Asif Ahmed


Asif Ahmed

020 7636 6969
Practice Areas

Asif converted to law after a career in engineering during which he worked at some leading manufacturing companies. He specialises in resolving high value commercial, property, and probate disputes often involving complex and novel situations, cross border jurisdictions, and covering a multiple of disciplines.

Often Asif acts for clients who find themselves in genuine disagreements but where the commercial relationship between the contracting parties need to be maintained. His Commercial Litigation practice includes advising on commercial contract and tort cases, company and personal insolvency matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, banking and trust disputes. Asif's Property Litigation practice includes advising on a wide range of disputes including construction, planning and developments, and nuisance claims. He also advises on contested probate matters involving substantial estates often with assets across several jurisdictions, Inheritance Act and Administration of estates claims.

As well as acting in cases in the High Court and at the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court. Asif advises both domestic and international clients on arbitrations conducted under the major institutional rules.

Asif has recently acted on disputes in the, property, construction, energy, retail, banking and food and beverage sectors and his cases include:

  • acting for high street retailer in a passing off dispute and obtaining injunctive relief acting for franchisees operating in multiple jurisdictions
  • acting for joint venture party in substantial arbitration in the oil & gas sector advising airlines in pension protection fund related matter
  • advising high net worth clients in banking and disputes concerning financial products and investments
  • representing clients in acrimonious partnership disputes
  • advised Clients on disputes relating to listings on the LSE and AIM, in particular relating to IPO and New and Recent Issue. Recently Asif has advised clients who were undergoing shareholder dispute whilst trading had been suspended on the LSE.
  • acting for engineering and architectural consultants involved in development and construction disputes obtained specific performance of property contracts for sale
  • acting for and advising developers in judicial and statutory review challenges to planning consents on high value developments
  • advising Administrators and Liquidators in substantial construction disputes
  • advising developers and neighbouring proprietors in Right to Light disputes
  • representing clients in substantial construction adjudications
  • Advising executors and beneficiaries in high value probate disputes

Significant judgments Asif has been involved in include:

  • Olympic Airlines The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellants) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent)[2015] UKSC 27
  • Hard Rock CafĂ© Limited and Another v HRCKY Limited [2013] JRC 244B
  • Olympic Airlines SA [2013] EWCA Civ 643 Olympic Airlines SA [2013] EWCA Civ 218 (25 February 2013) Olympic Airlines SA [2012] BCC 841, [2012] BPIR 1163, [2012] IL Pr 35
  • Ellis Building Contractors Ltd v. Goldstein [2011] EWHC 269 (TCC)
  • Quest Advisors v McFeely (2011) LTL 9.12.2011
  • Quest Advisors v McFeely LTL 22.10.09
  • Thane Investments Ltd & Ors v Tomlinson & Ors [2006] EWHC 1182 (Ch) (26 May 2006)

Personal Interests

Reading history, Opera

and Arsenal F.C.

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