Anthony de Garr Robinson QC
Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC enjoys a growing reputation for his capable representation of sophisticated domestic and international clients in a range of disputes including those relating to company law and civil fraud, as well as banking and finance. He is regularly instructed in international arbitrations in addition to appellate and High Court proceedings. De Garr Robinson is also registered to practise in the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Singapore and DIFC. He is frequently instructed in significant commercial disputes and is familiar with cases centring around capital markets transactions, often when they involve asset-backed securities and structured products. He has undertaken a number of cases concerning LIBOR and bribery disputes.
Strengths: "He is incredibly hard-working and incisive. A first-class operator. He has excellent client-handling skills."
Recent work: Represented the Association of British Insurers as interveners in an appeal concerning the approach the courts should adopt on applications to sanction transfers of insurance business under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Company - London (Bar)
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC is a highly regarded silk with a broad commercial chancery practice, which encompasses shareholder disputes and fraud claims. He appears in High Court, Appellate Court and international commercial arbitration proceedings. His extensive cross-border expertise extends across the BVI, the Bahamas, Dubai and Singapore.
Strengths: "Really very meticulous and does an incredible job. He gets into the detail and makes everything cast iron."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in Shandong Offshore Investment v Johan Fredrik Andresen & Shandong Twin Marine, a claim concerning breach of directors' duty to take reasonable care.
Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
Strengths: "A clear-thinking barrister who really gets stuck into a case."
Recent work: Instructed in Bluewaters Communications v Bayerische Landesbank, Bernard Ecclestone and Another, a claim alleging bribery, conspiracy and unlawful interference.
Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC runs a busy commercial chancery practice and takes on significant fraud litigation and arbitration work, much of which originates offshore in regions such as the Caribbean and the Middle East. He has dealt with the full swathe of allegations including conspiracy, deceit and breach of contract.
Strengths: "He provides forensic insights into his cases and has an enormous brain which holds all the complex facts and organises them to be understandable for the court."
Recent work: Acted for Bernie Ecclestone in a £500 million bribery claim alleging conspiracy and unlawful interference in relation to the takeover of the Formula One Group in 2006.
Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
Strengths: "One of the pre-eminent fraud barristers out there. He provides forensic insights into cases."
Recent work: Acted for Ron Dennis and his company in a claim concerning a £100 million project to acquire an estate and develop it into one of the finest country houses in England.
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Practice encompasses large and complex commercial cases of every kind, including banking, company law, shareholder disputes, investment disputes, fraud claims and group litigation. Has considerable experience of international litigation including jurisdictional disputes and cross border asset tracing, and frequently acts in international arbitrations. Has acted as an English law expert in proceedings in several jurisdictions. Sits as an arbitrator. Recent and current cases include: The Libyan Investment Authority v Societe Generale & Ors; Re Edwardian Group Ltd; The Post Office Group Litigation (Bates v Post Office Ltd); Bluewaters Communications v Bayerische Landesbank, Bernard Ecclestone & Anor; Ron Dennis & Anor v. Spink Construction Ltd & Ors; and Re Prudential Assurance Company Ltd.
Educated at University College, Oxford (Open Scholar and Gibbs Prize winner) and Harvard University (Kennedy Scholar). Called to the English Bar in 1987 (Denning Scholar and Hardwicke Scholar); took Silk in 2006.
Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association and Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association. He has been called to the Bar in the BVI and The Bahamas.
The Legal Labyrinths of Leverage' (Legal Week, 16th July 2009); ‘Wrotham Park damages’ (Commercial Litigation Journal, January 2008).
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