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Asfandyar Qureshi

Asfandyar Qureshi

Call: 2019


Asfandyar Qureshi


Asfandyar joined Littleton in April 2023 upon completion of a third-six pupillage, having previously undertaken 12-month pupillage at a leading commercial set.

He has quickly established himself as a “go-to” early junior for commercial dispute resolution, particularly in matters with an international element. Current work includes:

  • Acting for a Russian energy company in LCIA proceedings on a c.$150m dispute with a major investment bank, arising out of a disputed loan (with Rupert D’Cruz KC).
  • Acting in relation to the dispute about the sale of 60 Sloane Avenue to the Vatican’s Secretariat of State of the Holy See (with Charles Samek KC): Athena Capital v Secretariat of State of the Holy See.
  • Acting for a steel company in a DIFC jurisdiction challenge on a c.$35 million dispute (with Mohinderpal Sethi KC): Paramjit Kahlon v Liberty Steel Group Ltd.
  • Acting for a Swiss consultancy company in its dispute with an offshore shipping company arising out of alleged breaches of contract and directors’ duties (with Mohinderpal Sethi KC): Seahorn Sarl v Navios Corporation.
  • Acting for a litigation funder in claims of breach of contract, breach of trust, conspiracy and fraud arising out of construction disputes in Bahrain and Hong Kong.

Asfandyar has a burgeoning commercial-employment crossover practice, with instructions on several business protection and partnership matters, both domestic and foreign. Current work includes:

  • Acting for a senior trader in High Court proceedings on a restrictive covenant and bonus dispute arising out of the trader’s move between rival hedge funds (with Niran de Silva KC): Jump Trading International Ltd v (1) Damien Couture (2) Verition Advisors (UK Partners) LLP.
  • Advising on the drafting of a settlement agreement between two management consultancy firms on an 8-figure USD dispute involving team move and bonus issues across multiple western and Middle Eastern jurisdictions (with James Bickford Smith).

He also accepts instructions through the full range of statutory employment and sports law and is experienced on his feet, having appeared unled before both the Employment Tribunal and the High Court.

Asfandyar has a stellar academic record, having graduated with First Class Honours (and equivalent) from both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as from City Law School. Prior to pupillage, he was the judicial assistant to Lord Justice Coulson in the Court of Appeal, and an analyst at an international commercial litigation firm. In the latter, he was primarily involved in the representation of an international businessman in high profile litigation across multiple jurisdictions arising out of the alleged “1MDB” fraud, concerning several billions of USD in controversy.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Business Protection and Partnerships

Statutory Employment


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