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Ben Valentin QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 5 departments
Ranked in : Banking & Finance , Fraud: Civil , International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance , Offshore , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

Band 4

Ben Valentin QC
Ben Valentin QC has undoubted expertise in banking cases as part of a wide-ranging international commercial arbitration and commercial dispute resolution practice, and has appeared in a number of leading cases appearing for major financial clients on both the claimant and defendant sides. He is noted for his significant experience of acting in complex offshore litigation in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands in particular.
Strengths: "He is very calm, astute, very commercial and very responsive. He is a very hands-on QC." "He gets right to the point every time."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Manx Capital v Scottish Widows & Others, a dispute arising from the settlement of the RBS Rights Issue Litigation.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 3

Ben Valentin QC
Ben Valentin QC is a talented silk who has amassed extensive experience of handling complex cases of alleged fraud. His broad commercial practice also touches on a number of other areas including insolvency and professional negligence.
Strengths: "An excellent advocate who is incredibly bright and tactically so astute. He's easy to deal with and a real go-to QC for fraud work." "He is exceptional in court, has a genius level of intellect, is very user-friendly and gets to the heart of matters very quickly."
Recent work: Acted for an individual defendant in ArcelorMittal v Ruia & Others, a USD1.5 billion unlawful means conspiracy claim relating to the enforcement of an arbitral award.
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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)

Band 4

Ben Valentin QC
Ben Valentin QC handles an international arbitration practice that focuses on disputes arising in the insurance, finance, aviation and energy industries. He frequently acts on behalf of clients in the British Virgin Islands and East Asia in arbitrations governed by ICC rules.
Strengths: "He is a very smooth, polished arbitration advocate."
Recent work: Advised Mr Chernukhin on enforcement proceedings in the Royal Court of Jersey following an arbitral award that was granted in the client's favour.
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Offshore - London (Bar)

Band 3

Ben Valentin QC
Ben Valentin QC is frequently instructed in a wide range of challenging commercial disputes. He regularly handles cases heard in the Cayman Islands, the BVI and the Channel Islands.
Strengths: "He is a very smooth and persuasive advocate in person and in writing. He is hard-working, part of the team and goes the extra mile."
Recent work: Defended DMS, a fund service provider, in a USD120 million claim in the Cayman Islands relating to the collapse of the Axiom Legal Financing Fund.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 3

Ben Valentin QC
Strengths: "An excellent advocate who is a team player and great with clients."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Manx Capital v Scottish Widows & Others, litigation arising from the settlement of the RBS Rights Issue Litigation.
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Ben is a commercial disputes specialist, with acknowledged expertise in disputes involving banking and finance, civil fraud, corporate transactions and company law, and insolvency and restructuring. He has extensive experience as a trial and appellate advocate, regularly appearing before the higher English courts, at all stages of proceedings. His English practice is diverse in subject-matter and often international in nature.

He is also an acknowledged specialist advocate in international arbitration, and acts as an expert on English law in civil litigation overseas.

Beyond his London practice, Ben also has significant experience as an advocate in complex offshore litigation (notably in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands).

Career

England and Wales (Call 1995; QC 2016); New York (1998); British Virgin Islands (2007).

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, LCIA, CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Personal

Educated at Bedford School; Worcester College, Oxford (BA, 1992; BCL, 1993); Cornell (LLM, 1994).

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