William Edwards successfully acts for Dubai Islamic Bank in a case in which it was alleged that the bank had committed a breach of a settlement agreement

On 22 July 2022, following a trial in February 2022, the Commercial Court handed down judgment in the case of Ridley v Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC [2022] EWHC 1912 (Comm).

Mr Ridley contended that a step taken by the Bank under Dubai Law No 37 of 2009, and which had resulted in his being imprisoned for a further period in Dubai, was a breach of a settlement agreement entered into in 2007, following the discovery of a $501 million fraud on the Bank. Mr Ridley sought injunctive relief.

The main issue was whether the Bank’s actions were a breach of the settlement agreement. The court concluded that they were not and so dismissed the claim.

William Edwards acted for the Bank.

The judgment can be found here.

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