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Caroline Hibberd

T: +971 504 850 852 Email Caroline | vCard Office: Dubai

Caroline Hibberd Senior associate

Contact details

Caroline Hibberd

Caroline Hibberd
Senior associate

T: +971 504 850 852 Email Caroline | vCard Office: Dubai

Caroline is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team in Dubai and represents clients in international arbitration, litigation and investigations. She has been based in the UAE since 2019.
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Caroline advises on high-value and complex litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. She acts for clients across a range of industry sectors including construction, oil and gas, financial services, life sciences, sports and aviation.

Caroline has acted on commercial and investment treaty arbitration claims under all of the main institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL and HKIAC rules.

Caroline’s experience also includes advising on contentious insolvency matters and complex fraud matters, often involving cross border issues.

Prior to relocating to the UAE, Caroline trained and qualified as a lawyer in London and additionally spent two years practicing in Hong Kong.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Regulatory compliance

ICC arbitration

Acting for a UAE employer in defending an ICC claim brought by the main contractor of an oil terminal under an EPC Contract and advising on counterclaims for delays and defective works.

DIFC-LCIA arbitration

Acting for a UAE government entity in defending a DIFC-LCIA arbitration brought by a foreign entity under an English law contract and advising on counterclaims for breach of contract.

ICC arbitration

Acting for the interim receivers appointed by the High Court of Hong Kong over a private equity fund in defending a high-value and complex ICC arbitration claim.

ICSID arbitration

Acting for a South American government entity in the oil and gas industry in defending an ICSID claim for expropriation of assets that had been held by a foreign investor.

HKIAC arbitration

Managing the defence of a HKIAC arbitration brought by a software manufacturer against a bank for compensation allegedly owed for software development and implementation services.

Fraud litigation – Ponzi scheme

Acting for a group of individuals in bringing a successful claim against an individual and group of companies in the High Court of Hong Kong for their role in a suspected Ponzi scheme.

Fraud litigation - cybercrime

Acting for a US company in bringing a fraud claim against overseas entities involved in a cybercrime scam.

ICC arbitration – fraud

Acting for the interim receivers appointed by the High Court of Hong Kong over a private equity fund in defending a high-value and complex ICC arbitration claim which included extensive allegations of fraud. 

Regulatory compliance

Advising on ad hoc regulatory compliance issues ranging from data protection, sports law, procurement law and bribery and corruption legislation.

Regulatory investigations

Managing responses to regulatory investigations on behalf of multinational clients across a range of sectors.

Internal investigations

Overseeing internal investigations on behalf of clients concerning potential compliance issues on a range of issues. 

More: Regulatory compliance

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Construction and engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Banks and banking

Acting for a UAE employer in defending an ICC arbitration claim brought by the main contractor of an oil terminal under an EPC Contract and advising on counterclaims for delays and defective works.

Advising a US, engineering and consulting company in the oil industry on defending a claim in the High Court of Ghana for breach of a consultancy services contract.

Representing a leading multinational oil company in defending a LCIA arbitration claim brought under an English law contract concerning a dispute over the correct distribution of profits from two high-yield oil fields.

Acting for a South American government entity in the oil and gas industry in defending an ICSID claim for alleged expropriation of assets that had been held by a foreign investor.

Acting for a UAE employer in defending an ICC claim brought by the main contractor of an oil terminal under an EPC Contract and advising on counterclaims for delays and defective works.

Advising a UAE employer on issuing and enforcing a demand under the performance guarantee in connection with a high-value construction project.

Acting for a contractor in a dispute arising out of the construction of an iron ore facility in Russia.

Advising a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer on defending a multi-jurisdictional claim for the supply of a defective medical device.

Advising a global pharmaceuticals manufacturer on responding to the UK Infected Blood Inquiry.

Acting for an insurer in a mediation to settle a dispute arising out of the supply of a defective product involved in an accident in the workplace.

Acting for the interim receivers appointed by the High Court of Hong Kong over a private equity fund in defending a high-value and complex ICC arbitration claim.

Managing the defence of a HKIAC arbitration brought by a software manufacturer against a bank for compensation allegedly owed for software development and implementation services.

Advising and acting for financial institutions in respect of complex multijurisdictional investigations and recovery actions.

More: Banks and banking

  • UAE

Acting for a UAE employer in defending an ICC claim brought by the main contractor of an oil terminal under an EPC Contract (FIDIC Silver Book first edition) and advising on counterclaims for delays and defective works.

Acting for a UAE government entity in defending a DIFC-LCIA arbitration brought by a foreign entity under an English law contract and advising on counterclaims for breach of contract.

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