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Poonam Melwani QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Shipping & Commodities
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Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)

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Poonam Melwani QC
Poonam Melwani QC is a well-regarded silk who approaches shipping and commodities cases within the context of a far-reaching commercial practice. She is regularly instructed in charter party, bill of lading and general contract disputes. Her practice also includes disputes regarding alleged fraud.
Strengths: "Poonam is clever, imaginative and user-friendly." "She is effective and well known in the market."
Recent work: Successfully overturned the judgment of Zumax Nigeria v FCMB at the Court of Appeal.
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Poonam Melwani QC is a commercial silk who practises across the full spectrum of commercial, insurance, energy and shipping law, providing advisory and advocacy services. Praised as “...always in demand, she is as good on her feet as she is adept at mastering complex legal, factual and expert material....” (Chambers UK) Poonam has been ranked as a ‘Leading Silk’ over many years by the Legal Directories and was shortlisted for Shipping Silk of the Year at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2020. She represents clients in a wide variety of jurisdictions and arbitral regimes including ICC, LCIA, LMAA and ad hoc, as well as English High Court Litigation, mainly in the Commercial Court and the Appellate Courts.

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