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, ranging from professional negligence disputes and shareholder disputes, to claims arising out of insolvency. In recent years, she has represented investment funds, hedge funds, other alternative investment vehicles, and companies in the banking and financial services sectors, as well as large listed corporates. Jumana also has extensive experience representing Middle Eastern and African clients in complex international matters.
Jumana is currently recognized by The Legal 500 UK in the area of Commercial Litigation as a Next Generation Partner and has been listed by Chambers UK in its securities litigation category. The Legal 500 commentary notes that she is a “star litigator” and that “she has excellent judgement, adjusts as the facts change, and (is) the right person to have on your side. Very steely and a calm presence in the eye of the storm.” Chambers commentary notes that she is “very knowledgeable and gives an all-round service” and “super-smart.”
Prior to joining C&G, Jumana was at Latham & Watkins in its London office. Jumana graduated from Cambridge University, with a law degree.
Jumana Rahman is a partner in the London office of Cohen & Gresser and leads the firm’s UK commercial litigation practice. She has a…
Cambridge University, Corpus Christi College; College of Law, Chester
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Activities and Affiliations
Co-Chair, Network for Knowledge
Trustee, Praxis Community Projects
- Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
- Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)
- Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market
- John Gibson: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market; Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals); Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
- Richard Kovalevsky QC: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market; Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals); Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
- Jumana Rahman: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market
- Thomas Shortland: Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market; Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
- Tim Harris: Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals); Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
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.
- Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal overturned the previous decision of the High Court in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc.
- The claim concerned the liability of Barclays Bank for carrying out transfers that constituted an ‘authorised push payment’ fraud on Mrs Philipp – transfers that were requested and authorised by her, but induced by a third party through the use of fraudulent representations.
- Mrs Philipp had argued that Barclays was liable for her losses because of its failure to comply with its Quincecare duty – a duty that has risen to prominence as a result of several high-profile cases in recent years.
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.
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.
- Litigation & Arbitration