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Brick Court Chambers

International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance

7 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Brick Court Chambers is well reputed for its international arbitration expertise and has a strong presence across a wide range of commercial disputes. The barristers are highly adept at handling disputes before the full range of arbitral institutions, such as the LCIA, the LMAA, the ICC, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations. The set is recognised for its diverse offering, acting for an impressive roster of clients across the telecoms, shipping, natural resources, financial services and energy sectors, often with an African or Middle Eastern focus. Members here offer additional expertise in arbitral award enforcement matters.

Client service:

"The clerks are super responsive." "The clerks are wonderful and they try to be as flexible as possible." "The clerks are super helpful and very efficient. They really go above and beyond." The team is headed by the senior clerks, Tony Burgess and Paul Dennison.

Strengths:

Edward Ho
Edward Ho provides representation in Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations and disputes under the auspices of bodies such as ICSID and UNCITRAL. He has notable expertise in the energy, mining and commodities markets. He takes instruction as sole counsel as well as in his capacity as a junior.
"He is very good in cross-examination." "Edward is superb. He is highly intelligent and a strong team player."
Recent work: Instructed by the respondent in The Republic of Kazakhstan v World Wide Minerals, a challenge by the state to findings made by an ad hoc UNCITRAL tribunal.

Strengths:

Fionn Pilbrow QC
Fionn Pilbrow QC acts on behalf of a variety of individuals and organisations including oil companies, banks, insurers and reinsurers. He is experienced in disputes conducted under the LCIA and ICC, as well as arbitrations pursuant to LMAA rules. He also has experience obtaining and enforcing arbitration awards.
"He is exceptionally user-friendly and a very impressive silk." "A very good advocate."

Strengths:

Mark Howard QC
Mark Howard QC is acclaimed for his significant experience handling a wide range of arbitrations, including those relating to the telecommunications, energy and banking sectors on behalf of international corporations. He has particular expertise acting in LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
"He is one of the best advocates at the Bar."
Recent work: Represented Betamaz before the Privy Council in relation to an application to set aside an arbitral award concerning a breach of contract. The issue involves complex disputes as to whether the Supreme Court of Mauritius is able to determine whether there was a breach of public procurement rules.

Strengths:

Salim Moollan QC
Salim Moollan QC operates a busy practice taking in investor-state disputes at a high level as well as straight commercial arbitrations. He also draws on his experience as former chair and current vice-chair of UNCITRAL and is a member of numerous other panels. He has particular expertise in energy and telecoms cases.
"He is meticulous, thorough and incisive. He is clearly well versed in the field of arbitration."

Strengths:

Simon Salzedo QC
Simon Salzedo QC is noted for his international arbitration expertise, particularly in disputes under the auspices of the LCIA and LMAA. His practice covers a wide range of markets such as insurance and reinsurance, banking and shipping. He regularly acts on behalf of trustees, wealth funds and other entities across Africa and Asia. Before turning to the law he worked as an accountant.
"He has a very good manner with the legal team and the client." "He is extremely detail-oriented and impresses tribunals with his grasp of the details."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the Fundo Soberano de Angola, the Angolan sovereign wealth fund, in proceedings, including arbitrations, to recover control of the fund from the previous Angolan regime.

Strengths:

Stephen Midwinter QC
Stephen Midwinter QC acts as an adviser and advocate in international arbitrations, with substantial experience handling disputes under LCIA rules. He handles a wide array of disputes and has a strong emphasis on insurance and reinsurance claims and extensive knowledge of the energy and banking sectors. The disputes he is involved in are often worth hundreds of millions of pounds. He has developed especial expertise in CIS-related cases.
"He has a really relaxed manner and a very sharp intellect." "He is immensely clever and a very meticulous cross-examiner." "He is incredibly quick - he just processes information like nothing you have seen before and he is all over the detail."

Strengths:

Vernon Flynn QC
Vernon Flynn QC is known for his significant expertise in handling domestic and international commercial disputes, including multi-jurisdictional arbitration. He has appeared before courts and tribunals in various jurisdictions including Dubai, Singapore, Stockholm and the Cayman Islands, acting on behalf of prominent individuals and major corporations. He has taken part in arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC and various other arbitral institutions.
"He's very knowledgeable and very experienced in the DIFC. He's a great advocate." "He is very impressive and calm under pressure." "He is loved by clients and is good at fighting his client's corner."

International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance

Brick Court Chambers

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7-8 Essex Street

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Greater London

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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance


Fionn Pilbrow QC
Band 4
Mark Howard QC
Band 1
Salim Moollan QC
Band 4
Simon Salzedo QC
Band 4
Stephen Midwinter QC
Band 3
Vernon Flynn QC
Band 3

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