Khurram is a US-qualified commercial litigator and international arbitration specialist based in Dubai. He has more than a decade of experience at major international firms, including Baker Botts, KWM, and Addleshaw Goddard. Khurram has significant experience handling complex commercial disputes, finance, shareholder, and M&A disputes and disputes concerning trade and manufacturing, infrastructure, and technology.
His experience as arbitration counsel includes ad-hoc and institutional proceedings under LCIA, ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, SCCA, SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, AAA, SCAI, and UNCITRAL Rules. He also takes appointments as an arbitrator.
- Legal Consultant with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department
- State of New York
2018: Master of Laws, Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law
2007: Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), State University of New York, Buffalo Law School
2002: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo.
2001: Bachelor of Science in Physics, State University of New York, Fredonia.
Jan 2022 – Date: Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota, Dubai
Jun 2019 – Oct 2021: Counsel, Addleshaw Goddard (Middle East) LLP
Jan 2018 – May 2019: Partner, GLS Law Firm (UAE)
Oct 2014 – Nov 2017: Associate, Baker Botts LLP (Dubai)
Oct 2011 – Sept 2014: Associate, KWM (Dubai)
- Acting for a client in connection with a multi-billion-dollar DIFC-LCIA arbitration and related litigation in relation to a food delivery dispute involving satellite proceedings in the Saudi Arabia, the DIFC, and the United States District Court Northern District of California.
- Acting for a technology service provider in connection with a complex dispute and crisis management matter against a state agency.
- Acting for a regional resorts developer in connection with a cooling services pricing dispute, DIFC-LCIA Rules, Dubai seat, UAE law.
- Advising a regional telecoms company in connection with a dispute against a Scandinavian technology provider regarding termination of hardware and software service.
- Acting for a client in connection with a complex telecoms dispute involving multiple arbitrations (LCIA London and NY seats, English and NY governing laws) and litigation proceedings in the Russian Federation, the UK, the United States, Luxembourg, the Seychelles, and the Cayman Islands.
- Acting for a UAE state-owned entity in connection with a complex DIAC arbitration (Dubai seat, UAE governing law) with claims valued at over one billion dollars against a Southeast Asian contractor.
- Acting for a client in connection with a major construction dispute involving a state entity and a European contractor, DIAC Rules, Dubai seat, UAE law.
- Acting for a Saudi respondent in connection with an ad-hoc arbitration (Riyadh seat, Saudi governing law) in relation to the construction of natural gas processing facilities in Saudi Arabia.
- Acting for a Saudi respondent in connection with an Italian claimant under an ICC rules arbitration involving the engineering, construction, and operation of a power plant.
- Acting for a client in connection with a major construction arbitration, under DIAC rules (Dubai seat, UAE governing law), involving an Extra Low Voltage contract.
- Acting for an Omani subcontractor in connection with a dispute under AAA Rules against a former US defense contractor.
- Acting as the lead strategic counsel for a Canadian bio-technology manufacturer in connection with a cross-border IP and commercial dispute against former distributors in the UAE, Australia, and the UK.
- Acting for a UAE diversified group in connection with a dispute, under DIFC-LCIA Rules and English law, involving the acquisition of an electronics wholesale business.
* Experiences predate AC&H
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