Anjuli Patel

Anjuli Patel

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Anjuli is a senior associate and solicitor-advocate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. She has substantial experience working in the Firm's offices in London, Johannesburg and Hong Kong on a wide range of contentious and regulatory issues.  

Anjuli has an MBA from Imperial College London, equipping her with a strong commercial focus and valuable business insight. She is also a member of the Mayor of London's Infrastructure Advisory Panel, supporting City Hall's work towards improving London's infrastructure.

Practice Focus

Anjuli's practice focuses on dispute resolution. She represents clients in high-value, multiparty disputes in international arbitration and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on M&A and construction disputes in Africa and the Middle East.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a major power generation company in debt claims over investments in Southern Africa
  • Acting for the contractor of a high-value Kazakhstani project in ICC arbitration claims for wrongful termination and recovery of performance bond monies.
  • Acting for a major energy services business in the South African power sector in adjudication proceedings relating to the wrongful termination of an NEC3 Term Service Contract.
  • Advising a multinational conglomerate on its remedies regarding the target company's reduced profitability in a split signing and completion multibillion-dollar M&A deal.
  • Advising a consortium of international companies in defending UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings relating to services obligations in respect of a public-private partnership (PPP) in Bermuda.
  • Advising a high-net-worth individual in Commercial Court proceedings involving a number of English and Saudi law claims.
  • Acting for a major bank in defending claims involving allegations of software investment fraud.
  • Acting for a Ukrainian company in a complex multiparty dispute worth USD 950 million involving multiple English and Ukrainian law claims, counterclaims and additional claims over the ownership of various high-value industrial businesses in Ukraine.
  • Advising a major Chinese insurance company in complex litigation involving underlying fraudulent activity.
  • African Export-Import Bank v Shebah Exploration & Production Co Ltd [2018] 1 WLR 487: Successfully represented a syndicate of African banks in a USD 150 million debt claim against a Nigerian corporate borrower; appeal related to the applicability of the Unfair Contracts Terms Act 1977 to a “no set-off clause” in a syndicated facility agreement.  

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Society of Construction Law
  • LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group

Corporate Responsibility

  • Advising a nonprofit group in successfully settling a damages claim brought by a disgruntled member of its homeless and welfare services.
  • Acting as solicitor-advocate as part of the Court of Appeal pro bono advocacy scheme to provide advocacy for litigants in person in permission to appeal hearings.
  • Preparing targeted country-specific advice for a nonprofit group on the rights and status of refugee children to help volunteers and advocates on the ground understand the legal options available to these children.
  • Acting for the claimant in R (Miss Glen Walford) v Worcestershire County Council, Secretary of State for Health intervening [2014] EWHC 234 (Admin) in successfully quashing the local authority's decision to take account of the value of the claimant's family home when assessing her mother's ability to pay care home charges. The decision was appealed [2015] EWCA Civ 22 and the Court of Appeal subsequently remitted it on the basis that the local authority need only consider circumstances pertaining at the date of entry into care.
  • Advising United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on its landmark intervention in RT (Zimbabwe) and others (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2012] UKSC 38 before the Supreme Court. Baker McKenzie referred to this case as its proudest pro bono case for 2012 (The Guardian Law Blog).
 

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2013)

Education

  • Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London (M.B.A. (with distinction)) (2019)
  • College of Law at London (Legal Practice Course) (2011)
  • King's College London, UK (LL.B. (Honours: English Law)) (2010)
  • Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne (Master's Degree (Maitrise en droit: French Law)) (2010)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong 
  • Johannesburg
  • Author, "Life after Brexit: London's status in International Arbitration," Without Prejudice Law Magazine, September 2016. Also published in Cover Publications on 5 October 2016.
  • Contributor, Baker McKenzie's Global Arbitration News Blog, 2015.
  • Author, "Costs in Arbitration: When Should Parties Make Their Submissions?" LexisNexis, August 2014.
  • Author, "London: Drastic Proposals," Global Arbitration Review, July 2014.
  • Author, "Media Operators: Practical Tips for Navigating the Threat of Anonymous Posters," Baker McKenzie Public Law Annual Digest, December 2013.
  • Contributor, Baker McKenzie Product Liability Annual Review, December 2013.
  • Author, "Third-party Funding in International Arbitration," The Korean Arbitration Review, November 2013.
  • Author, "Social Media: Freedom of Expression Versus Protection from Abuse #towardsregulation?" Baker McKenzie Public Law Annual Digest, December 2012.