Keidan Harrison > London, England > Firm Profile
Keidan Harrison Offices
44 SOUTHAMPTON BUILDINGS
Keidan Harrison > The Legal 500 RankingsKeidan Harrison, include misappropriation, shareholder, beach of duty, and enforcement claims; and being conflict free, the firm regularly acts against major international corporations. 'Everything that clients want in a litigation partner', Luke Harrison has particular expertise in shareholder, partnership and LLP disputes; and Marc Keidan, who 'always considers every angle', has a varied corporate and commercial litigation practice that is increasingly focused on corporate, shareholder and director disputes. Also highly regarded, Dipti Hunter has longstanding experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration and civil fraud.
‘The team is led by energetic, innovative, entrepreneurial partners, who provide dynamic, solutions-focused answers to clients’ litigation needs.’
‘The team has the edge over larger City firms because there is active and continued partner-level engagement, with a focus on delivering early results within budget.’
‘A keen focus on quality, consistency, and placing the client’s commercial and strategic objectives at the heart of the matter.’
‘The firm does not over-lawyer matters as large City dispute resolution practices tend to. Instead, the work is undertaken by hugely competent and experienced individuals, who have laser-like focus on the key issues of the matter.’
‘Luke Harrison and Marc Keidan are highly experienced, practical and commercially-focused litigators, who are unwaveringly focused on the client’s objectives and the key issues in the case.’
‘Marc Keidan always considers every angle and has an energy that nobody can replicate.’
‘Luke Harrison is everything that clients want in a litigation partner. A mastermind with strong strategic oversight, effective at leading a team and coordinating different work streams, but not afraid to roll his sleeves up and get down into the detail where cases are won and lost.‘
‘Dipti Hunter is always a wealth of knowledge with a can-do attitude and go-to approach – a joy to work with from start to finish.‘
The Saadat-Yazdi family and companies
- Acting for Frank Kebekus, a German insolvency practitioner, in the €900m defence of a claim brought by a Luxembourg entity (controlled by Triton Partners).
- Representing two Kuwaiti HNW individuals, Hassan and Kian Saadat Yazdi, in relation to £50m enforcement proceedings in the English Commercial Court.
Marc Keidan; Luke Tucker Harrison
Other key lawyers:
‘KH are an up-and-coming boutique firm. Marc Keidan has huge expertise in developing a small firm and he has broadened out beyond his traditional banking practice.’
‘There is real hunger from the firm when developing relationships across all levels. They recruit not just good lawyers but good business people and they fully understand the demands of each sector and the benefits of working as a team.’
‘Excellent boutique, conflicts-free, highly experienced banking litigation team, lead by the indefatigable Mark Keidan.’
‘Marc Keidan is unique: enormously driven, hugely innovative, charismatic and energetic. If there is a difficult case to be won against an awkward bank, Marc is your man.’
‘Boutique with specialist experience and finger on the pulse. Luke Harrison and associate Srishti Jain are at the forefront of developments by attending conferences. Excellent to work with and handle the clients very well indeed.’
‘Luke Harrison and Srishti Jain are both excellent.’
‘The firm has expertise in banking litigation and is able to act against banks, whereas most city firms would not be prepared to do so.’
‘Worked with Mark Keidan who was fast and reliable and most of all has a talent to foresee the moves of the opponents.’
MSP Capital Ltd
The Saadat-Yazdi family and companies
- Advising a German insolvency practitioneR, in relation to the Euro 900m defence of a claim brought by a Luxembourg entity controlled by Triton Partners.
- Representing two Kuwaiti HNW individuals in relation to £50m enforcement proceedings in the English Commercial Court.
- Advising the administrators from Begbies Traynor in relation to £5m administration of the estate of a wealthy entrepreneur.
Keidan Harrison > Firm Profile
Keidan Harrison LLP is an established London-based boutique disputes and insolvency law firm. The firm, having undergone a period of dynamic growth since being founded, undertakes a range of international and domestic cases, including substantial High Court litigation as well as international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The firm’s focus is on high value and complex matters, representing businesses and high-net-worth individuals based in the UK and abroad, as well as insolvency practitioners, trustees, directors and other office holders.
The firm represents a value-driven alternative to full-service law firms. The focus on disputes work means that the firm is able to remain free of conflicts of interests. Accordingly, the team can act tenaciously, and with confidence, against almost all financial institutions, multinationals and other listed corporates.
The firm: Keidan Harrison LLP was founded in May 2020 by Marc Keidan and Luke Harrison, both well-known disputes lawyers who had built and led teams at former highly successful disputes–focused practices. The firm swiftly achieved rankings as a Leading Firm for Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation in The Legal 500. The founding partners have both been recognised for their work in the leading legal directories for many years, with Marc Keidan ranked as a Leading Individual amongst London lawyers for both banking litigation and commercial litigation in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and both Luke and Marc commended in a number of areas. Luke is a member of the prestigious TRI 250 (an index of those responsible for the progression of industry standards, and inspiring excellence across the restructuring and insolvency industry). He was also awarded an Emerging Leaders Award by the M&A Advisory magazine in 2017. Dipti Hunter joined the partnership in mid-2021, have previously helped to lead the Commercial Disputes Team at PwC.
The firm’s partners acted on some of the most notable and high–profile financial cases arising out of the 2008 financial crisis and are well-placed to assist clients to deal with financial disputes and a range other disputes arising in the wake of Covid-19.
The firm was founded with the aspiration of being “Undisputedly Different”, with a commitment to being innovative and bold in all we do. The approach is partner-led and highly personalised, ensuring clients’ needs are at the forefront every step of the way. Whatever the particular challenge faced, the team has the expertise, dynamism and commercial nous to achieve their clients’ objectives. The aim is to apply innovative and bespoke strategies to obtain the right result, whether that is victory in court or a negotiated outcome, often through the use of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.
Types of work undertaken: In addition to a broad range of general commercial and contractual claims, Keidan Harrison undertakes work across a range of practice areas including financial sector disputes, civil fraud, insolvency & restructuring, international arbitration, shareholder/partnership issues, technology-related matters, insurance and professional negligence work.
The team’s work traverses a number of industry sectors, including most notably the financial and insolvency sectors, as well as diverse areas such as property development, hospitality, mining, technology and aviation. Much of the work has an international element and the partners’ recent experience includes work related to the EU, USA, India, Russia/CIS, Offshore and the Middle East.