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Saaman is regularly instructed in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial, chancery and regulatory disputes with work often involving the intersection of these fields.
His work is often characterised by its size, novelty or complexity. Highlights from the past year include one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017, a $1 billion multi-jurisdictional civil fraud and a Financial List Trial which settled on the second day of the six-week listing.
Saaman has particular expertise in banking/financial services, pensions, civil fraud and professional negligence.
Saaman studied law at the University of Oxford where he was awarded the Peter Carter prize for the best examination results at his college.
Commercial & Chancery
Saaman’s commercial and chancery practice is diverse, high value, often engages conflicts of laws issues and comprises both led and unled work. His work spans a wide variety of commercial arrangements, banking and commercial fraud matters.
His recent experience includes:
Afren & Anor v Shahenshah & ors
$1 billion Commercial Court claim concerning a multi-jurisdictional commercial fraud.
Hockin v RBS & Anor
Six-week Financial List trial concerning a lender’s duties of good faith, LIBOR fraud and the mis-selling of financial products, which settled on the second day of trial.
Desiman v BOS & Ors
Commercial Court claim concerning LIBOR fraud, unlawful appointment of receivers and breaches of duties of good faith.
Dell v IB Maroc
£15m Commercial Court claim concerning the failure of a cross-border IT contract.
Dunn Motors v National Express
£20m Commercial Court claim concerning the termination of a transport contract.
Briggs & ors v Clay & ors
£60m Chancery Division multiparty professional negligence claim concerning the actions of solicitors, counsel and consultants.
ENRC v Dechert
A multi-faceted and substantial professional negligence claim, together with associated costs action, against a major international law firm arising out of its conduct during a regulatory investigation.
Saaman’s offshore experience includes:
M v St Anne Trustees
Guernsey Court of Appeal action concerning a Hasting Bass application and associated professional negligence action in England.
Afkar Capital v Fikry
Abu Dhabi Global Markets application for interim declarations in shareholder dispute.
Vitalo v Atlas Mara
Dubai International Financial Centre trial concerning a dispute between the Bank and its former CEO.
Appointments & Memberships
- Association of Pension Lawyers
- Chancery Bar Association
- Financial Services Lawyers Association
- The Commercial Bar Association
Saaman Pourghadiri is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
Areas of Law
- Business Crime
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Financial Services
- Pensions & Trusts
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law