Kambiz Larizadeh joins Addleshaw Goddard's City ligitation practice
Addleshaw Goddard has appointed dispute resolution specialist Kambiz Larizadeh in its City litigation practice.
He will focus primarily on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, which are key growth areas for the firm. His appointment follows the hire of white-collar crime specialist Nichola Peters, who joined in June from Herbert Smith Freehills.
Larizadeh started his legal career as a barrister, gaining significant experience as a trial advocate both in the High Court and before arbitral tribunals.
He joins Addleshaw Goddard from Skadden Arps’ London office, where he was counsel in the International Arbitration Group. During his time there, he built up experience of leading teams on a range of high-value and complex international disputes, often involving allegations of misconduct and fraud, and acting for both claimants and defendants.
Larizadeh’s clients have included large international corporates, major financial institutions, media and technology companies, airlines and a number of high-net-worth individuals, including Roman Abramovich.
Larizadeh has a broad litigation expertise and has advised on a diverse range of commercial disputes, mandatory and prohibitive injunctions, international and domestic freezing injunctions and anti-suit proceedings in support of domestic litigation and arbitration. He has also acted in a number of ‘bet the company’ litigations and arbitrations involving claims in excess of $1bn (£657m).
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