Christopher Bond

Christopher Bond

Call: 2008

"He is very good, able and courteous. He is really impressive."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2022)

"He is really excellent."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2022)

"Responsive, personable and very bright. He has a very mature commercial outlook and a good sense of strategy."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2022)

"Responsive, thorough and commercial with an excellent attention to detail."

- Legal 500 UK Bar (2022)

"He is very knowledgeable yet approachable. Great judgement."

- Legal 500 UK Bar (2022)

Practice Overview

Christopher is a leading commercial junior. The current edition of Chambers & Partners describes him as “really excellent”.

He has a general commercial practice, much of it with an international dimension. He has experience of a broad range of work, including banking and financial services, civil fraud and asset recovery, professional negligence, international arbitration, takeovers and private equity deals, telecoms, insurance, aviation, infrastructure, insolvency and restructuring, company law and private international law.

Christopher is recommended by the directories as a leading  junior  in  Commercial  Dispute  Resolution, Banking & Finance and Professional Negligence. Chambers & Partners describes him as “really impressive”“very good, able and courteous”, and “responsive, personable and very bright” with “a very mature commercial outlook and a good sense of strategy”. The Legal 500 describes him as “responsive, thorough and commercial with an excellent attention to detail” and “very knowledgeable yet approachable” with “great judgement”. He has also been listed as "Highly Commended" in Legal Week's "Stars at the Bar", an annual survey of the leading commercial barristers under 10 years’ call.

Christopher works both as part of a team with silks and junior juniors, and as a sole advocate. Christopher appears un-led (sometimes against QCs) on multi-day trials and appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court, as well as interim applications (including freezing injunctions and anti-suit injunctions) and insolvency matters. He also has experience of mediation advocacy and has given expert evidence on English law in foreign proceedings.

Christopher is identified by Chambers & Partners 2022 as a leading junior in  this area, describing him as “really impressive”“very good, able and courteous” and “really excellent”.

Quotes from earlier editions include:

“very easy to work with because he is calm, unflappable and measured on his feet”

“a good eye for the points of law that make a difference for his client”

“a very nice style”

“willinto roll his sleeves up and get involved in all parts of the case”

“someone you can call on and feel that he is part of the team”

“provides clear written and oral advocacy, and is very responsive, practical and commercially aware”

“very clever and hardworking, a go-to for banking and finance disputes, and someone who brings a lot of energy to the case”

“produces careful pleadings and is a good sounding-board on strategy”

“responsive, user-friendly, bright and hard-working”

He is also recommended by the Legal 500 2022 as “responsive, thorough and commercial with an excellent attention to detail”. He was described in earlier editions as “bright, strategic, very knowledgeable in financial services matters and a strong team player” who “balancethorough legal analysis with a practical approach to identifying which are the issues that really matter to the outcome of a case”.

Christopher regularly acts for major domestic and international banks, as well as for individual and institutional investors, hedge funds, private equity houses, asset managers, forex services providers and financial advisors. He has a broad experience of cases involving alleged breaches of contractual, common law and regulatory duties, including disputes over the interpretation of the ISDA Master Agreement, and of defending various domestic and overseas banks against claims relating to the alleged manipulation of LIBOR and the mis-selling of structured derivatives.

Cases include:

Successfully acting for BNP Paribas in a dispute with an Italian municipality over the alleged mis- selling of an interest rate swap; obtained declaratory relief after a Commercial Court trial ([2020] EWHC 2436 (Comm)); resisted a jurisdictional challenge under the Recast Brussels Regulation following a three-day Commercial Court hearing ([2018] EWHC 1670 (Comm), [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Rep

171) and a two-day appeal to the Court of Appeal ([2019] EWCA Civ 768, [2019] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 1) – now the leading case on the English jurisdiction clause in the ISDA Master Agreement: BNP Paribas SA v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SpA (with Adrian Beltrami QC)

Successfully defended a private merchant bank against a claim in deceit/fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation by a disappointed investor in a private equity deal – Commercial Court trial was listed for 10 days but the claim was abandoned after 2 days of cross-examination of the claimant’s witnesses; defendants were awarded indemnity costs (sole counsel)

Successfully defended a private equity house against a claim by an arranger for breach of an alleged agreement for commission on the acquisition of a company – Commercial Court trial involving extensive cross-examination of factual and expert witnesses; issues of contractual formation and the requirements for an unjust enrichment/quantum meruit claim for the provision of commercial services (sole counsel): Moorgate Capital (Corporate Finance) Ltd v HIG European Capital Partners LLP [2019] EWHC 1421 (Comm)

Defended Handelsbanken against a claim by property investment companies over alleged economic duress and LIBOR manipulation (with Sonia Tolaney QC – settled ahead of a five-week Commercial Court trial)

Represented a Dubai-based hedge fund in its claim against its prime broker (Bank of America/Merrill Lynch) relating to dividend-arbitrage equity trading in Singapore (with John Odgers QC – settled ahead of a two-week Commercial Court trial)

Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in a claim in the Bahamas relating to a mortgage of shares and the collapse of Madoff feeder-funds; successfully resisted an application for leave to petition the Privy Council (with Richard Salter QC)

Representing RBS in a high-value dispute relating to a securitisation of Dutch residential-mortgage-backed securities (with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Defending RBS/NatWest and Barclays against claims relating to the alleged mis-selling of interest-rate hedging products (swaps) (variously with Adrian Beltrami QC, John Odgers QC, Guy Philipps QC and Sonia Tolaney QC); including Cameron Developments (UK) Ltd v (1) National Westminster Bank plc (2) Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2017] EWHC 1884 (QB), in which the bank struck out the claims in respect of the FSA/FCA Review on the basis that they had been compromised by the claimant’s acceptance of an offer of preliminary redress and that the bank owed no contractual duty to the claimant

Defended Credit Suisse against a $34 million claim brought by a Greek ship-owner over the alleged fraudulent mis-selling of structured products (with Adrian Beltrami QC – settled on the eve of a three-week Commercial Court trial)

Acted for the Serious Fraud Office in the successful prosecution of Tom Hayes, the first trader to be convicted over the manipulation of LIBOR (with Andrew Onslow QC)

Defending a prime broker against allegations of negligence in the operation of a trading account

Defended a major high-street lender against a claim relating to property investments (settled ahead of a two-week Mercantile Court trial)

Obtaining a freezing injunction and third-party disclosure orders in connection with a banking payment fraud

Advising a bank on a dispute under Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 section 90 relating to the sale of bonds

Acting for various private banks in proceedings relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments

Advised an international bank on the enforceability of a Bahamian injunction in other jurisdictions where it had branches

Defended Credit Suisse against a claim relating to an investment in an Indian private equity fund

Acted for an Italian bank in a dispute over a performance bond raising complex issues of cross-border insolvency law

Defended Credit Suisse against £40 million claims brought by the publisher Richard Desmond over the alleged mis-selling of CPPI swap transactions (with David Quest QC – settled prior to a five-week Commercial Court trial)

Auccessfully defended Credit Suisse in its dispute with Camerata Property Inc over the alleged mis-selling of structured derivatives (with Adrian Beltrami QC)

Acted for note-holders in dispute with Lehman Brothers Special Financing arising out of swaps under the Dante Programme (with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Acted for European investors in proceedings in New York and California against various banks in relation to mis-selling of residential mortgage-backed securities; complex English law issues of assignment and contractual interpretation (with Andrew Onslow QC)

Aefended Merrill Lynch International Bank against a £20 million claim for alleged misrepresentation and breach of warranty brought by investors in a securitisation of sub-prime mortgages (with Ewan McQuater QC and Peter Ratcliffe)

Represented Co-Op Bank in the trial of its claim against a firm of solicitors for failing to register a charge (with Andrew Fletcher QC – settled after a two-week trial in the Chancery Division)

Acted for Deutsche Bank in its very substantial dispute with Sebastian Holdings Inc arising out of Equities and FX trading

Acted for Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd in a successful multi-day trial (issues of alleged undue influence and economic duress)

Acted for Rawlinson and Hunter (trustees of the Tchenguiz Family Trust) in its very substantial claim against Kaupthing, a collapsed Icelandic bank (part of a counsel team led by Michael Brindle QC)

Defended Barclaycard against a series of claims arising out of its role as merchant acquirer in the credit card payment system (sole counsel on some claims, including a successful multi-day trial; with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC and Andrew Sutcliffe QC on another)

Acted for the defendant investor in a claim by an investment bank relating to a failed takeover-bid on the Singaporean stock-market (led by John Jarvis QC)

Christopher’s experience of civil fraud ranges from working as part of a large team on heavy multi-jurisdictional disputes, to acting as sole counsel on urgent hearings in the High Court, to appearing in a leading case in the Court of Appeal.

Cases include:

Successfully defended a private merchant bank against a claim in deceit/fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation by a disappointed investor in a private equity deal – Commercial Court trial was listed for 10 days but the claim was abandoned after 2 days of cross-examination of the claimant’s witnesses; defendants were awarded indemnity costs (sole counsel)

Acting for a Dubai property developer in a claim to enforce a UAE judgment allegedly procured by fraud; settled on the eve of a 3-week Commercial Court trial (with David Head QC)

Representing an Indian ceramics manufacturer in a claim to recover funds misappropriated by a former senior employee (sole counsel)

Acting for the new owners of a football club in a fraudulent misrepresentation claim against its previous owners relating to the redevelopment of the club’s stadium (sole counsel)

Acted for SafeGlaze UK in its dispute with Safestyle UK; resisting applications for injunctive relief in claims in conspiracy and IP infringements (with Michael Lazarus)

Acting for an Italian telecoms company in its dispute with British Telecom relating to fraudulent mobile telephone traffic in Libya

Acted for Minardi Investments in a high-value, multi-party dispute arising out of an alleged oral agreement to share the profits of a valuable hotel development and related tracing of funds: Orb arl v Ruhan [2016] EWHC 850 (Comm) (with David Head QC – settled ahead of a four-month Commercial Court trial)

Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in a claim in the Bahamas relating to a mortgage of shares and the collapse of Madoff feeder-funds; successfully resisted an application for leave to petition the Privy Council (with Richard Salter QC)

Acted for NML Capital in its enforcement claims in relation to Argentine sovereign debt (with Ewan McQuater QC and Peter Ratcliffe)

Representing a leading dealer in rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts in a claim to recover advance payments lost as part of an international fraud; successfully resisted an application to challenge jurisdiction under the Recast Brussels Regulation

Acting both for applicants and respondents on numerous freezing injunctions (including proprietary injunctions and ancillary non-party disclosure orders) relating to (inter alia): allegations of conversion arising from issues raised in the Abramovitch v Berezovsky litigation; bank payment fraud; theft by an employee; breach of a an undertaking to give security for costs; the collapse of a forex trading firm; the construction of an industrial plant in Poland; and advising an international bank on the enforceability of a Bahamian injunction in other jurisdictions where it had branches

Defended Credit Suisse against a $34 million claim brought by a Greek ship-owner over the alleged fraudulent mis-selling of structured products (with Adrian Beltrami QC – settled on the eve of a three-week Commercial Court trial)

Brought an appeal in the Court of Appeal on a leading case on the law of knowing receipt, tracing and unjust enrichment: Relfo Ltd (in liquidation) v Varsani [2013] EWCA 538) (with Richard Salter QC)

Represented a company director in a claim relating to the fraudulent diversion of funds from an insolvent telecoms company

Acted for the joint liquidators in proceedings against an allegedly fraudulent insolvency practitioner under s.4 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (with Ewan McQuater QC)

Defended Barclaycard against a series of claims arising out of frauds in the credit card payment system (sole counsel on some claims, including a successful multi-day trial; with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC and Andrew Sutcliffe QC on another)

Christopher acts in a wide range of commercial disputes, including those relating to telecoms, utilities and infrastructure, banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, IT, aviation, energy, media and sport, rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts, consultancy agreements, share-sale agreements and private placements, sale-of-goods agreements, JVAs, the Commercial Agents Regulations, takeovers and  private equity deals, option agreements, jurisdictional disputes and the enforcement of foreign judgments.

He is recommended by Chambers & Partners 2022 as a leading junior in this area, which describes him as “responsive, personable and very bright” with “a very mature commercial outlook and a good sense of strategy”. An earlier edition praised his “understated advocacy style that goes down well with the judge”.

Cases include:

Successfully acting for  BNP  Paribas in  a  dispute with  an  Italian municipality over the alleged mis-selling of an  interest rate  swap; obtained declaratory relief after a Commercial Court trial ([2020] EWHC 2436 (Comm)); successfully resisted a jurisdictional challenge under the Recast Brussels Regulation following a three-day Commercial Court hearing ([2018] EWHC 1670 (Comm), [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 171) and a two-day appeal to the Court of Appeal ([2019] EWCA Civ 768, [2019] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 1) – now the leading case on the English jurisdiction clause in the ISDA Master Agreement: BNP Paribas SA v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SpA  (with Adrian Beltrami QC)

Successfully defended a private merchant bank against a claim in deceit/fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation by a disappointed investor in a private equity deal – Commercial Court trial was listed for 10 days but the claim was abandoned after 2 days of cross-examination of the claimant’s witnesses; defendants were awarded indemnity costs (sole counsel)

Successfully defended a private equity house against a claim by an arranger for breach of an alleged agreement for commission on the acquisition of a company – Commercial Court trial involving extensive cross-examination of factual and expert witnesses; issues of contractual formation and the requirements for an unjust enrichment/quantum meruit claim for the provision of commercial services (sole counsel): Moorgate Capital (Corporate Finance) Ltd v HIG European Capital Partners LLP [2019] EWHC 1421 (Comm)

Successfully defended Bacardi UK in a Commercial Court trial under the Shorter Trials Scheme against a claim made on a guarantee given in favour of its subsidiary; issues of contractual construction, equitable set-off and automatic discharge under the rule in Holme v Brunskill: [2021] EWHC 1259 (Comm) (led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Acting for an automotive parts supplier in a dispute with the AA over the extension of a supply agreement (led by Jonathan Nash QC)

Acted for a Boots in a high-value dispute with a utility company relating to its charging regime and infrastructure; significant first-instance and Court of Appeal decisions on statutory construction (Water Industry Act 1991) and on interpretation of the utility’s standard terms and conditions: Boots UK Ltd v Severn Trent Water Ltd [2018] EWHC 53 (Comm), [2018] Env LR 23; [2018] EWCA Civ 2795, [2019] 3 All ER 371 (with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Acting for a Dubai property developer in a claim to enforce a UAE judgment allegedly procured by fraud; settled on the eve of a 3-week Commercial Court trial (with David Head QC)

Representing an Indian ceramics manufacturer in a claim to recover funds misappropriated by a former senior employee (sole counsel)

Acting for the new owners of a football club in a fraudulent misrepresentation claim against  its previous owners relating to the redevelopment of the club’s stadium (sole counsel)

Acting for a property developer in a claim against solicitors for negligent handling of a transaction (sole counsel)

Acted for SafeGlaze UK in its dispute with Safestyle UK; resisting applications for injunctive relief in claims in conspiracy and IP infringements (with Michael Lazarus)

Acting for an Italian telecoms company in its dispute with British Telecom relating to fraudulent mobile telephone traffic in Libya

Representing Airbus in a $50 million dispute with an Indian freight airline over a sale and purchase agreement for aircraft; obtained an anti-suit injunction to restrain proceedings in India (with Sonia Tolaney QC – settled on the eve of a four-week Commercial Court trial)

Representing the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in its claim against insurers under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930; claim based on a Dubai arbitration award against an insolvent assured relating to the provision of negligent architectural services for a major construction project; issues of UAE law and the jurisdiction of a DIAC tribunal (led by Andrew Neish QC)

Acting for a Dubai-based hedge fund in its claim against its prime broker (Bank of America/Merrill Lynch) relating to dividend-arbitrage equity trading in Singapore (with John Odgers QC – settled ahead of a two-week Commercial Court trial)

Defending Handelsbanken against a claim by property investment companies over alleged economic duress and LIBOR manipulation (with Sonia Tolaney QC – settled ahead of a five-week Commercial Court trial)

Acting for RBS in a high-value dispute relating to a securitisation of Dutch residential-mortgage-backed securities (with Jonathan-Davies Jones QC)

Representing a leading dealer in rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts in a claim to recover advance payments lost as part of an international fraud; successfully resisted an application to challenge jurisdiction under the Recast Brussels Regulation

Defending a well-known football club against a claim relating to the termination of a catering agreement at its stadium

Defending a prime broker against allegations of negligence in the operation of a trading account

Advising a distributor on a dispute arising from the import of PPE equipment at the outbreak the Covid-19 pandemic

Advising an online gambling operator on whether agreements had been frustrated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

Advising a major property company on the operation of its working capital scheme

Advising a cruise ship operator on the exercise of share options (with Ali Malek QC)

Representing a property company in its claim under a management agreement; obtained an order for an account in the Chancery Division

Advised a charterer on its right to terminate a charterparty as the result of an insolvency event; complex issues of cross-border insolvency law; obtained an anti-suit injunction to restrain threatened proceedings in South Korea (with Ewan McQuater QC and Nicholas Craig)

Acted for Minardi Investments in a high-value, multi-party dispute arising out of an alleged oral agreement to share the profits of a valuable hotel development and related tracing of funds: Orb arl v Ruhan [2016] EWHC 850 (Comm) (with David Head QC – settled ahead of a four-month Commercial Court trial)

Defended Credit Suisse against a $34 million claim brought by a Greek ship-owner over the alleged fraudulent mis-selling of structured products (with Adrian Beltrami QC – settled on the eve of a three-week Commercial Court trial)

Represented a forex services provider in a claim for breach of warranty under a share sale agreement (with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Defended an asset manager against a claim by an investor in German and UK property funds (with Sonia Tolaney QC)

Acted for NML Capital in its enforcement claims in relation to Argentine sovereign debt (with Ewan McQuater QC and Peter Ratcliffe)

Acted for the Financial Times in a dispute with a media contractor (with John Odgers QC and Laura John)

Obtained summary judgment in the Mercantile Court for £2.8 million on a claim on a promissory note

Successfully resisted a summary judgment application in the Chancery Division on a claim arising out of the termination of a share-sale agreement

Christopher’s experience of insolvency work ranges from acting as part of a large team on complex and high-value matters arising out of major corporate collapses, to acting as sole counsel in individual bankruptcy and insolvency hearings in the High Court, to appearing in a leading case in the Court of Appeal.

Cases include:

Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in a claim in the Bahamas relating to a mortgage of shares and the collapse of Madoff feeder-funds; successfully resisted an application for leave to petition the Privy Council (with Richard Salter QC)

Representing the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in its claim against insurers under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930; claim based on a Dubai arbitration award against an insolvent assured relating to the provision of negligent architectural services for a major construction project; issues of UAE law and the jurisdiction of a DIAC tribunal (led by Andrew Neish QC)

Advised a charterer on its right to terminate a charterparty as the result of an insolvency event; complex issues of cross-border insolvency law; obtained an anti-suit injunction to restrain threatened proceedings in South Korea (with Ewan McQuater QC and Nicholas Craig)

Brought an appeal in the Court of Appeal on a leading case on the law of knowing receipt, tracing and unjust enrichment: Relfo Ltd (in liquidation) v Varsani [2013] EWCA 538) (with Richard Salter QC)

Acted for note-holders in dispute with Lehman Brothers Special Financing arising out of swaps under the Dante Programme (led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Acted for an Italian bank in a dispute over a performance bond raising complex issues of cross-border insolvency law

Represented a company director in a claim relating to the fraudulent diversion of funds from an insolvent telecoms company

Acted for the joint liquidators in proceedings against an insolvency practitioner under s.4 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (led by Ewan McQuater QC)

Acted for a minority shareholder in the quantum-phase of an unfair prejudice petition (CA 2006 s.994)

Christopher has experience acting (both led and as a sole advocate) in arbitrations across a number of industry sectors.

Cases include:

A series of disputes relating to the issue of a cryptocurrency, including allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation (LCIA Rules; led by Ali Malek QC)

Acting for a major drinks manufacturer in a dispute arising out of the termination of a cost-sharing agreement, including claims for compensation under the Commercial Agents Regulations (UNCITRAL Rules; led by Oliver Segal QC and Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Acting for a telecoms company in a dispute relating to fraudulent mobile  telephone traffic in Africa (ICC Rules; unled)

A dispute over the purported exercise of a share option, including a challenge to the tribunal’s jurisdiction on the ground that the mandatory pre-arbitral dispute resolution procedure had not been complied with (LCIA Rules; unled)

Christopher has been recommended for several years as a leading junior in this area by the Legal 500, the current edition of which says: “he is very knowledgeable yet approachable” with “great judgement”. Earlier editions described him as “excellent”“impressive” and as having a calm style of advocacy, with good judgement in difficult situations” and the ability to balance thorough legal analysis with a practical approach to identifying which are the issues that really matter”. He regularly acts  for  major  financial institutions on a range of mis-selling claims, as well  as for lenders, IFAs  arrangers and  individual investors.

Cases include:

Successfully acting for  BNP  Paribas in  a  dispute with  an  Italian municipality over the alleged mis-selling of an  interest rate  swap; obtained declaratory relief after a Commercial Court trial ([2020] EWHC 2436 (Comm)); successfully resisted a jurisdictional challenge under  the Recast Brussels Regulation following a three-day Commercial Court hearing ([2018]  EWHC 1670  (Comm),  [2018]  2 Lloyd’s Rep 171)  and  a two-day  appeal to the Court of Appeal ([2019]  EWCA Civ 768,  [2019]  2 Lloyd’s Rep 1) – now the leading case  on the English jurisdiction clause in the ISDA Master Agreement: BNP Paribas  SA v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SpA (with Adrian  Beltrami QC)

Successfully defended a private merchant bank  against a claim in deceit/fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation by a disappointed investor in a private equity deal  – Commercial Court trial  was listed for 10 days  but the claim was  abandoned after  2 days  of cross-examination of the claimant’s witnesses; defendants were awarded indemnity costs (sole counsel)

Defending RBS/NatWest and  Barclays against claims relating to the alleged mis-selling of interest- rate hedging products (swaps) (variously with Adrian  Beltrami QC, John Odgers  QC, Guy Philipps QC and Sonia Tolaney QC); including Cameron Developments (UK) Ltd v (1) National Westminster Bank plc (2) Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2017]  EWHC 1884  (QB), in which  the bank  struck  out the claims in respect of the FSA/FCA Review on the basis that  they  had  been  compromised by the claimant’s acceptance of an offer  of preliminary redress and  that  the bank  owed no contractual duty  to the claimant

Representing the Abu Dhabi  National Exhibitions Company in its claim against insurers under  the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930; claim based on a Dubai  arbitration award against an  insolvent assured relating to the  provision of negligent architectural services for  a  major construction project; issues of UAE law and the jurisdiction of a DIAC tribunal (led by Andrew  Neish QC)

Acted  for a Boots in a high-value dispute with a utility company relating to its charging regime and infrastructure; significant first-instance and  Court of Appeal decisions on statutory construction (Water Industry Act 1991)  and on interpretation of the utility’s standard terms  and conditions: Boots UK  Ltd v Severn Trent Water Ltd [2018]  EWHC 53 (Comm),  [2018]  Env  LR 23;  [2018]  EWCA Civ 2795, [2019]  3 All ER 371 (with Jonathan Davies-Jones QC)

Defending Handelsbanken against a claim by property investment companies over alleged economic duress and  LIBOR  manipulation (with  Sonia Tolaney QC – settled ahead of a five-week Commercial Court trial)

Advising a bank on a dispute under  Financial Services and  Markets Act 2000  section 90 relating to the sale of bonds

Acting for a property developer in a claim against solicitors for negligent handling of a transaction (sole counsel)

Defending a prime broker against allegations of negligence in the operation of a trading account

Advising a party  to arbitration proceedings on a potential claim against its  former  solicitors for negligent advice

Defending a well-known football club  against a claim relating to the  termination of a catering agreement at its stadium

Representing a property company in its claim under  a management agreement; obtained an order for an account in the Chancery Division

Defended Credit Suisse against a $34 million claim brought by a Greek ship-owner over the alleged fraudulent mis-selling of structured products (with  Adrian  Beltrami QC – settled on the eve of a three-week Commercial Court trial)

Defended an asset manager against a claim by an investor in German  and  UK property funds (with Sonia Tolaney QC)

Defended Credit Suisse against £40 million claims brought by the publisher Richard Desmond  over the alleged mis-selling of CPPI  swap  transactions (with David  Quest QC – settled prior to a five-week Commercial Court trial)

Defended a major  high-street lender against a claim relating to property investments (settled ahead of a two-week Mercantile Court trial)

Defended Credit Suisse against a claim relating to an investment in an Indian private equity fund successfully represented Credit  Suisse in its dispute with  Camerata Property Inc  over the alleged

Mis-selling of structured derivatives (with Adrian  Beltrami QC)

Defended Merrill Lynch International Bank against a £20 million claim for alleged misrepresentation and breach of warranty brought by investors in a securitisation of sub-prime mortgages (with  Ewan McQuater QC and Peter Ratcliffe)

Represented Co-Op Bank in the trial  of its claim against a firm  of solicitors for failing to register a charge (with Andrew Fletcher QC – settled after  a two-week trial  in the Chancery Division)

Defended an IFA against a claim for alleged mis-selling of property investments

Represented a lender in its successful appeal to strike-out a claim by borrowers  in relation to its instruction of an allegedly negligent surveyor

Acted  for the defendant investor in a claim by an investment bank  relating to a failed takeover-bid on the Singaporean stock-market (with John Jarvis QC)

Reasonable French, basic German and Italian

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