Hashi regularly advises on, and represents clients in, claims involving multi-national companies, governments and state-owned entities in a variety of jurisdictions.
Hashi has particular experience in general commercial litigation and all aspects of international dispute resolution, whether in the UK or under the auspices of the major arbitral institutions. He has also developed specific experience in DIFC litigation in Dubai, involving multifaceted commercial matters both onshore and offshore in the GCC.
Dubai International Financial Centre Litigation,
In March 2014 Hashi Mohamed was awarded the outgoing Pegasus Trust Scholarship for 2014 to Dubai. The highly coveted award gives opportunities in foreign jurisdictions around the world to barristers of up five years’ practice.
DIFC Courts experience
In November 2014, Hashi spent part of the scholarship with the DIFC Courts, an independent common law judicial system with exclusive jurisdiction over all civil and commercial disputes within the DIFC financial district, including bodies and companies registered in the DIFC.
During this time, Hashi was able to shadow cases heard in the Courts by Sir David Steel, Sir John Chadwick and HE Judge Omar Juma Al-Muhairi. This experience was very useful in understanding the way the DIFC Courts work day to day, exploring topical issues such as jurisdictional challenges, the relationship with the Dubai Courts and enforcement matters.
DIFC Litigation experience
Hashi also worked with the DIFC litigation team at Al Tamimi and Company. Al Tamimi is the largest commercial law firm in the Middle East with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Hashi is admitted as an advocate of the DIFC Courts, and his ongoing work includes,
Jurisdictional disputes, including, though not limited to, arbitration clauses (local, regional and international), in particular related to the DIFC Courts and Dubai Courts,
International commercial and corporate litigation, complex, high value local and international disputes, representing local and international businesses. Directors’ and shareholders’ disputes, partnerships, claims arising out of contracts of insurance, property and agreements for the sale of goods,
Drafting applications, drafting pleadings, applications at first instance on procedural and substantive related matters, notice of appeal, skeleton arguments, witness statements,
Personal and Corporate Insolvency, including commencements of voluntary and/or compulsory wind-ups, appointments of liquidators,
Employment disputes, inter alia, regulatory matters, i.e. termination for cause (Article 59A), discrimination (Article 58),
DIFC Regulatory law, banking, finance and financial services related regulations,
Enforcement of judgments and foreign arbitration awards, proceedings involving the relationship between the DIFC Courts and the Dubai Courts, and arbitration awards.
Hashi is fluent in Somali and French and is currently studying Arabic.
2009 – The Carr and Stahl Fund for researchers, St-Antony’s College, Oxford
2008-2010 – Prince of Wales Scholar, Prince’s Charities
May 2010 – Lincoln’s Inn Open Mooting Competition champion, judged by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe
2011 – 3-month internship at the International Criminal Court: The Hague Award, Lincolns Inn
2013 - International Visitor Leadership Programme delegate (“IVLP”). Hashi was one of 8 individuals nominated as part of a Judicial Exchange programme with the United States, visiting Washington D.C., Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas as part of a 10 day programme at the invitation of the U.S. State Department.
2014 – Pegasus Scholar, the Pegasus Trust – Hashi to spend eight-twelve weeks between Al-Tamimi and Co and the DIFC Courts in Dubai.
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Administrative Law Bar Association
Planning and Environmental Bar Association
Press and media
Somalia rises from the ashes, but what lies ahead for the country’s business prospects this year?
Hashi Mohamed and Sally Azarmi, Lloyd’s List Magazine
Hashi regularly presents documentaries on BBC Radio 4, and provides commentary on varying topics in other BBC outlets, as well as other media outlets. The latest of which are, Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is a lie – The Guardian, The ‘case for the wild card’ – Prospect Magazine, Adventures in Social Mobility: BBC Radio 4, A Response to Terror, what we learn about a nation’s response to a terrorist event, The Boat Children, child migrants in search of a better life in Europe, A tale of two Alis, two stories of journey and expedition, two decades apart, The Migration Dilemma, what should Europe do during this unprecedented crisis?