Farhaz Khan > Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC
3 Verulam Buildings
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Farhaz is recognised as one of the leading senior juniors at the commercial bar. The legal directories state he is a “highly sought-after barrister” with an “exceptional reputation” who is “impressive beyond his year of call”. He receives instructions in complex and high-profile commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations, with a focus on banking, financial services, and pensions. According to the legal directories he is “probably the best junior at the bar for financial services work”, “a real star in banking disputes”, and involved “in the most important pensions cases”. Farhaz’s cases typically involve the interpretation of contracts and commercial trusts, professional negligence, civil fraud, ‘White collar’ / POCA / bribery and regulatory enforcement matters. His cases also take him into different area of law, and he has broad experience in cases involving company law, insolvency, partnership, employment, EU and public law. Farhaz regularly appears in the DIFC and ADGM courts and has acted as a legal expert in foreign proceedings. Farhaz was identified by Legal Week (“Stars at the Bar”, 2013) as one of the 10 “most acclaimed young barristers making their mark” at the Commercial & Chancery bar.


Called: 2005 (Middle Temple, Queen Mother Major Scholar and Harmsworth Entrance Exhibitioner). Registered to practice in the DIFC.


COMBAR, ChBA, APL, FSLA (Assistant Secretary), IBA

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > The English bar > Commercial

(Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Farhaz Khan 3 Verulam BuildingsA barrister with a track record of DIFC and ADGM commercial cases.

3 Verulam Buildings’s Christopher Harris and Georges Chalfoun, represented Algerian publicly owned oil and gas company Sonatrach. Jane Davies Evans represented Crescent Oil in an arbitration against the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq concerning the supply of gas. In addition, Saima Hanif handles defence work in DFSA investigations. Farhaz Khan has joined from Outer Temple Chambers.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Farhaz Khan3 Verulam BuildingsA very able junior who is confident in his written and oral work and is a pleasure to deal with.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Farhaz Khan3 Verulam BuildingsHighly intelligent, very hardworking, and above all a creative thinker that always finds solutions for clients rather than problems.

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Farhaz Khan3 Verulam BuildingsHighly flexible and punching well above his weight.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 6

Farhaz Khan3 Verulam BuildingsVery bright, engaged and good at finding solutions to complex legal problems.