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Adrian Beltrami QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments

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UK Bar
Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

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Adrian Beltrami QC
Has an exceptional banking practice alongside his wider commercial and insolvency expertise, and acts for leading domestic and multinational retail and investment banks. He is adept in handling financial matters pertaining to mis-selling claims, fraudulent misrepresentations and outstanding loan disputes.
Strengths:"An incredibly hands-on silk who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in. He is excellent with clients." "Adrian is hard-working, sophisticated, thorough and never flustered. He's everything you want in a leader." "He is absolutely superb, very clever and very insightful."
Recent work: Acted for Barclays Bank in an USD850 million dispute with Red Kite Management. The case involved allegations that Barclays used confidential information when trading on the London Metal Exchange to the detriment of numerous hedge funds.
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Restructuring/Insolvency - London (Bar)

Band 4

Adrian Beltrami QC
Acts for insolvency clients as part of his broader commercial practice, which also encompasses banking, financial services and fraud. He is known for his expertise in handling domestic work, while he is equally adept at handling multi-jurisdictional concerns.
Strengths: "He has a huge brain and is and a really calm, effective advocate." "An outstanding and highly regarded barrister."
Recent work: Instructed by Lehman Brothers Holdings to advise and represent the company in the waterfall disputes concerning the distribution of surpluses within the Lehman estate.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

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Adrian Beltrami QC
Strengths: "He's a huge talent - you could trust Adrian with literally anything. He is exceptional."
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 1

Adrian Beltrami QC
An acclaimed commercial litigator who focuses in particular on financial disputes, many of which involve allegations of fraud. His cases touch on various issues including insolvency and asset tracing.
Strengths: "An outstanding advocate who is assured in court and fiercely intelligent." "He has an understated manner, is very persuasive and judges respect him." "He can cut through the legal issues quickly to get to the heart of the matter."
Recent work: Instructed by Barclays to defend the bank against an USD800 million claim. The claimant, Red Kite Management, alleged that Barclays used confidential information to trade on the London Metals Exchange.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 1

Adrian Beltrami QC        
Strengths: "An outstanding advocate who is fiercely intelligent." "He has a wonderful way of presenting a case; he provides insightful analysis with great humour and charm."
Recent work: Acted for Grant Thornton in successfully striking out and dismissing fraudulent claims and malicious prosecution claims of up to £2.2 billion arising out of the arrest of the Tchenguiz brothers.
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