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Andrew de Mestre QC

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Practice Areas

Commercial litigation and arbitration with particular emphasis on civil fraud and asset recovery; financial services and banking including CMBS and other securitisation disputes; insolvency and company law including proceedings under the Insolvency Act 1986, directors’ duties, and shareholder disputes. Recent cases include: Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Plc [2019] UKSC 50; Deutsche Trustee Co Ltd v Duchess VI CLO BV [2019] EWHC 737; Hosking v Apax Partners LLP [2019] 1 WLR 3347; Re Peak Hotels and Resorts Ltd [2019] 1 WLR 2145; Playboy Club London v BNL SA [2018] UKSC 43; Credit Suisse Asset Management v Titan Europe 2006 – 1 Plc [2016] EWCA 1293; BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v LBG Capital No.1 Plc [2016] UKSC 29; Re Windermere VII CMBS Plc [2016] EWHC 782; Global Energy Horizons Corp v Gray [2014] EWHC 2925 and [2015] EWHC 2232, 3275.


Queen Mother Scholar of Middle Temple. Called March 1998. Joined 4 Stone Buildings October 1998.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association (Main committee member; Chair pro bono sub-committee).


Contributor to OUP's 'Annotated Companies Acts'; Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Finance Law


Educated at Sherborne School, Dorset and Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA).