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Mo Sethi KC, Ed Kemp and James Bickford Smith ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 EMEA for DIFC and ADGM Litigation


Mohinderpal Sethi KC, Edward Kemp and James Bickford Smith have been ranked as Tier 1 counsel for commercial disputes in the Middle East in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide.

Mohinderpal Sethi KC is recommended as a “go-to employment barrister” who “exudes confidence and is extremely knowledgeable.” His recent work “has included a number of highly sensitive cases concerning “the free zone’s most prestigious financial and professional services firms”.  

“A first choice of counsel” Edward Kemp is currently instructed as sole counsel in the first whistleblowing case to appear before the DIFC Courts. He is described as “fantastically precise and you can rely totally on him to get a handle on the details of a matter.”

James Bickford Smith is a leading junior in company and partnership matters in the region, for which he is also ranked in the UK. Clients comment that “He is able to respond pro-actively to all manner of scenarios and excels at responding to difficult scenarios and difficult clients.”


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