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As part of a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, Jawdat Khurshid QC acts as an advocate and as an adviser in a wide range of commercial disputes, many of which are complex and have an international element. He has particular experience in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, and in matters involving civil fraud, but is also regularly engaged in the fields of shipping, international trade and commodities, energy and natural resources, banking and finance, injunctions and arrests, and sanctions. Recent cases include Yukos Finance BV v Lynch (alleged fraudulent conspiracy to rig a bankruptcy auction in Russia); Stavrinides v Bank of Cyprus [2019] EWHC 1328 (Ch) (fraudulent claim for the specific performance of an alleged settlement agreement); Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 335 (CA) (discharge of an injunction preventing a firm of solicitors from acting in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal); and Mamancochet Mining v Aegis Managing Agency & Others [2018] EWHC 2643 (Comm) (expedited claim for an indemnity under a marine cargo insurance policy arising out of the loss of cargoes shipped to Iran).


Called 1994; Silk 2018


COMBAR; LCLCBA; BILA; LSLC; supporting member of the LMAA.


Cranleigh School; St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Jawdat Khurshid QC7 King’s Bench WalkExceptionally bright and gives very clear and commercial advice on the most difficult of issues. Calm but very persuasive on his feet.

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘an extremely strong set with some top-tier individuals at all levels‘. The set is a market-leader for insurance, shipping and commodities disputes, and is also held in extremely high regard for broader commercial arbitrations. Siobán Healy QC enters the top tier of silks on the back of several high profile disputes, including Cockett v OW Bunker, where she pursued a successful enforcement of the award in the Commercial Court. Three members, including David Bailey QC and Marcus Mander were involved in Enka v Chubb, an ICC arbitration that also went to the Supreme Court on issues of the choice of law governing an arbitration agreement. Leading junior silks such as Jawdat Khurshid QC are also highly rated in this area.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Jawdat Khurshid QC7 King’s Bench WalkExceptionally bright, responsive and wholly unflappable – when difficult issues arise, Jawdat provides sensible advice, fast, in order to resolve them. Despite his undoubtedly busy caseload, Jawdat is always available when needed. Having seen Jawdat perform at trial in our own case, I would not hesitate to use him again.

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Jawdat Khurshid QC7 King’s Bench WalkExceptionally bright, responsive and wholly unflappable, he punches well above his weight against more senior silks.