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

South Square
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

Within: Leading Juniors -

Adam Al-Attar

South Square

Undoubtedly the junior you want on any insolvency case.

For many ‘the leading insolvency set‘, South Square is involved in all manner of offshore company matters, with a number of instructions involving collapsed investment funds of note. Following his representation of the Primeo Fund in claims against HSBC, Tom Smith QC is instructed to represent the Abraaj Group’s provisional liquidators in the Cayman Islands litigation stemming from the private equity group’s high-profile collapse; Adam Al-Attar is instructed to represent Abraaj Holdings Limited.

London Bar > Insolvency

Within: Leading Juniors -

Adam Al-Attar

South Square

He is extremely responsive, user-friendly and cerebral with heavy intellectual clout and commerciality in equal measure.