Mr Kambiz Larizadeh > Akin Gump LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump LLP
E1 6EG

Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Kambiz Larizadeh is a partner in Akin Gump’s litigation group. He focuses on civil fraud and complex, cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience in leading teams in a wide range of high-value, complex international disputes, often involving allegations of misconduct and fraud. He has acted for both claimants and defendants. His clients have included large international corporations, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, airlines and a number of high-net-worth individuals. Kambiz has also advised on a diverse range of commercial disputes, mandatory and prohibitive injunctions, international and domestic freezing injunctions, and anti-suit proceedings in support of domestic litigation and arbitration. He has acted in a number of “bet the company” litigations and arbitrations involving claims in excess of $1 billion.

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Publications: ‘Civil fraud – here to stay?’ published by Legal Business.


LL.M., Girton College, Cambridge; BVC, Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Akin Gump LLP‘s ‘superb‘ practice has deep-rooted sector expertise in the energy, technology and construction industries. Leading the firm’s worldwide international arbitration practice from London, Justin Williams is an energy disputes specialist, particularly in relation to Russia. London disputes head Richard Hornshaw is highly rated for financial services disputes; Hamish Lal acts in major construction arbitrations; and Kambiz Larizadeh is a civil fraud expert. At counsel level, Jenny Arlington is noted for high-value, complex international arbitrations under most of the main arbitral rules.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

The ‘outstanding‘ disputes team at Akin Gump LLP is particularly strong for financial restructuring litigation, cross-border fraud, energy sector and Russia-related disputes. The ‘excellentRichard Hornshaw took over as head of the team from Mark Dawkins, who stepped back from the practice. Hornshaw focuses his practice on finance and securities law matters, as well as insolvency and restructuring situations, while Kambiz Larizadeh is a name to note for civil fraud. Counsel Jenny Arlington (who is fluent in English, Russian and German) handles both international arbitration and litigation, with particular expertise in technology disputes as well as cyber and privacy issues. Sheena Buddhdev joined Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Akin Gump LLP is recommended as ‘excellent to work with and brilliant in asset recovery and commercial fraud litigation‘. Specialising in conducting high-value complex cross-border litigation and arbitration, the practice focuses on disputes involving fraud, misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty. The team has expertise in obtaining and defending mandatory and prohibitive injunctions, international and domestic freezing injunctions and anti-suit proceedings, with particular strength in Russia/CIS, energy and financial sector matters. Practice head Kambiz Larizadeh ‘has built an excellent reputation for civil fraud‘, while the experienced Richard Hornshaw leads the London disputes team.