Barrister / Partner


Sandip Patel QC FCIArb
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Sandip Patel QC FCIArb specialist in corporate, banking and financial service law. He advises clients across a range of industries and geographies, providing proactive and commercial legal advice on a broad range of corporate transactions including restructuring and insolvency, public and private fundraisings, this includes providing ongoing operation, regulatory and compliance services to investment funds and the project management of VCT public transactions requiring compliance with the Listing Rules and Prospectus Rules. 
He appears in domestic and international commercial disputes concerning fraud, finance, goods and services, energy and natural resources and construction. He appears in international arbitrations conducted under the rules of various institutions (ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA) and ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules within civil law and common-law jurisdictions. He appeared recently in a reported international arbitration case on the enforcement in England of a New York Convention award ([2018] EWHC 2713 (Comm)).
As head of Scarmans’ Data Protection Team and Chief Adviser to OSP Cyber Academy, he advises organisations on data laws, privacy, protection, and cyber security. He is Chairperson of the Cybercrime Practitioners’ Association. 
In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about him, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”, “a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court”. Described as “a truly exceptional lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail”.


1991: Middle Temple
2005: Isle of Man
2013: Grenada


2014: Queen's Counsel
2018: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry
OECS Bar Association
European Academy of Law
Caribbean Lawyer Network
LexisPSL Expert Panel Member: Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and Information Law