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Zulfikar Khayum

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Construction , International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 4

Zulfikar Khayum  
Zulfikar Khayum practises across a broad range of construction, engineering and energy litigation both domestically and internationally. He is particularly knowledgeable in international arbitrations, as well as litigation concerning UK infrastructure projects.
Strengths: "Astonishingly good at grinding through case material and extraordinarily good at cross-examination on technical matters."
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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London (Bar)

Band 2

Zulfikar Khayum
Zulfikar Khayum is a highly proficient at handling construction-related arbitrations and regularly appears before tribunals in the Middle East and Asia. He acts in complex disputes, often governed by ICC and SIAC rules. He is particularly adept at handling issues of delay and contract terminations.
Strengths: "He is very hard-working and presents well in hearings." "Zulfikar is a strong and very effective cross-examiner, matched with a keen intellect and assiduous attention to details."
Recent work: Represented the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development in a High Court challenge brought in respect of a partial award in a long-running arbitration involving claims of over USD1 billion.
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Practice Areas

Zulfikar practices across all areas of construction, engineering and energy sectors in both the domestic and international context, with a special focus on large-scale, high-value and complex international projects. He has experience of dealing with matters in arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation. He has represented employers, architects, contractors, sub-contractors, developers, funders, insurers, individuals and others. He has also advised in the context of ongoing major projects and is often asked provide tactical advice. Zulfikar has appeared in numerous court and arbitration hearings as leading and junior counsel including multiple trials. He has advised and acted in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules and governing laws in different jurisdictions and been instructed in High Court applications relating to the Arbitration Act 1996. His international arbitration experiences include major hearings in London, the Middle East (UAE and beyond), Singapore, Hong Kong and the Bahamas. Recent experiences include, amongst others, disputes relating to: the construction of a major hospital; a data centre; wastewater facilities; roads with associated infrastructure; airport facilities; oil refinery renovation; semi-submersible oil rig renovation; hotels and associated facilities; mining plants; waste processing plants; power plants; and PFI disputes. Zulfikar has also acted as an ICC arbitrator and takes arbitral appointments.

Career

LLB (Hons); BCL (Oxon). Called 2006.

Professional Memberships

TECBAR, LCLCBA, COMBAR, SCL.

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Zulfikar Khayum

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