Nazanin Tajbakhsh

Solicitor

Expertise

Naz is a solicitor in the London office and is a member of the Shipping and the International Trade & Commodities Group.

Naz primarily acts for banks and commodity traders in trade, trade finance and shipping disputes, advising them on their rights, liabilities and remedies in contract and tort. Naz also has experience of handling civil fraud and conspiracy cases and is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association. She was most recently part of the team representing Banco Santander SA in the Court of Appeal case of National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd v Banco Santander SA [2017] EWCA Civ 27 where the Court considered the fraud exception to the autonomy principle in the context of on-demand performance securities.

In addition to litigation before the English courts, Naz is also involved in international arbitration and has advised clients in arbitration proceedings before ICC, LCIA, GAFTA, SAL, RSA and LMAA. She also has a good knowledge of FOSFA and BCA arbitration rules and procedures and most recently co-presented a talk on arbitration at the British Coffee Association’s 29th Education Seminar in London. Naz is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and the Young ICCA.

Naz is fluent in Persian/Farsi and French and has basic understanding of Arabic.

Career

In 2012, Naz joined Thomas Cooper as a Shipping Paralegal assisting in shipping (wet and dry) and international trade matters as well as dealing with regulatory crime cases. She commenced her training contract in September 2014 spending her first seat with the International Trade and Commodities team in London before joining the Piraeus office for 6 months where she was acting for ship owners, P&I clubs and hull underwriters in shipping disputes. She spent her final seat with the Corporate team in London covering non contentious company and corporate matters. Naz qualified in March 2016.

2014 LPC, BPP University; 2010-2011 LLM (Maritime Law), University College London; 2009-2010 BVC, BPP Law School; 2006-2009 LLB Law, King’s College London.