3 Verulam Buildings has today confirmed that Hodge Malek QC, Saima Hanif, Yash Bheeroo, Cleon Catsambis and James Potts will be joining the set from 39 Essex Chambers and that international lawyers Mansoor Jamal Malik (Oman), Thierry Marembert (France) and Attila Tanzi (Italy) are becoming associate members of 3VB.

In a joint statement, 3VB’s Heads of Chambers, Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming as members of Chambers Hodge Malek QC, a renowned star of the Commercial Bar, along with these exceptional junior barristers, Saima, Cleon, Yash and James.  As well as being substantially involved in our mainstream work, they strengthen some of our complementary areas of practice which we have planned to develop.  There is also a significant international aspect to much their work, further increasing our already well-established international credentials.  This opportunity is great news for 3VB, and we look forward to continuing our strategy of quality recruitment.”

Hodge Malek QC said: “We have very much enjoyed our time at 39 Essex Chambers and we all look forward to joining 3VB, which is a perfect fit for the areas in which we practice. 3VB is a heavyweight commercial chambers, which allows us to continue expanding and developing our work in the areas of commercial law, banking and financial services, both domestically and internationally.”

Robin Jackson, 3VB’s Chambers Director, added: “In addition to the tremendous news of our new tenants, we are also delighted to be welcoming three international Associate Members: Mansoor Jamal Malik, the founder and managing partner of Muscat law firm Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co; Thierry Marembert, one of the founders and now head of Paris law firm Kiejman Marembert; and Attila Tanzi, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bologna and a prominent arbitrator and international arbitration counsel.  Not only do they bring to 3VB their own exceptional skills and knowledge, but their appointment expands the global reach of our cohort of associate members across yet further jurisdictions.”

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