Khushboo is a Senior Associate in Al Tamimi & Company’s Arbitration department. She is a dual qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Singapore and the State of New York. Khushboo’s practice focuses on international dispute resolution. She has represented conglomerates, state entities, employers, contractors and sub-contractors in construction, infrastructure, energy, oil & gas, shipping and corporate disputes. Her experience includes international arbitration matters under the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, LCIA, LMAA, QICCA and ad-hoc arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL rules.
Khushboo regularly advises clients in complex, multi-party and high value construction and infrastructure disputes in the region. Her expertise lies in construction and infrastructure projects where there has been delay, defective works, termination, disruption and/or variation, amongst others. In her arbitration matters, she has worked with experts from a number of disciplines, such as Delay, Quantum, Structural, MEP and Architectural. She also has extensive experience in dealing with arbitration matters under both civil law (namely Qatari, UAE, Swiss and German law) and common law (namely UK, Singapore, Malaysia, DIFC) and has worked with barristers and Queen’s Counsels on a number of her cases.
Khushboo also has extensive experience in arbitration related litigation matters, such as setting aside and enforcing arbitral awards before the courts in England, Singapore, Switzerland, DIFC, Dubai, QFC and Qatar.
- Representation in a multi-party international arbitration matter on complex legal issues arising out of a FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium dispute in excess of QAR 1 billion.
- Advising consultants in relation to a FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium construction on matters pertaining to liability for the designs issued and implemented in the project.
- Representing a prominent Qatari corporation in a complex construction dispute before a 3-member arbitral tribunal seated in Doha and governed under Qatari law, under the ICC arbitration rules, pertaining to delay and termination related claims and counterclaims exceeding QAR 300 million.
- Advising an international conglomerate in a multi-party oil and gas dispute arising out of the construction of a LNG pipeline project in Qatar which resulted in has leaks.
- Representing an airport security company in an agency dispute, seated in Zurich and governed under Swiss law.
- Representing a trust company in litigation proceedings before the QFC Courts on matters of English trust law.
- Advised an aircraft company on an urgent application relating to aircraft engines under German law where damages claimed were in excess of USD 100 million.
- Represented an Indian conglomerate on a dispute over alleged defects in pulp and paper manufacturing plants arising out of a Sale and Purchase Agreement in a USD 50 million SIAC arbitration.
- Represented a Singapore arm of an Indian company in related arbitration proceedings under SIAC and ad hoc UNCITRAL rules pertaining to the illegality and unenforceability of payment obligations.
- Represented an Indian conglomerate in a joint venture infrastructure project in West Africa under the ICC rules.
- YSIAC Advocacy Workshop 2019, India, Panellist
- 5th Annual International Arbitration & Regulatory Global Sumit, April 2019, Panellist
- GAR, Construction Arbitration, Qatar (2019; 2020)
- GAR, The Middle Eastern and African Review 2019: Energy Arbitrations in the Middle East (co-author)
- UAE Arbitration Users Look East, International Journal of Arab Arbitration (2018) (co-author)
- General Duties of Counsel, American Bar Association, Working Group on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration (2018) (co-author)
- Third Party Funding in the Middle East, Lexology (2018) (co-author)
- Are Parties Bound by an Arbitration Agreement in a Draft Contract: Perspectives from High Court of Singapore, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (22 January, 2017)
- Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration: Regulating the Treacherous Trajectory, Asian
- International Arbitration Journal, Issue 2 (2016)
- Reaffirming the High Threshold of Setting Aside Arbitral Awards, Singapore Law Watch Commentary (2015)
- The Natural Justice Fallibility in Singapore Arbitration Proceedings, Singapore Academy of Law Journal (2014)
- Bahasa Indonesia
2016 – LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia Law School
2010 – LL.B. (Hons), King’s College London
2018 – State of New York
2013 – Singapore