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Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority & Others v Bestfort Development LLP & Others

We represent various English LLPs which are named respondents to an application brought under s.25 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982  by various entities owned by the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The underlying proceedings are ongoing before the Courts of Georgia and Ras Al Khaimah in which some of the LLPs and their alleged beneficial owner are the defendants. The applicants are seeking extensive relief including a worldwide freezing order and receivership orders against the LLPs. The case concerns allegations of serious fraud and a number of complex legal issues concerning the nature of the relief sought by the applicants.

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Michael O’Kane

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The go-to lawyer for clients accused of white-collar crime and recognised as one of the world's top investigative lawyers, Michael heads the business crime team and is author of the textbook, The Law of Criminal Cartels.

Nikita Damburgs


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Specialist in litigation, civil fraud and asset recovery, Nikita has experience in business crime and advisory work on business set-up and commercial agreements.