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British Irish Commercial Bar Association supporting Dubai International Arbitration Centre next mont


British Irish Commercial Bar Association should be aware that in working with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre next month, they are supporting extensive illegal and corrupt misconduct within the UAE legal system, misconduct committed by the Chairman of DIAC himself.

Next month, the British Irish Commercial Bar Association is holding a joint event with the University of Dubai to discuss a leadership role for the UAE in the field of arbitration and the UAE as a world centre for arbitration. Ironically, the Chairman of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre & Chairman of Baker & McKenzie’s Dubai office Dr Habib Al Mulla, has abused his role in the Dubai Courts by displaying extreme (and illegal) professional misconduct that would see him seriously punished in the United Kingdom.

While Al Mulla remains the Chairman of the DIAC in Dubai, the British Irish Commercial Bar Association cannot seriously enter into legitimate discussions about whether the UAE is leading the world in arbitration.

To explain Habib Al Mulla’s actions in simple terms, he illegally represented both parties to civil proceedings in Court on over 20 occasions. He opened a case as the Plaintiff representative (of a British man) without his permission, authority or power of attorney. He opened the case against his true client and acted for both parties. The purpose was, to confess to a crime as the “plaintiff”. When the civil judgment was issued, Al Mulla used the civil judgment to open criminal proceedings against the British man.

It was a convoluted and complicated way to secure the misappropriation of the man’s 250 million pound stake in a company jointly owned by him and an Emirati business partner. Al Mulla’s client is from a prominent UAE family, Al Rostamani and the company she was a joint partner in was named KM Holdings. Both Dr Al Mulla and his client Al Rostamani are friends with the Rul