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Akin Gump LLP

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Kambiz Larizadeh

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Litigation


Kambiz Larizadeh is a partner in Akin Gump’s litigation practice, focusing on civil fraud, complex cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration.

He has extensive experience leading teams on a wide range of high-value, complex international disputes, often involving allegations of misconduct and fraud. He has acted for both claimants and defendants in a number of “bet the company” cases, and his clients include large international corporations, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, airlines and high-net-worth individuals.

Mr Larizadeh regularly advises clients on their rights in relation to mandatory and prohibitive injunctions, international and domestic freezing injunctions and anti-suit proceedings in support of domestic litigation and arbitration.

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

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Akin Gump LLP¬†is adept at handling high-value, cross-border litigation and arbitration matters including prohibitive injunctions, international freezing injunctions and anti-suit proceedings. The firm is acting for Renova Group in a dispute regarding the ownership of IES, a Russian power generation company; the case is worth $1b. Kambiz Larizadeh¬†heads the team, he is ‚Äėalways on top of the details, has a very affable manner and has superb judgement‚Äô. Justin Williams¬†is ‚Äėextremely experienced and confident, he is able to remain calm under pressure and has a very good rapport with clients‚Äô. Mark Dawkins¬†is also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Akin Gump LLP’s 'provides an impeccable level of service through its deeply experienced and strong team'. It is known for cross-border creditor litigation; and the firm has significant expertise in acting for hedge funds and other investment firms on international investor disputes, with a particular focus on disputes in the distressed debt space, debt disputes and shareholder activism. The team also assists with restructuring-related litigation. Highlights included advising an investment fund, Cornwall Luxembourg, in High Court litigation against International Game Technology on the disputed liability of the defendant to pay dividends; the matter raises an important question of Italian corporate law, albeit to be resolved in this case by the English court. Financial services litigation head Mark Dawkins acts in complex, high-value disputes and investigations, often of a multi-jurisdictional nature; Richard Hornshaw is 'deeply skilled, pays exceptional attention to detail and is an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced litigator'; and Kambiz Larizadeh has a particular focus on civil fraud.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

'An excellent firm for all international commercial work', Akin Gump LLP's London team 'provides a top-drawer service'. It specialises in conducting high-value complex cross-border disputes, particularly regarding finance and energy-related litigation, and has significant Russia and CIS expertise. Examples of hotly fought Russia-related litigation include the team's representation of Tatneft in $380m English litigation proceedings against four Ukrainian oligarchs, which concern a huge, complex alleged oil theft and cross-border fraud. Mark Dawkins heads the team, which includes Justin Williams, who is 'a highly experienced and knowledgeable litigator who is adept at managing difficult cases'; and Kambiz Larizadeh, who is 'very hands-on, and good with the detail'. Richard Hornshaw is also highly rated as are counsels Jenny Arlington and the 'very impressive' Fred Thorling.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Handling complex, high-stakes, international commercial arbitrations and bilateral investment treaty disputes for multinational corporations and sovereign governments, Akin Gump LLP's 'excellent team' has particular experience in oil and gas, power generation and telecoms. In one of the first investor-state cases relating to IP investments, the team acted for Bridgestone in a dispute arising out of a Panamanian Supreme Court decision, which ordered Bridgestone to pay damages to a Panamanian tyre company for opposing a confusingly similar trade mark application. Justin Williams is 'very calm and helpful'. Other key advisers are Hamish Lal, Kambiz Larizadeh, Richard Hornshaw and counsel Jenny Arlington.

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