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 > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Akin Gump LLP ‘has great litigators and client skills‘. The firm has a widely respected cross-border creditor litigation practice and regularly works alongside its highly regarded restructuring colleagues. It also benefits from a robust investment funds litigation practice. Mark Dawkins acts in complex, high-value disputes and investigations, often of a multi-jurisdictional nature. Richard Hornshaw is ‘clever, hardworking and assembles great teams around him‘, Kambiz Larizadeh is a civil fraud specialist, and senior counsel Sheena Buddhdev has particular expertise in insolvency and restructuring.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

The London team at US firm Akin Gump LLP , which is led by the ‘extremely bright and hands-on’ Kambiz Larizadeh, has a track record of work on international disputes, with areas of expertise including mandatory and prohibitive injunctions, international and domestic freezing injunctions, and anti-suit proceedings. Clients include international corporates, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, airlines and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has particular strength in the energy sector and strong experience in the Russian and CIS markets. Other key partners include ‘real leader’ Justin Williams, the hugely experienced Mark Dawkins and the ‘astuteRichard Hornshaw.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Akin Gump LLP ‘has an excellent all-round arbitration practice that is very adept at making London-seated arbitrations under English law intelligible to international clients‘. It handles complex, high-stakes international commercial arbitrations and BIT disputes for multinational corporations and sovereign governments around the world. The practice has particular experience in oil and gas, power generation and telecoms. Justin Williams leads the worldwide international arbitration practice from the London office, which also includes Hamish Lal, Kambiz Larizadeh, Richard Hornshaw and counsel Jenny Arlington.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Akin Gump LLP‘s London group ‘has grown up fighting complex, multi-jurisdictional cases and conducted some of the highest value and most complex litigation for some of the savviest and most sophisticated clients‘. It specialises in complex cross-border litigation, including acting for hedge funds and other investment firms on international creditor disputes.These include restructuring matters, debt disputes and shareholder activism issues.Other key areas are energy disputes and Russia and CIS-related litigation. Mark DawkinsRichard HornshawKambiz Larizadeh and Justin Williams are all experienced advisers; senior counsel Sheena Buddhdev and counsel Jenny Arlington are also names to note.