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Chirag Karia QC

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Practice Areas

Commercial law, including shipping, commodities, joint ventures, share purchase agreements and commercial arbitration. Cases: The Sea Master [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm) (arbitral jurisdiction over intermediate B/L holder); Committeri v. Club Mediterranee [2018] EWCA Civ 1889 (CA)(Rome I/Rome II-contract/tort dichotomy); Sam Purpose [2017] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 50 (anti-suit & anti-arrest injunctions); Yusuf Cepnioglu [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 641(CA)(contractual anti-suit injunction vs. 3rd party); Ramburs v Agrifert [2016] Bus LR 135 (GAFTA substitution clause); Crudesky [2014] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 1 (CA) (force majeure; novus actus); Proton v. Orlen [2014] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 100 (contract formation; description vs. quality); DC Merwestone [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 131 (Com.Ct) (“perils of the sea” & Inchmaree insurance cover; fortuity requirement); Lehmann Timber [2013] 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).

Professional Memberships

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”.