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Jasbir Dhillon QC

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Jasbir is an advocate with over 25 years’ experience specialising in complex and high value commercial disputes.  After obtaining a 1st class law degree from Oxford University and an LLM from Harvard Law School, Jasbir spent three years at the New York Bar  with Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  Since 1997 he has been a member of Brick Court Chambers and has been involved in many of the leading English commercial cases. Jasbir is recognised by the legal directories as a leading barrister in Banking and Finance and Commercial Litigation.

Jasbir is regularly instructed to appear as counsel in major international arbitrations under LCIA, ICC, SIAC and CAS rules and ad hoc in London, Paris, Switzerland and Singapore. He has extensive experience of dealing with foreign substantive laws including New York, Indian and Saudi laws. He has appeared in several substantial applications to the English Court in support of international arbitrations. Jasbir has been appointed to act as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Jasbir has extensive experience in a wide variety of areas of commercial law, including banking and finance, conflict of laws, fraud, asset tracing, company law (including shareholders’ rights), professional negligence, and public international law.  Jasbir is a particularly versatile advocate as his practice extends to many other areas of civil law, including company, insolvency, intellectual property, defamation, regulatory, competition, public and administrative, sports and EU.

Jasbir is a Bencher of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn and accredited by Gray's Inn as an Advocacy Trainer. Since 2013 Jasbir has been a director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd and is the Chairman of its Investments Committee. Jasbir was a member of the Standards Committee of the Bar Standards Board between 2006 and 2011.

Jasbir's reported judgments in Silk include: 

Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. v. Ghaddar [2018] EWHC 1500 (Comm) (successful claim for interim anti-suit injunction restraining Lebanese proceedings in support of English arbitration proceedings) 

Lehman Brothers v National Power Corp. [2018] EWHC 487 (Comm) (successful defence of US$20 million claim and the leading case on the calculation and determination of the Close-Out Amount in the ISDA Master Agreement, 2002 ed.)

The Software Incubator Ltd. v. Computer Associates Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 518 (successful appeal in defence of £6 million claim under Commercial Agents Regulations involving issue whether software constitutes "goods")

Europa Plus SCA SIF v. Anthracite Investments (Ireland) PLC [2016] EWHC 437 (Comm) (successful multi-million Euro claim involving issues of construction of defined terms in agreement terminating total return swaps under Lehman structured note programme)   

Caterpillar v Mutual Benefits Assurance Co [2015] 2 Lloyd's Rep 261 (successful US$5 million claim against a Liberian insurance company under Advance Payment and Performance Bonds)

Enasarco v Lehman Brothers [2015] EWHC 1307 (Ch) (successful US$60 million claim and the leading case on the calculation and determination of Loss in the ISDA Master Agreemnt, 1992 ed.) 

Boxing Brands v Sports Direct [2015] EWCA Civ 185 (successful claim for stay involving issue whether Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to stay execution of a costs order which is not subject to a pending appeal) 

Khouj v Acropolis [2015] EWHC 224 (Comm) (succesfully resisting summary judgment on a claim by the administrator of the estate of the former Deputy Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia for inspection of documents relating to the actions of an alleged agent)

Fern Computer v Intergraph [2015] 1 Lloyd's Rep 1 (succesfully setting aside order for service out of the jurisdiction on ground English court did not have jurisdiction to hear claim made under the Commercial Agents Regulations and an agreement governed by Texas law)

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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Jasbir Dhillon QC - Brick Court ChambersPhenomenally rigorous and incisive – a true strategic thinker.

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