Jamil Mustafa

Called to the Bar 2018

Jamil joined South Square as a tenant in October 2020.

Jamil accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of practice including insolvency and restructuring, banking and finance, commercial litigation and arbitration, offshore litigation, company law and civil fraud.

As a pupil, Jamil assisted on a variety of matters spanning Chambers’ areas of practice, including the subordinated debt litigation arising out of the collapse of Lehman Brothers (In re LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Limited (in administration)); a potential application under Part 2 of the Banking Act 2009; litigation concerning securitisation structures (for example, Business Mortgage Finance 6 Plc v Roundstone Technologies Ltd); a dispute between the investors and administrators of a medical research company (Re Fortuna Fix Ltd (in administration)); and a multi-million pound classic car finance dispute.

Over the course of his pupillage, Jamil also drafted advice and research notes on a number of points, including the operation of statutory set-off in a building society insolvency procedure; the characterisation of a discretionary portfolio management agreement; the entitlement of a note trustee to adopt third-party expenses in connection with a securitisation structure; and the status and effect of a clause providing for non-binding arbitration in a different jurisdiction on prospective English proceedings.

Before coming to the Bar, Jamil graduated with a First Class degree in Government and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was then awarded a Master of Philosophy degree in American History with Distinction from the University of Cambridge where he ranked first in his class. Subsequently, Jamil obtained a Distinction on the Graduate Diploma in Law from City, and in the year before commencing pupillage, studied the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, graduating with a Distinction.

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