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Kambiz Larizadeh

Kambiz Larizadeh

Akin Gump LLPEighth FloorTen Bishops SquareLondonEnglandE1 6EG

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "brilliant" Kambiz Larizadeh is praised by peers for his high-profile work representing international corporations and high-net worth individuals in litigation proceedings.


Kambiz is a partner in Akin Gump's disputes team, focusing on complex cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration.

He has extensive experience of leading teams on a wide range of high-value and complex international disputes, often involving allegations of misconduct and fraud. His clients have included large international corporates, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, and a number of high-net-worth individuals.

Kambiz has advised on a number of "bet the company" disputes, freezing injunctions and anti-suit proceedings in support of domestic litigation and arbitration.

Representative cases include: advising a Russian conglomerate on a US$1 billion litigation concerning Russia’s biggest power company; representing a Russian oil and gas company in $380 million fraud proceedings involving claims brought against four Ukrainian high-net-worth businessmen; acting for one of the largest property development companies in the Middle East in a US$1 billion High Court multi-jurisdictional action involving allegations of conspiracy and breach of confidence (one of The Lawyer's top 20 cases of 2014); defending BVG against claims in excess of US$200 million by JPMorgan under a single tranche collateralised debt obligation (one of The Lawyer's top 20 cases of 2014); acting for Roman Abramovich in a multibillion-dollar dispute for breach of contract, breach of trust and intimidation arising from the creation of the Russian oil company Sibneft and the Russian aluminium company Rusal; acting for a high-net-worth individual on a US$1.2 billion LCIA dispute involving the acquisition of mining assets in Ukraine; acting for a consortium of Western bondholders in a US$250 million LCIA claim against a Russian debtor accused of fraud; and advising on asset recovery surrounding the collapse of Enron Corp.

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