Bushra AhmedPartner, Head of Dispute Resolution at KBH Kaanuun (UAE)
Bushra Ahmed is a Partner at KBH and a practising barrister of more than 17 years having practised at Ely Place Chambers, London until July 2020. She is a multi-jurisdictional, litigation specialist, focusing on commercial litigation and international arbitration across a range of commercial, corporate, employment, financial services, and regulatory matters. She has a reputable client led practice, which includes public and private entities across a broad spectrum of regulated commercial activity. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001 and did her pupillage and became a tenant at Ely Place Chambers, London, Chambers of William McCormick QC. She was a door tenant until July 2020.
She joined KBH in January 2013 and within a year of joining, she was made the Head of Dispute Resolution. Bushra has extensive experience of working in the UK and the Middle East and has advised, represented and acted in important employment cases in the UK as well as landmark and precedent setting cases in the DIFC. She has a reputable client led practice, which includes public and private entities across a broad spectrum of regulated commercial activity. On cross border business issues and international dispute resolution, representing clients in arbitration centres.
Bushra is one of the most active senior barristers in the DIFC. As well as appearing as the advocate in KBH’s cases, she has been instructed to act as Counsel by Stephenson Harwood, James Berry & Associates, and other local law firms such as Al Suwaidi & Company. Her reputation as a skilled advocate coupled with her strategic thinking and commercial acumen saw her voted the DIFC Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year 2015. She is a Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer and is also a ranked lawyer in Chambers & Partners in the field of dispute resolution and employment.
Prior to joining KBH, Bushra sat on the Bar Standards Board Disciplinary Tribunal and was often instructed to chair investigations on behalf of blue-chip companies and government authorities. As BSkyB’s Counsel of choice she was regularly called upon to advise on a number of legal and commercial issues affecting the business. She was a former visiting Lecturer in Law, Middlesex University, Dubai and is a regular speaker for the Academy of Law, DIFC. Bushra also regularly speaks on the DIFC Employment Courses hosted by Thomson Reuters. As a CEDR accredited mediator since 2005, Bushra has been appointed as a mediator both in the UK and in
Bushra has contributed articles to Business Law Journal, PLC Magazine and the International Arbitration Review, on international dispute resolution and arbitration across the GCC. She also contributed the DIFC Employment Law Commentary, 2017 and has sat on a panel with Jacques Vissar, the General Counsel of the DIFC Authority consulting on the proposed amendments to the new DIFC Employment Law.