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Energy & Natural Resources - UK
Band 3
Strengths

Ali Malek QC (3 Verulam Buildings)
Strong commercial barrister with a broad practice that takes in a copious caseload in the oil and gas sector. He specialises in exploration issues, and has handled cases concerning assets in a number of African and Asian jurisdictions. Malek frequently appears as an advocate in arbitrations with an international aspect to them, including cases governed by ICC, LCIA and SIAC rules.
"A superb leader who is unrivalled in his ability to read the bench and present cases appropriately to maximise prospects. He has an impressive depth of experience in large Russia/Ukraine litigation and is also very accommodating and a pleasure to work with." "He's a formidable and extremely charming opponent."
Recent work: Continued to act as lead counsel in an appeal against a judgment concerning the alleged underselling of an oil field in Azerbaijan.

Strengths

Ali Malek QC
"Very versatile and an impressive advocate." "A superb leader, unrivalled in his ability to read the bench and present cases appropriately. He maximises the client's prospects."
Recent work: Represented the defendants, David and Jonathan Rowland, in a Commercial Court dispute brought by Michael Wright regarding the alleged repudiation of a contract-agreed option to acquire shares.

Strengths

Ali Malek QC
A respected advocate with a strong practice in banking, joint venture and shareholder disputes among many others. He is well regarded as an appeals advocate.
"A superb leader who is hard to beat in terms of his ability to read the bench and present cases appropriately in order to maximise prospects. He has an impressive depth of experience in large Russia/Ukraine litigation, and is also very accommodating and a pleasure to work with." "Ali is very smooth and polished in court."
Recent work: Acted for one of the defendants in a claim brought by Privatbank against its shareholders. The claim was alleged to be worth USD2.5 billion.

Arbitration (International) - The English Bar - Global-wide
Band 1
Strengths

Ali Malek QC of 3 Verulam Buildings
Handles a broad range of international arbitration disputes regarding oil and gas, infrastructure and joint venture matters among others. He has considerable experience of appearing before tribunals in numerous cities including Amsterdam, The Hague, London and Stockholm. He is familiar with the rules of various arbitral bodies including SIAC, the LCIA and the ICC.
"He has great judgement and is highly intelligent." "Very commercial and highly regarded for arbitration work."
Recent work: Represented Greek investors in a USD1 billion treaty arbitration against Cyprus resulting from the demise of Cyprus’s second biggest bank.