Commercial law, including shipping, commodities, joint ventures, share purchase agreements and commercial arbitration. Cases: The Sea Master  EWHC 1902 (Comm) (arbitral jurisdiction over intermediate B/L holder); Committeri v. Club Mediterranee  EWCA Civ 1889 (CA)(Rome I/Rome II-contract/tort dichotomy); Sam Purpose  2 Lloyd’s Rep. 50 (anti-suit & anti-arrest injunctions); Yusuf Cepnioglu  1 Lloyd’s Rep. 641(CA)(contractual anti-suit injunction vs. 3rd party); Ramburs v Agrifert  Bus LR 135 (GAFTA substitution clause); Crudesky  1 Lloyd’s Rep 1 (CA) (force majeure; novus actus); Proton v. Orlen  1 Lloyd’s Rep 100 (contract formation; description vs. quality); DC Merwestone  2 Lloyd’s Rep 131 (Com.Ct) (“perils of the sea” & Inchmaree insurance cover; fortuity requirement); Lehmann Timber  2 Lloyd’s Rep 541 (CA)(GA/recoverability of lien exercise costs); Ratna Shradha (CA) (US$60 million oil cargo dispute between Sudan and South Sudan; state immunity); ICC Arbitration (subsea blowout preventer supply).
COMBAR; State Bar of California.
Called 1988, Lincoln’s Inn (Denning Scholar); Queen’s Counsel 2012; MA(Cantab.), Slaughter & May Prize (top 1st in Law at Cambridge University); LL.M. (UC Berkeley), Harkness Fellow; Attorney practising in California (1990-2000).
Joint Editor, “Butterworths Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings”.