An increasingly vitriolic war of words has broken out between the lawyers of a private equity fund and those acting for the Kuwaiti government in a $100 million court matter.

In a case involving Big Law players Baker McKenzie and Crowell & Moring, as well as litigation heavyweight Kobre & Kim and offshore major Ogier, Cayman Islands-headquartered law firm Campbells has accused the Kuwaiti government of “maliciously” suing the defendants in the case for $100 million.