Aymen Khoury, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution
I am a senior associate in the dispute resolution team.
I deal with a broad range of High Court, Court of Appeal and Arbitration commercial/corporate cases often with an international dimension. I have extensive experience of contractual disputes, including misrepresentation claims and disputes relating to guarantees and share purchase agreements. I work on a number of large cases that involve complicated substantive and procedural law issues. This has included acting for a company owned by a high net worth individual in China to defend a guarantee claim relating to forward freight agreement trades; acting on behalf of a leading manufacturer in Angola on a misrepresentation/ breach of fiduciary duties claim which involved the Lebanese, BVI, Angolan, Portuguese and Isle of Man jurisdictions; acting for an investment fund in a significant claim for damages against one of the largest banks in the UK in relation to a repurchase facility provided by the bank.
My expertise includes various forms of urgent injunctive relief, mediation and cross-border enforcement. I have particular experience of contractual disputes related to the enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidential information (including injunctions to enforce covenants and restrain breaches of contract).
I am an Arabic speaker who regularly acts for clients from the Middle East and/or work on cases with a connection to the region. I co-founded the Arab Legal Forum of which I am a managing Committee Member. I am also registered to practise in the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre.
I regularly contribute articles to the trade and legal press (including Fraud Intelligence Journal and Company Secretary Review) on various topics. I have authored chapters on litigation risk and reputational risk in Managing Business Risk, a leading textbook on risk management. I also contributed to the second edition of Commercial Enforcement, the leading textbook on methods of enforcement of civil judgments.
Languages spoken: Arabic.
I am a keen sportsman and enjoy the theatre, film, opera and playing percussion in my spare time.