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Penningtons Manches Cooper

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Rustam Dubash

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Penningtons Manches Cooper

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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 Cooper is experienced both in acting for and against banks, including advising business clients that have suffered loss, individuals who have been mis-sold products, and former employees; and the team has particular expertise in high-profile swaps litigation. Alex Fox is business and finance disputes head, and Rustam Dubash and David Niven are also highly regarded. Dan Hyde joined from Howard Kennedy LLP; Hyde has an established white-collar practice that encompasses commercial fraud, business crime and contentious financial regulation.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Penningtons Manches Cooper's 'level of service is outstanding and the team understands clients' commercial concerns'. Its commercial litigation work covers international litigation; group actions; banking and finance disputes; and defamation and reputation management. Other areas of strength are cyber crime, IP and IT disputes, product liability, regulatory matters and high-net-worth disputes.Commercial dispute resolution group Rustam Dubash is India group head, John Doherty's 'advice is a luxury for clients' and Richard Marshall is international litigation and arbitration head. Also recommended are Alex Fox, Jeremy Clarke-Williams, Noel McMichael, David Niven and Philip D’Costa. Dan Hyde joined from Howard Kennedy LLP.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Penningtons Manches Cooper‚Äôs ‚Äėvery professional‚Äô team regularly acts for claimants in multi-party professional negligence claims.¬†David Niven¬†represented multiple claimants in a ¬£6m action against an international solicitors' firm in relation to purchases of off-plan properties in two developments in Calabria, Italy; he is also representing various claimants in a ¬£1.3m group action against a solicitors' firm, regarding losses arising out of failed off-plan transactions for the purchase of leasehold interests in hotel rooms and student accommodation in a number of failed property developments across Britain. Richard Marshall¬†heads the international trade and commerce group and specialises in negligence and regulatory claims involving solicitors, accountants, architects and surveyors. Senior associate David O‚ÄôBrien¬†is also a key member of the team. Rustam Dubash¬†heads the commercial dispute resolution team.

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