In a landmark decision, the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts have ruled a claim against Deloitte and Touche (Middle East) for negligence and deceit can go to trial as the judge considers it has a ‘real prospect of success’. The case has been brought against the auditing firm by Nest Investments Holding SAL who were an investor in the collapsed Lebanese Canadian Bank. The Lebanese arm of the firm acted as the Bank’s auditors from 1995 until its liquidation. The case was brought following charges by the US Drug Enforcement Administration and US Treasury. The judgment extends potential liability for Dubai International Finance Centre institutions, like Deloitte and Touche (Middle East) for acts or omissions of foreign agents in non-Dubai International Finance Centre jurisdictions.