Mohammed Khamisa QC focuses his practice on commercial litigation, concentrating on complex multi-jurisdictional cases which often involve fraud, particularly within the banking and financial services sectors. Mohammed was made Queen's Counsel in 2006. Regularly travelling to the Middle East, Mohammed advises clients from the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, and other regions on a wide range of matters. His range of experience across jurisdictions means that he is frequently retained to manage and advise on legal issues of the most sensitive nature. His deep understanding of the Middle East is complemented by a broad network in the region.
With 35 years of experience at the Bar and recently at an International Law firm, encapsulating many aspects of Commercial Fraud (including white collar-prosecution and defence), formerly Leading Counsel on the panel of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other financial regulatory compliance, Mohammed frequently leads and manages teams of lawyers, accountants, forensic experts, and other professionals as part of an investigatory team. His background and knowledge adds to the overlap between commercial litigation and regulatory investigations.
Mohammed formerly served as Standing Counsel for the British Government’s Department of Trade and Industry, where he gained deep experience on matters which often overlap into civil and criminal investigations, such as company and insolvency law, directors’ duties, directors’ disqualification, and personal insolvency. He also served as Chairman of the Code Compliance Panel (CCP), which is responsible for the Phone Standards Authority's (PSA) adjudicatory function, regulating premium rate phone paid services in the United Kingdom.
He sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court and County Court and is a Panel Deemster of the High Court of the Isle of Man. He also Chairs the Bar Standards Summary Disciplinary Panel.
- Finance and banking services disputes
- Commercial litigation
- Maritime Finance disputes
- White collar and investigations