4 Stone Buildings

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: Stanford International Bank Plc v HSBC Bank Plc [2020] EWHC 2232; Deutsche Trustee Co Ltd v Duchess VI CLO BV [2020] EWCA Civ 521; Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Plc [2019] UKSC 50, [2019] 3 WLR 997; 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.

Career

Queen Mother Scholar of Middle Temple. Called March 1998. Joined 4 Stone Buildings in October 1998. QC in 2019

Professional Memberships

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

Publications

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

Personal

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