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Ali Malek

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Energy & Natural Resources - UK

Band 2

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Ali Malek QC
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.
Strengths: "An advocate that has the ear of the courts. He has amazing strategic vision." "He is extremely good with clients."
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 1

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Ali Malek QC
Strengths: "So experienced, he is terrific with clients, great on his feet and superb in cross-examination." "Quick-thinking and pragmatic, he has excellent judgement and is a phenomenal advocate. You run out of superlatives to describe him."
Recent work: Defended Banque Havilland & Vladimir Bolelyy against allegations of fraudulent conspiracy brought by the State of Qatar concerning an alleged attempt to destroy the economy by devaluing the Qatari riyal and undermining public confidence in the Qatari bonds market.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery - UK

Band 3

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Ali Malek QC
Strengths: "A very, very strong silk - he's an exceptional advocate." "A very practical barrister."
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global Market Leaders

Band 1

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Ali Malek QC
Handles a broad range of international arbitration disputes regarding oil and gas, infrastructure, banking and joint venture matters, among others. He acts on behalf of governments, investors, shareholders, charities and international companies in arbitrations across the Middle East, Europe and Asia. He is familiar with the rules of various arbitral bodies including the LCIA and ICSID. He also has expertise handling disputes under Sections 67 and 69 of the International Arbitration Act 1996.
Strengths: "An impressive, very thoughtful barrister who gives terrific strategic advice and really thinks through the issues in a deep way." "A charming advocate and one of the leading names."
Recent work: Acted for the Republic of Kazakhstan in a long-running attempt by members of the Stati family and their companies to enforce a USD500 million arbitration award.
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