South Square is delighted to announce that we will be offering tenancies to our 2021-2022 pupil this year. Congratulations to Rabin Kok.
Rabin topped his year at Cambridge University and graduated with a First-Class degree in Law, and also as a Senior Scholar of Peterhouse. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford University, from which he graduated with a Distinction.
Before coming to the Bar, Rabin won several moot titles (including the Oxford vs Cambridge Intervarsity Advocacy Cup) and also mooted at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot, where he came in 2nd in 2018 and 16th in 2019 out of over 360 teams. At Oxford, Rabin assisted Professor Sir Roy Goode in preparing the UNIDROIT Commentaries on the Cape Town Convention, and its Aircraft and MAC Protocols. He also assisted Professor Jennifer Payne in preparing Schemes of Arrangement (2nd Edition, 2021) the leading practitioner’s text on the subject.
During pupillage, Rabin assisted with complex commercial, financial, insolvency, and fraud litigation. He also assisted with Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov  EWHC 1166 (Ch) on proprietary freezing injunctions, the Smile Telecoms and Amigo schemes, and the ongoing Utility Point test case relating to novel points on restitution of unjust enrichment and constructive trusts arising from the insolvencies of failed UK energy suppliers.
Rabin has particular experience of Chambers’ international/offshore practice, particularly in high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Examples of cases he has assisted with include the winding up of a solvent closed-end fund in the Cayman Islands following a heavily contested trial (Re BAF Latam Credit Fund, FSD 24 of 2021), and with advising on termination rights under a US$370m share sale and purchase agreement subject to Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration.