“Abdulali Jiwaji has particularly strong experience advising on disputes involving financial products and mis-selling, investigations and disciplinary proceedings”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Praised for his “responsive and measured” approach, Abdul is also regarded as someone who is a “thoughtful practitioner”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Abdul is praised for having “a very good appreciation of the commercial nature of litigation”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“Excellent interpersonal skills, is very good with clients and a pleasure to work with.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Abdul has an “ability to analyse difficult issues and provide concise and clear advice”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Biography

Abdul has over 20 years’ experience in litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory matters, in London and Hong Kong.

He regularly handles disputes relating to investment funds, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and M&A transactions. He also advises on commercial disputes involving warranty and indemnity claims. On the financial markets side, he has advised on disputes relating to financial products and mis-selling, regulatory investigations and compliance issues, drawing on time spent on secondment to the compliance team of a wholesale bank.

Abdul is regarded as a “Recommended Lawyer” in The Legal 500 UK 2020 for Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail and Commercial Litigation.  The Guide recognises him for his “ability to analyse difficult issues and provide concise and clear advice” and notes he “has particularly strong experience advising on disputes involving financial products and mis-selling, investigations and disciplinary proceedings”. Abdul is also praised for having “a very good appreciation of the commercial nature of litigation”. Chambers Global has described him as a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.

Experience

  • 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.

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Recent Coverage

Mortgage arrears-handling failures cost Lloyds dearlyCompliance Monitor – 14 July 2020

COVID-19 slows pace of existing investigationsLexisNexis – 20 April 2020

COVID-19 slows pace of existing UK investigationsLaw360 – 20 April 2020

Legacy Contracts Complicate Libor TransitionLaw360 – 2 March 2020

Brown Rudnick and Signature act in “vexed” litigation between Barclay family – The Lawyer – 26 February 2020

Lawyers ‘blocking war on banks’The Times – 31 October 2019

Top UK Corporate Crime Decisions Of 2019: Mid-Year ReviewLaw360 – 12 August 2019

Trading Data Trips SFO Case As Rate Rigging Trials WrapLaw360 – 5 July 2019

Making shareholder claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000Thomson Reuters – 21 March 2019

Hurdles Remain As UK Pushes On With AML-Fighting RegisterLaw360 – 8 March 2019

Battle of forms: the construction of competing jurisdiction clausesCompliance Monitor – 5 November 2018

Sports Direct v the FRC: what it meanseconomia – 9 October 2018

Court clarifies ‘fair market value’ meaning in LBI vs Raiffeisen Bank caseGlobal Risk Regulator – 5 July 2018

How Fair Is Fair Market Value In The UK?Law360 – 4 June 2018

Is there now a definition for “fair market value” in the context of the Global Master Repurchase Agreement 2000 edition?Global Banking and Finance Review – 16 May 2018

FCA Enforcement Strategy May Influence Litigation PrivilegeLaw360 – 29 May 2018

What to expect next from FCAFT Adviser – 10 May 2018

Why RBS Might Be Spared Wave Of Litigation By Small FirmsLaw360 – 6 March 2018

UK banking litigation: Tale of the tape – Commercial Dispute Resolution – 5 March 2018

 

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