Board of Advisers

Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP

1 Finsbury Circus

London, EC2M 7SH

United Kingdom



Kamal Shah is the head of Stephenson Harwood’s Africa and India groups. He specialises in complex, cross-border international arbitration, litigation and fraud and asset tracing.

Kamal acts for governments, government entities, banks, private corporations and high net worth individuals in a range of matters including those relating to projects and infrastructure, joint ventures, banking and finance, shareholder arrangements, energy and a range of schemes commonly used to defraud individuals and corporations.

Kamal is highly regarded by his peers and clients in his abilities in multi-jurisdictional disputes and ranked very highly in the Legal directories including The Legal 500, Chambers UK and IFLR 1000 as well as being listed in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 list of leading lawyers in the UK for 2009 and 2014. In addition, Chambers Global, Dispute resolution Africa-wide recognized his expertise in its 2015 edition where it was stated that ‘Market commentators note his extensive activity in Africa, where he handles arbitration and litigation as well as fraud matters’

Kamal is currently the vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration African Users Council and a director of the Business Council for Africa.