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Deepak Nambisan

Work 020 7583 3335
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)


Barrister with a substantial commercial practice, including all areas of commercial litigation, particularly banking, civil fraud, contracts, insurance and reinsurance, administrative law (commercial emphasis), conflict of laws, employment (commercial aspects), entertainment, music & sports law, and regulatory work (Takeover Panel, FCA/financial services Law Society). Notable cases include Republic of Djibouti v Boreh and Dar Al Arkan, Mr H v ITV2, Norilsk Nickel, Tajik Aluminium, AWG v Morrison, Codelco, BAA v Ryanair, MyTravel plc, EIRC v Curzon R (Norwich and Peterborough Building Society) v Financial Ombudsman and Miller v Law Society. Clients include Microsoft, Tata, ITV, Formula 1 racing teams, Investcorp, the FCA and the Takeover Panel.


Called 1998, (Gray’s Inn); Junior Counsel to the Crown (B & C Panel); publications: ‘Commercial Court Procedure’ (1999); co-editor); ‘Human Rights and the Business Lawyer’, Business Law International (January 2001); directors and officers chapter 23, ‘Professional Negligence Liability’ (2007); ‘Paolini & Nambisan on Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance’ (2008) (co-author of each); legal advisor, ‘Mistresses’, BBC1.


New York Bar.


King Edward’s, Birmingham; Williston Northampton, Massachusetts; Christ’s, Cambridge (1995 BA Law Hons); Exeter, Oxford (1996 BCL); Harvard Law (1997 LLM); ICSL (1998, BVC).

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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

Deepak Nambisan - Fountain Court ChambersParticularly good with clients, he’s a smooth operator.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Deepak Nambisan - Fountain Court ChambersProdigiously hardworking and always a very valuable member of any team.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Deepak Nambisan - Fountain Court ChambersAlways engaged fully with the detail of the case.

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