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Zaib R. Malik

Senior Associate
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Zaib Malik is a Senior Associate in the firm’s commercial disputes and government enforcement practices in London.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr Malik was an assistant solicitor for a leading niche litigation practice based in the city of London. He focused his practice on public law and international public law, defamation and general commercial litigation cases, where he acted in a number of applications to the European Court of Justice and the United Nations challenging international sanctions such as travel bans and asset-freezes placed on high net-worth individuals and corporate entities.

Since joining K&L Gates, Mr Malik has worked on a number of significant cases. He has acted for large corporations in a wide array of commercial disputes cases including outsourcing contract disputes, product liability claims and injunction applications. He has also gained significant experience in advising on sanctions compliance and carrying out internal investigations on behalf of major multinational corporations.

Mr Malik's recent representative experience as part of a team includes:
  • Acted for a large multi-national corporation in three cross-border arbitrations in respect of a multi-jurisdictional claim concerning allegations of breach of contract, negligence and misrepresentation
  • Acted for a multi-national corporation in discharging an English High Court quia timet injunction obtained by a major middle-east corporation and obtained favourable English High Court judgment
  • Acted in a major construction and engineering dispute between owner and operator of underground mass public transport system and an engineering contractor in relation to a large-scale power upgrade project
  • Acting for major legal financing fund, which has gone into liquidation, in respect of a multi-jurisdictional claim (over £100m) against the fund’s investment managers including its directors and associated entities for breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract and negligence 
  • Acting for a major French-Italian multinational electronics and semi-conductor manufacturer in respect of a product liability claim
  • Acted for a number of clients in relation to outsourcing contract disputes
  • Acted for the Respondent (property development company) in defending a strike out application at the High Court
  • Acted for a number of clients in appealing judgments at the Court of Appeal
  • Advised a large multinational business outsourcing contractor against a major global insurance company (FTSE 100) in relation to an outsourcing contract dispute and achieved favorable settlement for the client
  • Acted for a market-leading insurer in a springboard injunction application against ex-employees and a major multinational insurance corporation and achieved favorable settlement for the client
  • Successfully carried out major sanctions global compliance review for a leading global manufacturer (FTSE 250) involved in the foundry and advanced refractory industry
  • Carried out internal investigation on behalf of a leading online gambling company following a spate of cyber attacks on its servers
  • Assisted with large-scale internal investigation for a leading private security firm (FTSE 100) into alleged financial fraud