Adam Al-Attar > South Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

South Square


Adam specialises in insolvency and restructuring. He has had substantial experience of bank and fund insolvencies, acting in relation to the insolvencies of Lehman Brothers, MF Global and Madoff feeder funds. Contested restructurings on which Adam has acted include IMO Car Wash, The Co-Operative Bank, Apcoa Holdings and LDK Solar. Adam also has a substantial banking and financial services practice. He has acted on a number of inter-bank misrepresentation cases including in relation to securitisations, syndicated loans and derivatives. He regularly advises in relation to regulatory matters including in relation to the treatment of client money.


Adam is called to the bar in England and Wales (2007) and in the British Virgin Islands (2011). He has appeared before the Dubai World Tribunal (2013) and he has been admitted in the Cayman Islands for special cases (2014).


Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association.


B.A. (Oxon); B.C.L.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Adam Al-AttarSouth SquareAdam is an excellent junior, bright, extremely commercial and works well as part of a team. He is very approachable and is great on paper as well as being a good advocate.

South Square is ‘at the top of its game in offshore insolvency and involved in most of the big matters‘. Barry Isaacs QC represented the liquidators of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund, in which for the first time the Caymanian courts approved third-party litigation funding. Numerous members of chambers are instructed in the fallout, centred on the Cayman Islands, of the collapse of private equity house Abraaj, including Isaacs QC and Toby Brown for the liquidators, Adam Al-Attar for a creditor, Marcus Haywood for an advisory committee, and William Willson for the management.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Adam Al-AttarSouth SquareHe is an extremely able technical lawyer who is tactically shrewd.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Adam Al-AttarSouth SquareIn recent years, he has added to his undoubted intelligence with excellent judgement and gravitas.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Adam Al-AttarSouth SquareFor someone relatively junior he clearly has presence beyond his years.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Adam Al-AttarSouth SquareA seriously talented advocate, combining obvious intellectual firepower with a responsive, can-do attitude.