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Jasbir Dhillon QC

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Jasbir is an advocate with over 20 years’ experience specialising in complex and high value commercial disputes.  After graduating with a 1st class law degree from Oxford University and an LLM from Harvard Law School, Jasbir began his career as a New York litigator with Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  Since 1997 he has been a member of Brick Court Chambers and has been involved in many of the leading English commercial cases. Jasbir is recognised by Chambers & Partners as a leading barrister in Banking and Finance and Commercial Litigation.

Jasbir has extensive experience in a wide variety of areas of commercial law, including banking and finance, conflict of laws, fraud, asset tracing, professional negligence, public international law, and international arbitration.  Jasbir is a particularly versatile advocate as his practice extends to many other areas of civil law, including company, insolvency, intellectual property, defamation, regulatory, anti-trust/competition, public and administrative, sports and EU.

Jasbir was a member of the Standards Committee of the Bar Standards Board for six years.  Since 2013 Jasbir has been a director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd.

Jasbir's reported judgments in Silk include: 

Europa Plus SCA SIF v. Anthracite Investments (Ireland) PLC [2016] EWHC 437 (Comm) (successful multi-million Euro claim involving issues of construction of defined terms in agreement terminating total return swaps under Lehman structured note programme)   

Caterpillar v Mutual Benefits Assurance Co [2015] 2 Lloyd's Rep 261 (successful US$5 million claim against a Liberian insurance company under Advance Payment and Performance Bonds)

Enasarco v Lehman Brothers [2015] EWHC 1307 (Ch) (successful US$60 million claim and the leading case on the calculation and determination of Loss in the ISDA Master Agreemnt, 1992 ed.) 

Boxing Brands v Sports Direct [2015] EWCA Civ 185 (jurisdiction of Court of Appeal to stay execution of a costs order which is not subject to a pending appeal) 

Khouj v Acropolis [2015] EWHC 224 (Comm) (succesfully resisting summary judgment on a claim by the administrator of the estate of the former Deputy Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia for inspection of documents relating to the actions of an alleged agent)

Fern Computer v Intergraph [2015] 1 Lloyd's Rep 1 (jurisdiction of English court to hear claim made under the Commercial Agents Regulations and an agreement governed by Texas law)


Called 1996; admitted to New York State, New York Federal and US Supreme Court Bars; litigation associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York 1992-95; assistant editor of ‘Paget’s Law of Banking’ (13th ed 2007); contributor to ‘Competition Litigation, UK Practice and Procedure’ (2010); contributor to ‘SIAC Rules: An Annotation’ (2014). Member of Standards Committee of the Bar Standards Board 2005 – 2011. Director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd since 2013.


Punjabi, Hindi.


Commercial Bar Association; Administrative Law Bar Association.


Desborough School; Keble College, Oxford (1991 BA , First Class Hons, Jurisprudence); Harvard Law School (1992 LLM).


Basketball, football, history.

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Jasbir Dhillon QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘One of the most experienced advocates in ISDA Master Agreements in the UK.’

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