Mohammed Zaman QC takes tenancy at No5

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

A Silk who is respected for his commercial and international expertise has joined the Commercial and International Groups at No5 Chambers.

Mohammed Zaman QC, who is also a Registered Practitioner of the DIFC (Dubai International Finance Centre) Courts and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators says, “I was attracted to No5 Chambers because of its growing presence and stature on the international stage. They already have a number of exceptional barristers who advise and represent parties in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They are an excellent fit for my work in the Middle East and South Asia. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Commercial and International Groups at No5 on yet further complex and high value cases.”

Tony McDaid, Practice Director at No5 Chambers comments: “I am delighted to welcome Mohammed to No5.  His presence helps to underline the high regard in which our Commercial and International Groups are held and the commitment of No5’s Silks and juniors to provide to legal services not just in Britain but overseas. I look forward to No5 playing a role in Mohammed’s continuing success and his contribution to the national and international reputation of No5 Chambers.”

Conversationally fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi, Mohammed Zaman QC, has regularly been listed by Chambers and Partners (the leading independent directory) as a top tier silk.  They say that “He is a popular choice for cases involving fraud and dishonesty.” Mohammed Zaman QC excels across the full range of commercial disputes. "An excellent advocate and strong in mediation," he is “aware of the commercial and practical realities" facing his clients. "Highly sophisticated" in his approach, he achieves results in even the most difficult of cases as he is a "ferocious cross-examiner" and “can hold the interest of the court.”

Mohammed Zaman QC’s recent international cases have included appearing in the Dubai World Tribunal in the trial of the claim by the former CEO of  the then largest property developer in the world in his claim for long term incentive payments; appearing in the Dubai World Tribunal in a trial, where the claimant was seeking recovery of deposit of AED 57,000,000 paid over in connection with an iconic development that did not proceed; advising on a dispute between a contractor and employer in a mega project in Pakistan; and being appointed by the ICC Paris as an arbitrator in a franchise dispute between a leading US hotel chain and its Italian franchisee.

In England, Mohammed Zaman QC has a strong reputation in shareholder disputes, fraud, bribery, directors’ disqualification and restraint of trade.

Anyone who wishes to know more about the breadth of expertise available from the International and Commercial Groups and No5 Chambers should telephone 0845 210 5555 or contact the clerks on [email protected]no5.com or [email protected].

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