Written and oral advocacy is an important part of Hamid’s practice, in addition to advisory work. Prior to coming to the Cayman Islands, Hamid gained significant experience as a barrister in London, where he appeared in relation to a wide number of commercial disputes.
In the Cayman Islands, he has advised or acted for directors, shareholders, creditors, managers and other professional service providers in litigation and in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes, both pre- and post-liquidation. He has also acted for officeholders in high-profile restructurings (e.g. Luckin Coffee Inc.) and liquidations (e.g. Abraaj).
A number of Hamid’s instructions have involved advising and acting for companies (token issuers, investment funds, blockchain ecosystems), directors, and investors in connection with investments in cryptocurrency and other digital assets – including successfully resisting an application for injunctive relief over crypto tokens and contractual rights to tokens.
Hamid publishes and speaks on issues relevant to investment fund litigation, insolvency and restructuring.
Hamid is admitted to the Bars of the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and England & Wales. He is a Fellow of INSOL.