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4 Stone Buildings

Financial Services

4 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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4 Stone Buildings attracts high praise from market sources for the "fantastic calibre" of its barristers. Members of the set are sought out for both contentious and purely advisory work by major financial institutions as well as associated individuals. They offer extensive experience representing clients in regulatory investigations and high-profile litigation, as well as appearing before disciplinary tribunals. The set is also noted for its complementary strengths in the arenas of commercial chancery and banking litigation.

Client service:

"The clerking service is efficient and friendly." David Goddard is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Charles Marquand
A highly regarded senior junior who is especially valued for his expertise in non-contentious advisory work acting for public and private clients in the financial services sector. He also handles contentious work, and shows impressive technical skill and an in-depth knowledge of regulations across the EU.
"He is very knowledgeable in relation to a wide area of financial services regulatory matters." "A valuable contact and our first port of call for work in this area."

Strengths:

George Bompas QC
Has a comprehensive knowledge of the regulations, and particular experience in working for international clients in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He is noted for his impressive advisory work in relation to the regulations governing insider dealing, market abuse, collective investment schemes, and other matters.
"Very experienced." "He has awfully good knowledge of financial services law."
Recent work: Represented the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission in an appeal by the Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company challenging a decision refusing to restore a struck-off company to the register.

Strengths:

Jonathan Crow QC
A major figure on the financial services scene thanks to his widely perceived excellence in written and courtroom advocacy, and his broad base of experience in commercial litigation and public law. He has appeared at all levels of the court system, including the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
"An outstanding advocate." "He is delightful to deal with."

Strengths:

Sharif Shivji QC
His previous background as a derivatives trader allows him to bring a wealth of direct and professional experience to his highly rated work advising on a range of domestic and international financial regulatory issues. He is also well regarded as an advocate and regularly appears before the Upper Tribunal. His client list includes high-profile investment banks, institutional investors and regulatory bodies.
"He's the perfect mix - a brilliant analytical mind and excellent with clients. He never loses sense of pragmatic and commercial drivers." "An excellent team player and superb on paper."
Recent work: Acted for the liquidators of various BVI companies in a dispute over the distribution of settlement monies worth over EUR200 million.

Financial Services Department

4 Stone Buildings

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4 Stone Buildings

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Financial Services


George Bompas QC
Band 2
Jonathan Crow QC
Band 1
Sharif Shivji QC
New Silks

Juniors

London (Bar)

Financial Services


Charles Marquand
Band 1