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Abdulali Jiwaji

Tel:
Work 020 3818 3500
Email:
Signature Litigation LLP

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Litigation

Position

Abdul has approximately 20 years of experience of litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory matters. Abdul is qualified in England and Wales (with Higher Rights of Audience) and Hong Kong. 

Abdul has experience of advising on commercial and contractual disputes arising from shareholder agreements, joint ventures and M&A transactions. He also has a particular focus on financial markets disputes, having spent time on secondment to the compliance team of a wholesale bank. He has significant experience of handling disputes relating to financial products and misselling, regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

Career

Partner Simmons & Simmons 2011; Partner Signature Litigation 2014.

Member

International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association.

Education

Bedford School; Peterhouse, Cambridge.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Signature Litigation LLP’s β€˜very responsive, strong team’ grew when the firm recruited Simon Bushell, Ioannis Alexopoulos, who β€˜has great experience, clear thinking and iron logic’, and Josh Wong from Latham & Watkins, Bryan Cave and DLA Piper, respectively. The firm β€˜provides a high level of service’ and has a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases, with its client base including banks and other financial institutions, multinational corporations, and individuals. The team acted for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders in claims against RBS, pursuant to FSMA’s section 90 and in relation to RBS’ failed 2008 rights issue. It also represented property company Desiman in its claim against Bank of Scotland, HBOS Treasury Services and Lloyds Bank for mis-selling of LIBOR-referenced interest rate swaps, breach of implied representations and wrongful appointment of administrative receivers. Graham Huntley is β€˜one of the doyens of the London litigation market’; Abdulali Jiwaji β€˜has a very good appreciation of the commercial nature of litigation’; Daniel Spendlove β€˜immerses himself in clients’ cases and takes a hands-on approach which reaps dividends’; and Natalia Chumak β€˜manages to secure favourable outcomes for clients in cases that seem hopeless’. Other notable advisers are Julian Connerty, Adam Rooney and Hermes Marangos.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Signature Litigation LLP is β€˜a notably excellent boutique firm, which has a very lean structure that means excellent value for clients; and it has grown to be one of the most visible and permanent fixtures in big-ticket commercial cases’. The firm saw significant growth through the recruitment of Latham & Watkins’ former London litigation team head, Simon Bushell, as well as β€˜very strong lawyer’ Ioannis Alexopoulos and international commercial litigator and arbitrator Josh Wong from Bryan Cave and DLA Piper, respectively. Highlights included acting for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders in Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 claims against RBS, regarding its failed 2008 rights issue. The β€˜indefatigable’ Graham Huntley is β€˜an excellent and careful strategist with unparalleled knowledge of judges, barristers and arbitrators’; Abdulali Jiwaji β€˜gives carefully considered opinions’; Daniel Spendlove is β€˜highly professional’; and Natalia Chumak β€˜has extraordinary, high-quality analytical skills’. Hermes Marangos, Julian Connerty and Adam Rooney are also key contacts.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Boutique firm Signature Litigation LLP specialises in handling larger, high-value matters, often with a cross-border element, and acts for claimants and defendants. It is representing Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation in pursuing claims against its former solicitors, and acted for Fortelus Special Situations Master Fund and Trimast Holding in a Β£37m claim against an international law firm. Daniel Spendlove represents corporations, financial institutions and directors in professional negligence disputes. Graham Huntley and Abdulali Jiwaji are also recommended.

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