Abdul has over 15 years of experience of litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory matters in London and Hong Kong. He has spent time on secondment to the compliance team of a wholesale bank.
He has experience in advising on disputes relating to financial products and mis-selling, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and M&A transactions, regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings, complaints handling and compliance issues and internal investigations.
Abdul is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2016 for Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail and Commercial Litigation. Abdul is praised for his “responsive and measured” approach and as someone who is a “thoughtful practitioner”. Chambers Global describes him as a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.
Acting for a substantial property company in a Commercial Court claim against a large UK based banking group following the sale of interest rate swaps. The claim is based on allegations of misselling, misrepresentation, and bad faith.
Advising a minority shareholder on remedies arising under a partnership agreement and a related shareholders’ agreement.
Advising a corporate on its claims against an international banking group for alleged irregularities in the sale of various foreign exchange derivatives transactions.
Assisting a financial institution to obtain freezing orders to preserve assets following a fraud by a former employee, including advising on civil recovery and ongoing criminal proceedings against the fraudster.
Representing an investment fund in High Court professional negligence proceedings against a major international law firm arising out of French restructuring advice given in respect of a €20 million distressed loan.
Advising a limited partner on claims against a general partner for breach of duties under a limited partnership agreement governing an investment fund.
Advising an asset manager in defending a regulatory investigation into alleged improper market impact caused by end of day trading activity.