Recognition for work in the Gulf Region

We are delighted that Timothy Killen has been awarded “Commercial Junior of the Year” at the inaugural Legal 500 EMEA Awards 2024 for his work in the Gulf Region.

This follows hot on the heels of 2TG’s recent Dubai conference on current issues in Commercial Litigation “The View from London and Dubai”. Ten members of chambers and staff visited the region in late January 2024 and enjoyed catching up with many clients and friends.

The year 2023 wrapped up with another period of impressive growth for the whole set in the GCC and we appeared in two ‘firsts’ in the DIFC and ADGM Courts in the course of the year.

  • Charles Dougherty KC, Timothy Killen and Lucas Fear Segal all appeared in the first COVID-19 business interruption insurance case decided by DIFC Court in Lals Holding Ltd and Ors v (1) Emirates Insurance Company (2) SIACI Insurance Brokers LLC
  • Charles Dougherty KC and Lucas Fear-Segal acted successfully in the first substntative appeal ever to be heard by the Abu Dhabi Global Markets Court of Appeal in (1) Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Ltd (2) XL Insurance (3) Swiss Re and Ors v Global Private Investments Ltd 

    Timothy Killen is Band 1 ranked for the fifth year in the Legal 500 Guide to the EMEA region in recognition of his commercial disputes work in the Middle East. Tim is also ranked as a Band 1 junior in the Chambers Global Guide which was released earlier in 2023.

    Described as ‘a first-class legal mind’ whose ‘pleadings are a work of art’, Tim spends a considerable amount of time working in the UAE; in 2023 he was in trial in DIFC and acting on arbitrations in the regions for much of the year. His practice focuses on commercial disputes. Many of the claims and arbitrations he works on are related to the insurance, construction, and financial sectors.

    The set generally continues to benefit from heightened activity in the UAE market. Typically, cases relate to major commercial and contract disputes between local and international companies where sums at stake are high and matters are complex and often of a highly sensitive nature.

    Highly regarded Silks, Bob Moxon Browne KC and Charles Dougherty KC, have both been busy with arbitration and litigation work in the region in the past year, while junior members, such as Lucas Fear Segal, Emily Albou and James Partridge, are also establishing themselves as sought after practitioners.

    We were delighted to be able to host our annual conference in Dubai and look forward to being back again later in 2024. Our Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler, and Joint Deputy Senior Clerk, Billy Hammonds, will be visiting the region in May and also for the Dubai Arbitration Week in November 2024.

    Work with an international dimension forms a significant part of many of our barristers’ work at 2TG. We appear in international courts and arbitral tribunals all over the world, frequently acting on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. We are particularly well-known for managing cross border litigation on matters of jurisdiction and applicable law and appear regularly in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

    For more information on our international and cross-jurisdictional work please click here.

    For further information, please contact:

    Lee Tyler

    Senior Clerk

    Billy Hammonds

    Joint Deputy Senior Clerk

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