Fountain Court Chambers has a solid arbitration offering and vast international capabilities. Its barristers have established multi-jurisdictional expertise and act in high-profile disputes across Singapore, Switzerland, the UAE and Russia, to name a few. The set wields considerable expertise in a range of industries, regularly acting as either counsel or arbitrator in big-ticket insurance and energy arbitrations, often governed by LCIA, ICC and DIFC rules. Instructing solicitors consider the set to be composed of "a really superb bunch of barristers."
Alex Taylor is the senior clerk and Katie Szewczyk and Sian Huckett are joint deputy senior clerks. "The set is very high quality. The clerks are responsive and effective." "The clerking service is one of the best I have seen." "The clerks are approachable, always ready to help and flexible."
Bankim Thanki KC
Bankim Thanki KC is well regarded for the breadth of his expertise in relation to international arbitration. He has handled a number of ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations seated in Stockholm, Singapore and the British Virgin Islands. He also handles arbitrations under the Energy Charter Treaty. At present he serves as head of chambers. As well as acting as counsel, he also sits as arbitrator.
"He is really good on issues involving conflicts of laws. He is a standout." "He is excellent."
David Railton KC
David Railton KC is noted for having a solid arbitration practice that focuses on insurance-related disputes. He has particular expertise in Bermuda Form arbitrations. In addition to undertaking advocacy he sits as an arbitrator.
"He is an outstanding advocate and a real team player."
Timothy Howe KC
Timothy Howe KC andles a wide array of disputes resolved by means of international arbitration, and has noted expertise in finance and energy matters. He has appeared in various arbitral venues, including London, Singapore and Vienna. He is adept at acting under various institutional rules including the LCIA and ICC as well as ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL. He has substantial expertise in arbitrations in which sovereign states are participants.
"He is a pleasure to work with and he is very helpful on tactical and strategic questions." "Tim is very approachable, responsive and strong on understanding the commercial dynamics at play."
Ben Valentin KC
Ben Valentin KC handles an international arbitration practice that focuses on disputes arising in the insurance, finance, aviation and energy industries. He frequently acts on behalf of clients in the British Virgin Islands and East Asia in arbitrations governed by ICC rules.
"He is a very smooth, polished arbitration advocate."
Alexander Milner KC
Alexander Milner KC is well versed in handling cases involving Russian and CIS elements. He has a varied practice that covers arbitral proceedings under LCIA and ICC rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. He demonstrates his strength in providing counsel on enforcement issues as well as commercial and investment-treaty work. He draws strength from his bilingual capabilities.
"Alex is brilliantly clever and has fantastic experience in Russia and CIS-related matters." "An excellent advocate. His knowledge is very impressive."