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I act for clients on commercial matters in English High Court proceedings, international arbitrations and in support of legal proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.

As well as assisting various clients in the UK, my practice has a strong international dimension and includes a focus on the Middle East and acting for corporate and private clients from and/or on cases with a connection to the region.

I have also acted for a number of clients from Russia and the CIS as well as the Far East.
My expertise is in contractual disputes, particularly post M&A/SPA disputes, misrepresentation claims, breach of warranty claims, guarantee claims, banking and financial disputes.
I have litigated a number of high value and/or complex professional negligence claims relating to breaches of duties in tort and/or contract for corporates as well as high net worth individuals.

I have considerable experience of navigating complex issues in fraud claims and have acted on a number of high value cases including: fraudulent misrepresentation claims, dishonest assistance and unlawful means conspiracy claims, Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud claims and high value fraudulent trust claims.  
Where necessary, I have also obtained various forms of injunctive relief for clients, including freezing orders and injunctions restraining unlawful conduct related to confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. I regularly advise businesses and senior executives in relation to unlawful competitive activity through the misuse of confidential information and/or breaches of post-termination covenants.
I am an Arabic speaker and registered to practise in the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre.
My experience includes:

  • Acting for a company in relation to trade financing arrangements where allegations of fraud led to a claim of US$500m by a leading UAE bank.

  • Acting on behalf of a Jersey real estate development company in a professional negligence claim against a major City law firm for c.£50million.

  • Acting on behalf of a Lebanese-owned leading manufacturer in Africa in relation to misrepresentation, misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duties claims which involved the Lebanese, BVI, Angolan, Portuguese and Isle of Man jurisdictions.

  • Acting for a UK investment fund in a claim for damages of over £100 million against one of the largest UK banks in relation to a repurchase facility provided by the bank.

  • Acting for a Chinese company to defend an IFTA arbitration claim in relation to a film distribution agreement.

  • Acting for a Kazakhstani oil production company in an LCIA Arbitration relating to projects across the Middle East.

  • Acting for individuals in the UK to defend a claim of Missing Trader Intra-Community  fraud against HMRC involving c. £10 million.

  • Acting for a leading international company on multi-jurisdictional claims to restrain the misuse of confidential information by a competitor.

  • Acting for a US telecommunications company in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration claim against a UAE entity.

  • Acting for Ukrainian nationals in a fraud claim relating to an alleged Trust created by a deceased member of the family consisting of assets across various jurisdictions estimated to be worth over $200 million.

  • Acting for a group of Chinese metals companies to defend guarantee claims relating to c. $100m of freight agreement trades.

In my personal life, I am a keen sportsman and enjoy the theatre, classical music, film and playing drums in my spare time.

What others say…

Aymen Khoury is a punchy commercial litigator who has a strong understanding of the main drivers in any piece of complex litigation. Great strategic awareness. Has the energy to keep any dispute moving in the right direction.

Commercial Litigation: Premium

Legal 500 Directory 2021/2022

Aymen Khoury leads from the front but allows his team the latitude and autonomy to complete work quickly, efficiently and to a high standard. He is extremely thorough whilst pulling no punches when the opportunity arises.

Professional Negligence

Legal 500 Directory 2021/2022

Aymen Khoury is a clever and sensible litigator. He is creative and looks for all angles on his client’s behalf.

Banking Litigation

Legal 500 Directory 2021/2022

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