Keir Baker advises clients on complex commercial disputes in the English courts and in international arbitration. He has experience in matters before the English High Court, including first-of-its-kind securities litigation, and in arbitration disputes under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre. Keir also has experience with advising clients on corporate governance and regulatory compliance, including investigations and regulatory enforcement issues, and on issues relating to international trade.
Keir completed his training contract with Morgan Lewis, which included a six-month secondment working with the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. During this time, Keir advised regional and international clients on a variety of matters under the laws of the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).
A UAE defence manufacturer and its subsidiary in a high-value DIFC-LCIA arbitration in connection with a breach of contract dispute
Two groups of institutional investors in separate multi-million dollar High Court claims under s.90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 against large UK outsourcing companies
A Luxembourg metals trader in an £16 million LCIA arbitration against a borrower and a guarantor for a breach of a prepayment agreement
A UK insurance company and its US holding company in a £25 million High Court claim for fraud and breach of warranty arising out of a sale and purchase agreement
Investment funds in a first-of-its-kind multimillion dollar High Court claim under s.90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000