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Sharokh Koussari

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DWFM Beckman

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Employment Law and Dispute Resolution


Sharokh represents a broad range of UK and overseas corporate clients, entrepreneur and high net worth individuals advising them on employment and commercial litigation matters. His clients are involved in various sectors, including wealth management, banking and finance, media, retail, sports, technology, energy and renewables, and real estate.

He regularly advises clients tactically in contentious situations with the aim of achieving solutions commercially and effectively. He frequently acts in relation to issues relating to confidentiality, restrictive covenants, breaches of fiduciary duties, commercial fraud, as well as misselling matters involving financial institutions. He also acts in employment matters successfully resolving complex contentious issues.

Many of Sharokh’s clients are international or have foreign exposures, some are based abroad and others are subsidiaries of foreign companies. This results in litigation with complex foreign law and jurisdictional aspects.

Sharokh has recently acted for:

  • an international commodity dealer in relation to a commercial fraud matter with various international aspects.
  • a contemporary art collector in relation to various art related disputes.
  • a leading renewable fundraiser in a dispute with an engineering company.
  • a property development company in a claim against a bank regarding misselling of hedge instruments.
  • a property developer against a further misselling claim against an IFA relating to a film investment scheme.
  • a diamond importing company in relation to a contractual dispute with a commercial agent.
  • a large wine distributor with regards to numerous employment matters.
  • an international fashion house with regards to a potential discrimination matter by a former employee.
  • an international oil and gas company with regards to a potential claim involving breaches of fiduciary duties of a former director.


Solicitor, Merriman White (1995-2003)

Partner, Simons Muirhead & Burton (2003-2007)

Partner, Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (2007-2009)

Partner, Howard Kennedy FSI (July 2009-July 2014)

Co-Founder, PARS Business Club (October 2008-present)

Partner, DWFM Beckman (July 2014-present)


English, French, Spanish, Farsi and Italian


London Metropolitan University LLB, Law (1989-1992)

Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DWFM Beckman 'goes the extra mile for a successful conclusion'. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, Demetris Dionissiou is 'very tactically aware', Sharokh Koussari 'achieves the required results'; and Claire Lyon is 'approachable and helpful'. Other key contacts include Elizabeth Johnson, Naylah Hamour and Colin Jaque.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Clients rate DWFM Beckman's 'high levels of professionalism and depth of expertise' and 'set it apart due to its focus on its clients and their needs'. The department handles the full gamut of senior executive work with team head Elizabeth Johnson regularly handling unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims; Naylah Hamour working on cross-border issues and Sharokh Koussari focusing on employment disputes. Senior associate Louise Rogers regularly works with Johnson and clients comment 'they make a very impressive and formidable team'.

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