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4 Pump Court

Commercial Dispute Resolution

5 ranked barristersBand 5London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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4 Pump Court exhibits marked capability in the commercial litigation market and has expertise spanning a wide range of disciplines, such as construction, energy, insurance and shipping. Its barristers adroitly tackle international mandates, steering clients through cases across the globe, including in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. One recent noteworthy dispute saw the barristers act for the claimants in State Bank of India and 12 Others v Mallya, a case which sought to enforce judgments of over USD1 billion obtained in India against a high-profile tycoon who was simultaneously resisting extradition to India. Another key recent highlight was the defence of Adamas Capital Partners against claims brought by the Kuwaiti Peoples Pension Fund over the lack of performance of investments.

Client service:

"The clerks will find you the right people." "They are very responsive and quick." Stewart Gibbs and Carl Wall are the joint senior clerks.

Strengths:

Alexander Wright
"Alexander is the glue that holds a team together and is clever technically." "He understands the commercial aspects of a case."
Recent work: Acted for CMA CGM in the CCNI Arauco case, a USD40 million dispute arising out of a major fire aboard a large container vessel docked in Hamburg.

Strengths:

Benjamin Pilling QC
"He is good with clients and gives sound advice."
Recent work: Acted for Broadsheet in defeating an attempt to challenge an ICC award for USD19.5 million relating to the recovery of assets of a former prime minister of Pakistan.

Strengths:

Nicholas Vineall QC
"He is charming and has a lovely way with the court." "Very polished and self-assured, he handles witnesses well and is a stylish performer."
Recent work: Acted for Bank Mellat in its USD2 billion claim against HM Treasury for damages for the unlawful imposition of sanctions on the bank.

Strengths:

Nigel Tozzi QC
"He is a fabulous advocate who is very clever and has excellent cross-examination skills." "He has a very good manner, gives clear advice and is a pleasure to work with."
Recent work: Acted for the State Bank of India and 12 other banks seeking to enforce judgments of over £1 billion obtained in India against Vijay Mallya, a high-profile tycoon who was simultaneously resisting extradition to India.

Strengths:

Stephen Cogley QC
"Picks up the detail remarkably quickly and has great ideas." "He's an excellent advocate who is not afraid to push challenging arguments."
Recent work: Defended Adamas Capital Partners against a USD100 million case brought by the Kuwaiti Peoples Pension Fund for lack of performance of their investments.

Commercial Dispute Resolution Department

4 Pump Court

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4 Pump Court

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Greater London

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Benjamin Pilling QC
Band 4
Nicholas Vineall QC
Band 5
Nigel Tozzi QC
Band 2
Stephen Cogley QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Alexander Wright
Band 4