Samar Abbas Kazmi joined Atkin Chambers today (Tuesday 12 January 2021), having previously practised from 39 Essex Chambers. Samar specialises in commercial law with a particular emphasis on construction, infrastructure and energy disputes.
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 soon-to-be star in this region”. In Chambers UK Bar he is described as “a very talented and promising junior for international arbitration” and The Legal 500 notes that Samar is “a superb advocate, commercially minded and prodigiously hard-working. He brings commercial insight to any case and is a pleasure to work with.”
“The members of Atkin Chambers are delighted to welcome Samar who joins our group of outstanding junior barristers,” commented Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Head of Atkin Chambers.
“I am thrilled to be joining Atkin Chambers, a set which is a great fit for my practice. I am grateful for the warm welcome that its members have already given to me and am looking forward to being part of its continued success,” commented Samar Abbas Kazmi.
“Samar’s commercial experience makes him a welcome addition to Chambers. His expertise will complement the existing members offering in complex Energy and Construction and Engineering disputes. Samar’s general commercial background will equally be of great benefit to clients,” commented Chief Executive Officer and Director of Clerking David Barnes.
Samar Abbas Kazmi has a broad domestic practice as well as being particularly well-respected internationally where he has developed an excellent international arbitration practice. As an advocate, Samar focuses on technically-complex matters concerning large developments and infrastructure projects, often involving parties in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, University College London, where he teaches contract administration and law.