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Samar Abbas Kazmi

Barrister, Atkins Chambers

Samar Abbas Kazmi specialises in commercial, construction and technology disputes.
Samar has a broad domestic practice as well as being particularly well-respected
internationally where he has developed an excellent international arbitration practice. is a
highly sought-after senior junior at the construction bar, increasingly acting unled against
silks in litigation, arbitration (both international and domestic) and adjudication.

He has been involved in disputes concerning parties in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the
Caribbean, and has particular expertise in technically complex matters concerning large
developments and infrastructure projects, energy and cross-border litigation. As an
advocate, he has experience of handling disputes arising from joint ventures, long-term
commercial relationships and infrastructure projects.

He is particularly well-versed in dealing with technically complex large infrastructure matters
and long-run PFI contracts. The combined value of the disputes with which he has been
involved over the last year is in the region of £1B.

He is one of only three juniors spotlighted in Chambers Asia-Pacific (International Arbitration
– The Bar) in which he is described as “a formidable junior, a must-watch-out-for and soonto-be star in this region”.

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