Jumana Rahman is a partner in the London office of Cohen & Gresser and leads the firm’s UK commercial litigation practice. She has a particular focus on funds litigation and banking and financial services litigation, as well as judicial review claims.

In addition to acting on claims in the English courts, Jumana has significant experience handling complex cross-border commercial litigation. She has litigated cases in numerous jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, the BVI, Antigua, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Singapore, including professional negligence disputes, shareholder disputes, and claims arising out of insolvency. In recent years, she has represented companies in the banking and financial services sectors, investment funds, hedge funds, and other alternative investment vehicles, as well as large listed corporates. Jumana also has extensive experience representing Middle Eastern and African clients in complex international matters.

Prior to joining C&G, Jumana was counsel at Latham & Watkins in its London office. Chambers UK listed her in its securities litigation category, noting that she is “very knowledgeable and gives an all-round service” and describing her as “super-smart.” She has also been recognized by The Legal 500.

Jumana is a graduate of Cambridge University, where she received a degree in law.

Jumana Rahman is a partner in the London office of Cohen & Gresser and leads the firm’s UK commercial litigation practice. She has a…

Education

Cambridge University (B.A., Law 1994); College of Law, Chester (LPC, 1995)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales (Solicitor)

Activities and Affiliations

Co-Chair, Network for Knowledge

Trustee, Praxis Community Projects

Jumana Rahman spoke with the Financial Times about the potential implications of a forthcoming UK FCA test case in the English High Court relating to business interruption policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jumana Rahman spoke to Law360 about the British government’s emergency loan scheme for companies affected by the nationwide lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jumana commented on some of the potential problems facing banks that increase loan approvals for businesses that could ultimately fail.

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its disputes offering with the appointment of Jumana Rahman as Partner in the firm’s London office. Jumana will lead Cohen & Gresser’s UK commercial litigation practice. She has a particular focus on banking and financial services litigation and funds litigation, as well as judicial review claims. She brings over 20 years of experience acting for a range of clients in banking and financial services, investment and hedge funds, and large corporates, in proceedings in various jurisdictions including Antigua, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the U.S. Jumana also has extensive experience representing Middle Eastern and African clients in complex international matters.
In this C&G Client Alert, Jumana Rahman, Thomas Shortland, and Charlotte Ritchie examine the developing tension in the UK between insurers and policyholders regarding business interruption claims arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jumana Rahman and Charlotte Ritchie discuss the English law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on force majeure clauses, borrower-lender relations, offshore and fund litigation, and insurance cases, and consider the potential for transformational changes in the law, in an article for Lawyer Monthly

In light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 and other critical events of 2020, Jumana Rahman and Charlotte Ritchie consider the current state of force majeure in English law, and its impact on the performance of contractual obligations.

Jumana Rahman, Dawda Jawara, and Charlotte Ritchie consider the position of the UK borrower who defaults on debt due to COVID-19.

London team members Jeffrey M Bronheim, Jumana Rahman, Charlotte Ritchie, and Daniel H Mathias discuss the English law contractual provisions which may impact businesses and investors in light of the coronavirus epidemic.