Rabin Kok Called to the Bar 2021

Rabin is a commercial barrister. He is developing a practice in insolvency, civil fraud, company, financial services and trust disputes – both in England & Wales and internationally.

His current and recent instructions include: acting for the International Standard Asset Management group in its claim against Think Markets for breach of an exclusivity agreement relating to forex and index swap trade execution; defending a Middle Eastern financial institution against US$800m+ claims in conspiracy, fraudulent trading and UAE law by the administrators of NMC Healthcare; placing the sanctioned UK airline CargoLogicAir into administration, and an ICDR arbitration relating to a billion-dollar joint venture.

Rabin is comfortable appearing as sole counsel. He regularly appears in the Insolvency and Companies Court of the High Court, in the District Registries of the Business and Property Courts, and the County Court.

Rabin can also act in relation to cases before international/offshore courts such as those in Bermuda, the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Singapore, the ADGM and the DIFC. He has full rights of audience in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

As a pupil, Rabin assisted with the widely-reported US$440m Softbank v Credit Suisse litigation; Vneshprombank LLC and Kireeva v Bedzhamov relating to a £1.34 billion proprietary freezing order; and Croxen & Ors v GEMA [2022] EWHC 2826 (Ch) on the interaction between unjust enrichment and the energy regulatory regime.  Rabin also assisted with the trial of a directors’ disqualification application, as well as the directors’ disqualification chapter in Insolvency Made Clear – A Guide For Debtors (2021).

Before coming to the Bar, Rabin topped his year at Cambridge University and subsequently graduated with a First Class degree in Law and as a Senior Scholar of Peterhouse. He went on to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford, graduating with a Distinction. He won several mooting titles while in Cambridge – including the Oxford vs Cambridge Intervarsity Advocacy Cup and a 2nd place at the Willem C Vis Moot 2018.

Rabin is able to read and write Indonesian and Malay fluently, including legal documents, and is happy to be instructed in cases involving this type of material.

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