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Mbombo Simpungwe-Kaoma

Mbombo Simpungwe-Kaoma


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel (UK) LLP
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  • Kaplan Altior, Higher Rights of Audience, 2019
  • BPP University College, London, LPC, 2013
  • University of Oxford, Law (Jurisprudence), MA (Oxon), 2012


  • Solicitor Advocate of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Cahill Gordon & Reindel (UK) LLP is a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware USA and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA 617776).

Mbombo Simpungwe-Kaoma is an associate in the London office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel (UK) LLP where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, advising clients on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes and regulatory investigations.

Mbombo’s experience spans financial services/banking disputes, breach of confidence actions, and pensions litigation.

In the insurance and reinsurance space, he has represented clients on a range of cross-border coverage, avoidance, and intermediary disputes across various classes of business (including credit default, W&I, property damage/business interruption, D&O, professional indemnity, and energy).

In terms of regulatory investigations, Mbombo has assisted large multinational clients in navigating FCA, FOS, and HMRC investigations and enforcement action.

In 2020, Mbombo served as a High Court judicial assistant, assigned to judges across a broad range of cases (including investment broker breach of contract, human rights, celebrity defamation, clinical negligence, and local authority negligence).

Mbombo has also spent time on secondment at an insurer and in the commercial contracts/dispute resolution team of a multinational retailer.

Mbombo has acted on financial services/banking litigation, including in relation to structured credit products and alleged misrepresentation arising out of the global financial crisis.

Before joining Cahill, Mbombo’s representative experience included the following.

  • Breach of confidence: acting for the claimant on a case which, prior to settlement, saw his client being granted an interim injunction restraining the misuse of its confidential information: Awbury v Karson [2019] EWHC 233 (Comm).
  • Corporate attribution/fraudulent misrepresentation: representing the liquidator of an insolvent reinsured in an arbitration, including defending the reinsurer’s counter-claim for avoidance (alleged fraudulent misrepresentation).
  • Credit default insurance: acting for an investment fund in a coverage claim against its credit default insurer in the context of various alleged non-disclosures and warranty breaches.
  • Pensions: advising an employer on estoppel and professional negligence issues raised by a dispute with a pensions trustee.
  • Jurisdictional challenge: acting for one of nine defendants in a Court of Appeal jurisdiction challenge brought in the context of an alleged gambling conspiracy (Eurasia v Aguad [2018] 1 WLR 6089).
  • Commercial fraud: acting for the claimant bank in a major international commercial fraud claim, where the sums in dispute were in excess of $3bn.
  • Advocacy/pro bono: made a successful County Court oral application to strike out the claimant’s claim in a breach of contract action (Aztech v London Film Studio).