Adam Kramer QC
Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Group Litigation - All Circuits
Adam Kramer QC enjoys a high profile in the group litigation field, having acted for claimants in a number of large-scale securities and consumer claims.
Strengths: "Absolutely brilliant in the group litigation area."
Recent work: Acted for the Leigh Day claimants in litigation concerning the Volkswagen emissions fraud.
Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
Adam Kramer QC is a highly accomplished individual experienced in acting for national and international banks, administrators, liquidators and funds in a broad range of financial cases. He has an impressive track record in handling class actions as well as claims relating to fraud, contracts and derivatives.
Strengths: "He is very bright and very good at legal analysis. He is a good advocate, easy to work with and top quality." "He is very smart, hard-working and an excellent team player."
Recent work: Acted in a multi-party dispute as to the priority between various subordinated debts within the Lehman Brothers insolvency proceedings.
Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)
Adam Kramer QC is noted for his academic rigour and robust courtroom demeanour. He is frequently involved in energy cases and has a depth of experience in oil and gas and diesel emissions cases. He is a particular expert on fraud or contractual disputes.
Strengths: "He is a brilliant commercial lawyer with a wonderful and tactical mind who knows what the opposition will be up to many moves ahead." "He is very intellectual and good at understanding what the client wants to get out of a case from a practical point of view."
Recent work: Represented PT Bayan in a joint venture dispute concerning a coal briquetting plant and technology.
Insurance - London (Bar)
Adam Kramer QC possesses capabilities across the full spectrum of insurance and reinsurance work, being particularly notable for his sterling reputation in the banking sector. He further demonstrates expertise in professional indemnity disputes. He has an in-depth knowledge of insurance broker issues.
Strengths: "He is absolutely outstanding. Adam is highly intelligent."
Recent work: Acted for UK Acorn Finance in a dispute with Markel concerning the valuers' professional indemnity policy.
Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
Strengths: "He is authoritative on the law, very personable and quick to take in matters and boil down the case to something straightforward."
Recent work: Acted in Etihad Airways PJSC v Air Berlin plc (in administration), a EUR2 billion claim by Air Berlin that Etihad breached financial support commitments leading to Air Berlin's collapse.
Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
Adam Kramer QC is a highly regarded commercial practitioner adept at handling disputes in such areas as fraud, insurance, energy and banking. He has dealt with myriad allegations over the course of his career including breach of contract, conspiracy and deceit.
Strengths: "He is all over the detail and instils a real degree of confidence in his clients." "He is a wonderful, personable silk who has a great way with the judges." "He's smart, good to deal with, strategic in his input and a very good operator."
Recent work: Represented Crossley in a claim against the VW manufacturers and others for loss arising out of the VW diesel emissions fraud.
Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
Strengths: "Extremely bright and fast-thinking." "He is very good and very effective as an advocate."
Recent work: Acted for Vodafone defendants in Phones4U Ltd (in administration) v EE, Vodafone UK and Others, a claim alleging collusion by mobile network operators forcing Phones4U into insolvency.
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Adam Kramer QC is a highly regarded commercial litigator and arbitration advocate specialising in banking and finance, commercial fraud, energy, sale of goods, professional negligence and insurance and reinsurance disputes. He has extensive experience of group/multi-party litigation.
He is frequently instructed in large-scale, high-profile matters, most recently in the Covid-19 business interruption insurance test case and subsequent substantial aggregation disputes, CIS v IBM exclusion clause appeal, the Phones 4U alleged collusion dispute, Lehman waterfall litigation, Tesco s90A securities claim, a $1bn Angolan LCIA energy arbitration, the Al-Rajaan fraud dispute, and the VW (and other) Diesel Emissions group claims.
Adam is an expert in contract damages, being the sole author of leading practitioner text - The Law of Contract Damages (3rd edition forthcoming).
He is consistently ranked highly across multiple practice areas in the legal directories and praised for his sharp analytical skills, in-depth knowledge and courtroom style.
Called 2004; Gray’s Inn; formerly law lecturer at Durham University and University College Oxford.
COMBAR; ChBA; LCIA; Society of Legal Scholars; Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Manchester Grammar School; University College, Oxford University (BA Hons); McGill University, Canada (LLM).
This individual is also ranked in:Global 2022