1. Neumans LLP Nabeel Sheikh

Nabeel Sheikh

“Nabeel Sheikh enjoys a great reputation, with market commentators highlighting his impressive spectrum of work and great strategic thought process.”
Chambers UK 2014

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Nabeel is an internationally renowned lawyer and the Senior Partner and Founder of Neumans LLP.

Nabeel is an expert in litigation with an underlying element of criminal conduct or fraud. He is ranked as a leading individual in litigation, white-collar crime & business crime in the foremost legal directories, including Global Law Experts, Legal Experts Directory and Chambers & Partners UK, and has received numerous awards in recognition of his expertise in these areas.

He was a supervisory member of the Specialist Fraud Panel, and his expertise extends to both criminal and civil/commercial fraud arising through a wide range of circumstances. He commonly defends those investigated by the highest level UK Government bodies/agencies.

Nabeel has substantial experience in all manner of proceedings where there are cross- jurisdictional issues in play. He advises at an international level in sanctions-related work: he represented Thamer Al Shanfari in his successful application to the Court of First Instance removing him from an EU (Zimbabwe) restrictions list for alleged ties with the Mugabe regime. The restriction was imposed by the European Commission and Council of the European Union.

 

 

He has recently acted for the then premier league football club, Portsmouth FC, which faced a winding-up petition presented by HMRC. The case attracted significant media attention both here and abroad.

Nabeel is currently instructed by the former Chairman and CEO of Triton Petroleum, a Kenya-based oil marketing company, which collapsed following allegations of fraud and political corruption. Extradition is sought by the Government of Kenya, which alleges that Triton’s collapse led to severe food and oil shortages across the country. 

Nabeel has developed a niche client base dealing with non-UK nationals, with much of this work referred through personal recommendation by individuals with significant wealth and/or political standing. He frequently acts in cases involving a high level of political sensitivity and is noted for his ability to act with the utmost diligence, efficiency and discretion.

Neumans LLP Nabeel Sheikh

Nabeel Sheikh

“Nabeel Sheikh enjoys a great reputation, with market commentators highlighting his impressive spectrum of work and great strategic thought process.”
Chambers UK 2014

Career

  • 2005 Senior Partner, Neumans LLP
  • 2003 Senior Partner, Amer Sargent
  • 1998 Partner, AP Law

Awards

  • Expert in white collar crime — Legal Experts directory every year since 2002
  • “Founder and senior partner Nabeel Sheikh is commended for being ‘very sharp’ and ‘paying special attention’ to clients.” — Chambers UK 2013
  • Recommended Attorney: Nabeel Sheikh — Global Law Experts 2013
  • White-collar crime: Nabeel Sheikh — Legal Experts Directory 2012
  • “Nabeel Sheikh is the founder and senior partner of the practice and acted in R v Karakas. ‘He knows when to be pragmatic’ say sources, who also consider him ‘an extremely good negotiator’.” — Chambers UK 2012
  • Nabeel Sheikh ranked for Business Crime — Leading Lawyer 100 2012
  • Nabeel Sheikh Lawyer of the Year: Business Crime — Corporate Live Wire Awards 2012

EU Sanctions

  • Tri Ocean Trading v Council of the European Union – Case No: T-709/14
    Acting for the applicant, listed on the EU Syrian sanction list in 2014 for allegedly supplying crude oil to the Syrian government
  • Tri Ocean Trading v Council of the European Union – Case No: T-384/16
    Acting for the applicant, listed on the EU Syrian sanction list in 2016 for allegedly supplying crude oil to the Syrian government
  • Tri Ocean Energy v Council of the European Union – Case No: T-719/14
    Acting for the applicant, listed on the EU Syrian sanction list in 2014 for allegedly supplying crude oil to the Syrian government
  • Tri Ocean Energy v Council of the European Union – Case No: T-383/16
    Acting for the applicant, listed on the EU Syrian sanction list in 2016 for allegedly supplying crude oil to the Syrian government
  • Mohamed Farahat v Council of the European Union – Case No: T-830/14
    Acting for the applicant, listed on the EU Syrian sanction list in 2014 for allegedly being involved in the supply of crude oil to the Syrian government. Successfully de-listed on 1 June 2016 and further successful in a Judgment by the General Court dated 9 September 2016 annulling the listing decision and regulation, and awarding costs in favour of the applicant.