Chohan, Amita

Amita Chohan

Barrister
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Amita Chohan concentrates her practice in dispute resolution and insolvency.

 

Amita’s practice is focused on banking and finance litigation, reorganisation, restructuring and insolvency. She is involved in advising insolvency practitioners, companies, company directors and asset-based lenders on disputes, including title, misrepresentation, professional negligence, insolvency and fraud issues. Amita also advises on insolvency procedures, antecedent transactions and directors’ disqualifications.

 

Before joining Locke Lord, Amita practised at a leading specialist offshore law firm in Jersey (Channel Islands). Prior to that, Amita spent over 2 years at Kobre & Kim, a top-ranked global disputes and investigations firm.

Amita Chohan concentrates her practice in dispute resolution and insolvency.

Amita’s practice is focused on banking and finance litigation, reorganisation, restructuring and insolvency. She is involved in advising insolvency practitioners, companies, company directors and asset-based lenders on disputes, including title, misrepresentation, professional negligence, insolvency and fraud issues. Amita also advises on insolvency procedures, antecedent transactions and directors’ disqualifications.

Before joining Locke Lord, Amita practised at a leading specialist offshore law firm in Jersey (Channel Islands). Prior to that, Amita spent over 2 years at Kobre & Kim, a top-ranked global disputes and investigations firm.

Her previous experience includes working on matters involving complex domestic and cross-border asset tracing, asset and security recovery (including offshore), bankruptcy and debtor-creditor disputes, international fraud, international judgment and award enforcement, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters and related civil litigation work. Amita has previously assisted with disputes arising from distressed or insolvent mutual and private equity funds as well as litigation associated with the affairs of UK and offshore-domiciled companies. Her past experience in asset recovery work includes dealing with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, the BVI and the United States.

Amita is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the IWIRC London Network. She is also actively involved in doing pro bono work, including regularly giving legal advice on civil matters to litigants in person at the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau. 

At Locke Lord, Amita is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Client Engagement Sub-Committee.
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • The Bar Professional Training Course, The University of Law, Birmingham, 2013
  • B.A. (Hons), Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Law Degree), The University of Warwick and Warwick Business School, 2012
Languages
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
Professional History
    • English Barrister (Associate), Baker & Partners, Jersey (2018-2019)
    • Admitted to the Bar of England and Wales (2018)
    • Pupil Barrister, 5 Stone Buildings, London (March 2018-Sept 2018)
    • Pupil Barrister, Baker & Partners, Jersey (Sept 2017-March 2018)
    • Analyst, Kobre & Kim LLP, London (2015-2017)
    • Called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2013)