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Afzalah Sarwar focuses on complex commercial matters involving both litigation and arbitration, and counsels and advises companies in electronic disclosure and information governance processes. Afzalah represents both public and private companies, multinational corporations, banks, private equity firms, and others in matters including multijurisdictional contractual and banking disputes, and governmental investigations. Afzalah has represented clients in both English High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, and before various arbitral bodies.
As part of Morgan Lewis’s eData practice, Afzalah also employs thoroughly documented and successful techniques for managing disclosure. She works with companies in all phases of electronic disclosure, including advising on various preservation, collection, data processing, document review, and production-related strategies.
Acting for a Kazakh defendant in both English High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings with respect to applications challenging the English Court's jurisdiction and to set aside a freezing order in relation to claims brought by a Kazakh bank in subrogation, conspiracy to defraud, unjust enrichment, and constructive trusteeship for over US$1 billion.
Acting for a London Stock Exchange listed company (and its subsidiaries in Ukraine) in the oil and gas sector in relation to claims against a number of its former officers and various contracting parties for, inter alia, bribery, conspiracy to defraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duties.
Acting for a Bahraini venture capital bank in a DIAC Arbitration with respect to claims arising out of an alleged breach of a share purchase agreement involving shares in a Qatari engineering and construction company.
Acting for an international investment bank in relation to a US$200 million multijurisdictional dispute involving claims for fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation against another bank, following the collapse and insolvency of the borrower.
Acting for a major global airline in connection with worldwide cartel investigations into the air cargo industry, with responsibility for the review of evidence in Europe with relation to both European Commission and US Department of Justice investigations.
(Pro bono) Acting for a registered charity in connection with disputes with its former directors, corporate governance issues, and legal proceedings brought by its former auditor.
England & Wales (Solicitor)
College of Law of England and Wales, England, 2002, LPC, With Distinction
University of London, King's College London, 2001, LLB, With Honours