Partner

Waleed Tahirkheli

hbdev

London
Commercial & Contractual Disputes

Waleed is a partner at Eldwick Law and leads the Commercial Litigation & Arbitration department. He has acted for multinationals, high-net worth individuals and state entities in proceedings before the High Court, Court of Appeal and several International Arbitration centres. 

Waleed advises clients on their commercial and private disputes, and works closely with the Corporate & Commercial team to resolve matters at the earliest possible opportunity. He has full rights of audience as a Solicitor Advocate of the Supreme Court and has carried out advocacy in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. 

Innovative, personable and very commercial, Waleed has the trust of his clients and can identify the right strategic approach in order to resolve even the most intractable disputes.  He works closely with lawyers from all over the world, and has developed close relationships with leading barristers’ chambers.  

Here are some examples of Waleed’s work:

  • Acted for a state entity in a UNCITRAL arbitration against the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
  • Advised a state entity on arbitration proceedings relating to the delivery of state vessels 
  • Advised a multi-national construction company on arbitration claims against a multi-national oil corporation
  • Acted for a multi-national oil company in various applications before the General Court in Luxembourg to de-list from the EU sanctions list
  • JP -v- GHH: Acting for an international businessman in a multi-million pound claim against an international hotel chain before the High Court
  • GO – Advising an international NGO on data protection litigation and representations to the Information Commissioner’s Office 
  • SLR – Acting for a multinational corporate in applications to offshore jurisdictions for the reinstatement and the restructuring of their subsidiaries 
  • Arora & Anr -v- Inner City Apartments & Anr – Successfully acted for the claimants/part 20 defendants in a claim for a declaration over the ownership of several high-value properties in London; obtaining judgment and defending the counterclaims against them after a 5 day trial in the High Court.  
  • Dark Lane Fitness Ltd & Ors v Jan Spaticchia & energie Direct Franchising Ltd & energie Global Brand Management: acting for a group of franchisees in fraudulent misrepresentation claims against the former CEO of the energie fit4less franchise
  • London Infrastructure Limited v Afzal Amin [2020] EWHC 2192 (Ch): acted for the Claimants in obtaining an interim injunction and summary judgement for, inter alia, delivery up of valuable mineral samples of a Kazakh mining company.
  • Gate Ventures Plc [2020] EWHC 709 (Ch): acting for shareholders in obtaining an administration order against a company that had raised over £24.5 million from 3,000 mainly Chinese shareholders. The case attracted significant media attention as the company had provided a loan of £500,000 to the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. There is now an order for an administrator to be appointed to investigate claims against the company.
  • Quaradeghini v Mischon De Reya (A Firm) [2019] EWHC 3523 (Ch): acting for the appellant in an instant appeal against a strike out of the claim for “warehousing” along the Grovit v Doctor line of authorities
  • Al-Rawas v Hassan Khan & Co [2017] EWCA Civ 42
  • Thamer Al-Shanfari v Hassan Khan & Co [2017] 1 W.L.R. 2301: conjoined appeals before the Court of Appeal to determine whether the Limitation Act 1980 s.35(3) allowed a counterclaim to be brought where a fresh action required to advance that claim would have been out of time.
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
  • University of Leeds (Spanish and Portuguese)
  • BPP University ( Higher Rights of Audience Civil)
  • Admitted: 2015