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Practice Summary

Sa’ad Hossain’s practice covers the full range of domestic and international commercial litigation, advice and arbitration.  Singled out for his work in some of the highest profile commercial cases fought in London, Sa’ad’s work includes complex, high-value disputes in energy/oil and gas; banking and finance; civil fraud; and shareholder disputes.  As well as appearing regularly for clients in High Court applications, trials and appeals, he also has considerable experience of arbitral tribunals, including in ICC, LCIA, SCC and ad hoc proceedings.

Current recommendations include:  

"His softly spoken eloquence masks a razor-sharp intellect. Importantly, he is also very down-to-earth and client-friendly, effortlessly summarising difficult legal issues into digestible nuggets." "He's very clever, very charming and receptive. If he promises to give you something he always does; he'll never let you down." Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers Global 2020

"Gets more into the detail of cases than most." "His advice is always clear, considered and commercial, and he's excellent in front of the client." Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2020

"A superb modern-day QC." "He is very good on contract interpretation and has a very nice manner." Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers UK 2020

"A very methodical and calm thinker, he knows what it takes to win and he's very hands-on in his written work and advice." "A really nice guy who is understated but very well prepared." Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chambers UK 2020

"Very proactive, hard-working, personable and effective." International Arbitration (Counsel), Chambers UK 2020

"Very methodical, cool and calm, and very astute in terms of getting the right result." Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2019-2020

"Succinct and convincing, he demonstrates good empathy with clients." Energy & Natural Resources, Legal 500 2019-2020

"Provides clear, commercial advice." International Arbitration (Counsel), Legal 500 2019-2020

"Gets more into the detail of cases than most." "His advice is always clear, considered and commercial, and he's excellent in front of the client." Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chambers UK 2019

"His softly spoken eloquence masks a razor-sharp intellect. Importantly, he is also very down-to-earth and client-friendly, effortlessly summarising difficult legal issues into digestible nuggets." "He's very clever, very charming and receptive. If he promises to give you something he always does; he'll never let you down." Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers UK 2019

"A very clear thinker." "Clear, considered and commercial." International Arbitration (Counsel), Chambers UK 2019

‘Ego-free, razor-sharp intellect, with an advocacy style that is absolutely destructive.’ Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2018-2019

 ‘Excellent.’ Energy, Legal 500 2018-2019

 ‘Has a fantastic depth of knowledge in the oil and gas sector, which really distinguishes him.’ International Arbitration (Counsel), Legal 500 2018-2019


Other directory recommendations include: 

"He provides excellent strategic input and robust advice, and is a pleasure to work with." "A good commercial lawyer applying the law in a common-sense, practical way.", "He takes a thorough, hands-on approach and provides excellent strategic input and robust advice.", "He is practical, thorough and very easy to work with." , "He's quality, as he's so bright and capable. He's steeped in the industry and a real expert. He's also very responsive and user friendly.', "A clear leader in the new generation of silks, he's quick, efficient and a real team player." "A very thoughtful barrister with very strong drafting skills.", "A very user friendly lawyer, who is intellectually and legally adept.", "He manages to combine being incredibly brainy and very clear in his submissions with being approachable". "He is really good fun to work with and offers really clear, incisive advice"., “He has a mighty intellect”; “absolutely charming and very clever.”, “His preparation of a case is excellent, and his knowledge of this sector is invaluable.”, “He is obviously going to have a great future - he has the ability to take on information, works hard and impresses"; “measured, quick and proactive in his advice.” , "I would single him out as someone who does fantastic work”; “he has a superb grasp of the law and is excellent on paper too.”, “A terrific advocate with a hands on approach.”  Energy & Natutal Resources, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Internal Arbitration (Counsel), Legal 500 and Chambers UK