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Raif Hassan

White & Case (London)

Raif Hassan is counsel in the Dispute Resolution Group of the White & Case’s London office, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration. Raif has experience of international commercial disputes resolved by ICC and LCIA arbitral proceedings, High Court litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and expert determination. He also advises clients on contentious competition matters and has experience of damages actions before both the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. Raif has worked with clients from a variety of sectors including financial services, defence, infrastructure, and automotive. As well as representing clients in dispute resolution proceedings, he also regularly provides advice on a range of contractual, jurisdictional and conflict of law issues, as well as on issues relating to the enforcement and recognition of judgments. Raif is committed to pro bono work and has received White & Case pro bono awards in 2015 and 2016 for his work with Children’s rights charities, the Whitechapel Homeless Mission and the Citizens Advice Bureau. In 2019, Raif was awarded the Firm’s Global Citizenship Cup for his continued pro bono efforts.

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Charles Balmain, Marc Israel, Raif Hassan, Robert Wheal, William Obree, Isabella Conceicao Silva The UK Supreme Court rules that many litigation funding agreements are unenforceable (Trucks Cartel)


In a heavy blow to the litigation funding industry, the UK Supreme Court has held that many litigation funding agreements are damages-based agreements and must comply with the relevant regulatory regime. Funders will be urgently reviewing their funding agreements amid widespread concern that (...)

Mark Powell, Charles Balmain, Marc Israel, Raif Hassan, Mark J. Gidley The England & Wales Court of Appeal adjusts-down a follow-on damages award in a cartel case and emphasises the principle that damages may only be compensatory, not punitive (BritNed / ABB)


In BritNed v ABB, the English Court of Appeal substantially reduced the UK’s first award of damages in a so-called cartel damages claim brought for breach of European competition law. In so doing, the Court rejected calls for a more strict and punitive approach to damages in cartel claims. The (...)


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