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Shibani Kapur, Senior Associate

Shibani Kapur

Senior Associate



Practice areas

  • Financial services
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Litigation - Middle East

Practice notes

Shibani is a senior associate in our Litigation practice and Financial Services, Disputes and Investigations Group based in our Dubai office and has a broad range of experience in leading multi-jurisdictional litigation and investigations in the UK and Dubai.

Shibani also regularly advises clients in the region on their risk management and compliance framework and provides bespoke advice on governance processes in the context of corporate crime and more widely. Shibani’s recent experience includes advising UAE companies on the UAE AML law and regulations, drafting AML policies, and advising on compliance procedures. She also regularly advises on sanctions compliance.

Shibani was previously a legal adviser at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in the UK involved in defending and pursuing complex, high value claims on behalf of the Bank.

Shibani’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a UAE bank in relation to an ADGM insolvency-related dispute
  • Advising a UAE telecoms company on AML and sanctions compliance
  • Acting on an investigation relating to allegations of bribery and corruption in Saudi Arabia
  • Acting for an international inter-dealer broker on an employment-related dispute in the DIFC courts
  • Acting for a UAE financial institution on proceedings relating to the enforcement of a guarantee in the DIFC courts
  • Acting for an multinational agricultural company on a EUR 30m debt recovery claim against an individual debtor in the English courts
  • Acting for a number of key Indian banks on several high value debt recovery claims (USD 20m+) in the English courts
  • Acting for an international bank on a professional negligence claim and leading detailed cost assessment proceedings following settlement in the English courts
  • Advising an Icelandic bank on commencing English High Court claims pursuant to breaches of ISDA Master Agreements