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Jonathan Fisher QC in Landmark Decision in Dubai

In a landmark decision handed down on 12 February 2018, a Judge in the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts has ruled that a claim against Deloitte and Touche (Middle East) (DTME) for negligence and deceit has a ‘real prospect of success’ and should proceed to trial. This is the first Claim of its kind to be considered by the DIFC Courts – targeting a leading audit brand for negligence and deceit in their audits of a client bank that was allegedly acting as the financial arm for drug traffickers and terrorist financiers.

The decision follows a hearing in the DIFC Courts at which Jonathan Fisher QC appeared as leading counsel for the Claimants. The Claimants successfully opposed an application to strike out the Claim and the judgment is available here. 

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