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Brian Doctor QC

London, UK

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Referred to as “one of the leading commercial silks at the Bar”, Brian is a trial lawyer with years of experience in handling hard-fought business and commercial cases. He has practised as a Silk in a number of jurisdictions, including England, South Africa and the BVI.

Brian’s speciality is heavy cases, both in court and before arbitration tribunals, which are fact-dependent and involve complex issues (and conflicts) of law. Recent cases include;

•VTB Bank v Firtash and others [2021] EWHC 1356 (Comm): discharge of freezing order

•Media Gates Company v Kuwait Projects (KIPCO) – 2020 arbitration in LCIA-DIFC: options

•Barthelemy Holdings v Duet Group Limited [2019] EWHC 2402 (Comm). Warranties; shareholder dispute

•Deepak Abbhi v Richard Slade [2019] EWCA Civ 2175; enforcement of guarantee

•Michael Wilson and Partners v Emmott (Court of Appeal) [2019] EWCA Civ 219: freezing order Angel Bell exception

•ABC Grandeservus v Emmerson International (BVI). Decision of BVI Commercial court 27 May 2019; Freezing order and Chabra defendant

•BNP Paribas Jersey Trust v Camilla de Bourbon (Jersey); trust and enforcement of foreign judgment

He also sits as an arbitrator and has extensive experience as an LCIA and ICC arbitration counsel both here and abroad.

Brian Doctor QC

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