Key Experience

  • Focuses on civil fraud and complex, cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration.
  • Regularly represents teams in a range of high-value international disputes.
  • Has handled litigations and arbitrations in excess of $1 billion.

Practice

Kambiz Larizadeh has extensive experience in leading teams in a wide range of high-value, complex international disputes, often involving allegations of misconduct and fraud. He has acted for both claimants and defendants. His clients have included large international corporations, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, airlines and a number of high-net-worth individuals, including Roman Abramovich.

Representative Work

  • Advising PJSC Tatneft, Russia’s fifth biggest oil company, in a $380 million complex fraud claim brought in English Commercial Court proceedings against four Ukrainian high-net-worth individuals.
  • Assisting Renova Industries Ltd. in a long-running, hotly contested $1 billion dispute before the British Virgin Islands courts concerning the ownership of one of the largest privately owned companies in Russia.
  • Serving as counsel to the majority shareholder in the world’s second largest razorblade manufacturer in a complex boardroom dispute with a private equity investor in the business. The case has been fought out in a number of different jurisdictions and forums, including the high-value claims in the English Commercial Court, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and India; arbitral proceedings in Switzerland; and criminal proceedings in Dubai.
  • Acting for one of the largest property development companies in the Middle East and a Bahraini investment bank in a $1 billion U.K. High Court multijurisdictional action involving allegations of conspiracy and breach of confidence.
  • Representing Berliner Verkehresbetriebe (BVG) Antalt des öffentichen Rechts in relation to claims for payment by JPMorgan under a single tranche collateralized debt obligation entered into by BVG in 2007, purportedly in connection with its credit exposure under certain cross-border leasing contracts.

Recognition