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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, unfair prejudice petitions and other shareholder disputes. Recent cases include: Hosking v Apax Partners LLP [2018] EWHC 2732; Re Peak Hotels and Resorts Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2256 and [2017] EWHC 1511; Playboy Club London v BNL SA [2018] UKSC 43 and [2016] EWCA Civ 457; Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Plc [2018] 1 WLR 2777; 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; Knighthead Master Fund LP v Bank of New York Mellon [2015] EWHC 270; Global Energy Horizons Corp v Gray [2014] EWHC 2925 and [2015] EWHC 2232, 3275.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association.


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


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


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