Rustam Dubash > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, United Kingdom: England and Wales > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
United Kingdom: England and Wales

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution, India.


Rustam is a consultant in Penningtons Manches Cooper’s commercial dispute resolution team and the India group. He has over 35 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 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).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s practice is active in several specialist areas beyond general commercial litigation, including international disputes; group actions involving professional negligence and financial mis-selling; banking and finance litigation; defamation and reputation management; and digital asset disputes and cybercrime. Additional key areas are insolvency, health and safety/product liability claims, HNW-related disputes, and IP/IT matters. Clare Arthurs heads the litigation team, which features international litigation leader Richard Marshall, who is ‘fiercely bright‘; IP & IT disputes head Phillip D’Costa; and cross-border disputes expert Alex Fox. The second line of partners showcases Michael Brown, who acts in financial services-related commercial disputes; David O’Brien, who ‘sees points that others would not‘; and Kamran Rehman, a 2021 recruit from Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Charlotte Hill, Oliver Cooke and Laura Coleclough are experienced senior associates, while former practice head Rustam Dubash retired from the partnership during 2022, but remains a consultant.