Dubai International Financial Centre
Gate Village 7, Second Floor
PO Box 506546
United Arab Emirates
00 971 4709 email@example.com
Ranked InUnited Arab Emirates
Dispute Resolution (Band 3)
Practice Areas: Kaashif has a broad based contentious practice with particular focus on financial services aviation, insurance, real estate and media sectors. Kaashif particularly specializes in commercial dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration, ADR and insolvency as well as in offshore structuring of transactions. The practice has included issues as diverse as mis-selling of complex financial products, explosions at petrochemical plants, oil production sharing contracts, aircraft leases, insurance coverage, real estate & construction, cross-border partnership, joint venture and shareholder (including institutional and offshore investor) disputes. He is one of the most active advocates in the DIFC Courts (appearing in the majority of appeal cases), Special Dubai World Tribunal Arbitration matters as well as managing cases in the UAE Courts. He has also represented parties in regulatory investigations by the Dubai Financial Services Authority and regularly accepts appointments to act as arbitrator (party appointed, sole and as chairman) in international and domestic arbitration proceedings.
Career: Selected by The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators 2012 as being among the world's leading Commercial Litigators. Voted by Lawyer Monthly (March 2011) as "Leading Lawyer 100 - Asia Pacific" for 2011 for Commercial Dispute Resolution.
Legal 500 EMEA 2011 - Basit and his team provide an ‘excellent level of service’, while Basit himself is recommended for his ‘ability to think outside the box and come up with plausible solutions’.
Chambers and Partners Guide 2011 - "Everyone has a lot of respect" for Kaashif Basit, who is "really making a name for himself".
Legal 500 EMEA 2010 - Kaashif Basit is very active in the DIFC Courts - clients say that "he is outstanding for his breadth of knowledge, clear, concise and forensic approach."
Chambers and Partners Guide 2010 - Kaashif Basit is "an experienced advocate who knows how to make proceedings run smoothly," as evidenced by the intelligent and savy way he handles himself in Court.
Publications: International Arbitration Review 2nd & 3rd Edition - UAE.
Dispute Resolution Review 4th Edition - Kuwait and Bahrain.
Kaashif Basit talks to the Oath about UAE: LIBERALISING THE MARKET
Personal: Born 8 August 1969 was Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1994.
New York and Multistate Bar Review
Inns of Court School of Law, London
LLM London School of Economics
LLB University of Buckingham.