Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

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Chambers UK 2012

Kamal is the head of Stephenson Harwood's Africa and India Groups. He specialises in complex, cross-border international arbitration, litigation and fraud and asset tracing.

He has acts for Governments, Government entities, banks, private corporations and high net worth individuals in a range of matters including those relating to projects and infrastructure, joint ventures, banking products, shareholder disputes, energy disputes, and a range of schemes commonly used to defraud individuals and corporations.

His experience includes the following countries: Bahamas, Bermuda, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Jersey, Kenya, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Somalia, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Kamal is highly ranked in the Legal directories including Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000, and was listed in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 list of leading lawyers in the UK for 2009 and 2014. Kamal is currently the Vice President of the LCIA African Users Council and a Director of the Business Council for Africa.

Legal 500 and Chambers have said the following about Kamal:

 “Kamal Shah leads the firm's Africa group…Market commentators note his extensive activity in Africa, where he handles arbitration and litigation as well as fraud matters.” Chambers & Partners Global 2015 (Dispute Resolution - Africa-Wide)

“Kamal Shah is head of the Africa group, with his extensive Kenyan experience particularly notable. Sources commend him for being 'charming, and wonderful at handling clients.'" Chambers and Partners Global 2013 (Corporate/Commercial: Africa-wide) 

“Kamal Shah is a canny lawyer.” Legal 500 UK 2014

"Kamal Shah is a charming practitioner" Legal 500 UK 2014 (Dispute Resolution) 

“Stephenson Harwood's Africa practice is led by the multi-lingual Kamal Shah, who has considerable experience working in West and East Africa.” Energy and Infrastructure: Sub-saharan Africa 2013

"Kamal Shah is a 'shrewd' litigator" Legal 500 UK 2013

Kamal has been involved in a number of complex and multi-jurisdictional frauds in Africa which has involved tracing assets in those jurisdictions as well as Europe, USA, the Carribean, UAE, Asia and Canada. He has acted for Governments, Government entities, banks, private corporations and high net worth individuals in a range of fraud matters including those relating to projects and infrastructure, banking products and a range of schemes commonly used to defraud individuals and corporations. He is currently advising the Arab Republic of Egypt in relation to the mismanagement of US $ billions by the former Regime, one of the largest international investigations into a former Regime's mismanagement of funds.