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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Rustam Dubash

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Commercial dispute resolution, India.


Rustam is a partner and head of the commercial dispute resolution team and the India group. He has over 30 years of commercial dispute resolution experience and during this period has been involved in high-value UK and cross-border litigation, including banking litigation and international arbitration as well as mediations resulting in early resolution of disputes. He also advises clients on pre-action strategy, again with the aim of resolving disputes early on. Rustam, in his role as head of the India group, continues to represent several well known Indian corporates, banks, high-net-worth individuals and their families.


Articled Waltons & Morse; qualified 1984; Waltons & Morse 1984-87; Gamlens 1987-90; partner Penningtons 1998.


Gujerati, spoken Hindi.


Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, University of Bombay (BCom Hons); Government Law College, University of Bombay (LLB Hons).

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Penningtons Manches LLP recently announced its merger with Thomas Cooper - known for its work in shipping, international trade and international arbitration - to become Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP. The practice 'has one of the strongest teams in banking litigation among the mid-size firms'.  It has particular expertise in high-profile swaps litigation and has been increasingly instructed on financial institutions-related litigation involving The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Alex Fox is business and finance disputes head, Rustam Dubash leads the commercial dispute resolution group, and David Niven heads the firm's growing group litigation work. Philip D’Costa and Dan Hyde are also key advisers, while Emma Davies, who divides her time between the London and Oxford offices, and David O’Brien are the senior associates to note.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is experienced in specialist areas such as group action litigation, banking and finance disputes, defamation and reputation management, cybercrime, product liability, and IP and IT matters. Rustam Dubash heads the department, Richard Marshall leads the international litigation and arbitration team, and David Niven heads the professional negligence and group actions practice. Also highly regarded are Philip D’Costa, Alex Fox, Dan Hyde, John Doherty, Donald Lambert and Noel McMichael. David O’Brien was made partner.

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