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4 Pump Court

International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering

6 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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4 Pump Court is a highly respected set with well-honed expertise in construction and engineering disputes. The set regularly handles arbitrations arising in emerging markets. The barristers at 4 Pump Court have recently been instructed in arbitrations regarding construction projects in the Middle East and Australia. The barristers represent an impressive roster of contractors and subcontractors in high-value ICC, SIAC and DIAC arbitrations. Members here often grapple with issues of foreign law. An instructing solicitor highlights that the "bench strength at junior and QC level is strong."

Client service:

The group is led by the senior clerks Carl Wall and Stewart Gibbs. The team have produced remote talks for clients across the globe this year. "Excellent clerking - they are very efficient and feel like part of your team." "The clerks provide very good support." "The clerking service and Carl Wall is excellent."

Strengths:

Alexander Hickey QC
Alexander Hickey QC has developed impressive expertise in arbitrations relating to energy, infrastructure, construction and engineering. His cases derive from projects around the world, including the Middle East and Asia. He has recently tackled a number of disputes arising in the UAE. He is well versed in arbitrations under DIAC, SIAC and ICC rules.
"He's extremely thorough in his work and incredibly knowledgeable." "He's quick on his feet and an effective advocate."

Strengths:

Claire Packman QC
Clair Packman QC has a strong practice representing contractors and other construction companies in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America in arbitrations arising from large infrastructure and commercial real estate projects. She has notable experience of handling disputes under the auspices of the ICC.
"She is very, very good and knows what the client wants."

Strengths:

Daniel Goodkin
Daniel Goodkin is renowned for his ability to handle disputes arising from infrastructure projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has handled proceedings under ADCCAC and SCMA rules, among others.
"A thoughtful and solid advocate." "He's great at harnessing a huge amount of data and understanding it really quickly."

Strengths:

Rachel Ansell QC
Rachel Ansell QC is highly respected for her expertise in handling engineering, construction and energy-related international arbitrations in Europe and the Middle East. Ansell has been involved in projects concerning gas pipelines, airports and railways. She has acted in a number of arbitrations in the Middle East and Africa under rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL and the LCIA.
"She is knowledgeable and switched on. In terms of the hearings, she's really engaged and she is in the top echelon of counsel." "Her speciality is understanding the technical side of issues. She is also user-friendly and approachable."

Strengths:

Sean Brannigan QC
Sean Branningan QC is widely considered as one of the leading practitioners in this field. He is particularly noted for his work in energy, infrastructure, engineering and construction disputes in connection with projects in Australia and the Middle East. He has obtained a number of significant awards for clients.
"Sean is a very quick thinker, immediately picks up on key points and is a very strong and powerful advocate at the hearing and in cross-examination." "He's great to have as a fighter in our corner."

Strengths:

Sean O'Sullivan QC
Sean O'Sullivan QC is a technically and commercially sound advocate with excellent knowledge of the energy industry. He is particularly well known for his expertise in arbitrations arising in the marine engineering sphere and specialises in drilling and shipping issues.
"He has a lot of gravitas, he's well liked by clients and he pays attention to detail. He is phenomenal."

International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering

4 Pump Court

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4 Pump Court

Temple

London

Greater London

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EC4Y 7AN

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering


Alexander Hickey QC
Band 2
Claire Packman QC
New Silks
Rachel Ansell QC
Band 1
Sean Brannigan QC
Band 1
Sean O'Sullivan QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering


Daniel Goodkin
Band 3