ProfileArfan Khan specialises in Commercial Chancery, Public and International Law. His practice covers the full spectrum of trial and appellate disputes across the business and commercial world, including banking & finance, civil fraud, property, intellectual property, employment, chancery, insolvency, company, insurance, arbitration, public and public international law. He has 18 years’ experience, having been called to the Bar in 2001 and was awarded:
Banking & Finance Barrister of the Year, Corporate Livewire Awards.
Leading Chancery Barrister of the Year 2015, ACQ Global Awards 2015.
Leading Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year 2015, ACQ Global Awards 2015.
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year 2015, The Lawyer Monthly 2015.
He is listed in the directory of Global Law Experts as an IP Litigation Expert in England.
He was named Times Lawyer of the Week 2009 and has received judicial recognition for his advocacy in reported cases, including the following:
"Strongly and perfectly properly advanced the case": Elias LJ in LB Congo v Secretary of State  EWCA Civ 1613.
“Focused”, “helpful” and “concise”: Patten LJ, Tomlinson LJ and Floyd LJ in Geller & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 45,  All ER (D) 54.
“Advanced cogent arguments”: Rimer LJ in Gaurilcikiene v Tesco Stores  EWCA Civ 1612.
“Able submissions both orally and in writing”: Lloyd LJ in Secretary of State v Property Investor’s Courses Ltd & Anor  EWCA Civ 104.
“Ably represented [the Appellant]… in the best traditions of the Bar in a case involving a hugely complex background”: Wall LJ and Holeman J in M v M  2 FLR 957.
LLM (UCL). Distinction in Insolvency Law. Recipient of the UCL Potts Scholarship for 1st place in the All UK Universities Post Graduate Essay Competition in Commercial Law – awarded after an oral defence of the thesis. Participants included post-graduate students from the University of Oxford and Cambridge.
Other awards and activities
Recipient of the University Moot Court award for exemplary oral and written advocacy.
Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn.
Mitchell’s Scholar for participation in the Quarter Final of the World Universities Debating Championships.
Nathanson Scholar for first place in the Nabarro Nathanson Mooting Competition.
Listed in the International Asian Who’s Who Guide.
Former tutor and examiner in Property Law at the University of Sheffield.
As a student, published in the Law Quarterly Review.
Member of the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists.
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