due to influence and create further changes in the law in relation to the scope of DFSA and COB rules which regulate the activities of the banks and financial institutions in the DIFC.