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3 Verulam Buildings

Christopher Burdin

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Banking & Finance
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

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Christopher Burdin
An extremely capable junior with impressive experience acting in a wide array of high-value banking disputes. He is particularly well versed in cross-jurisdictional matters, often tackling international cases arising from civil fraud.
Strengths: "A very impressive barrister. He is very dedicated, thoughtful and cerebral in his approach." "He's technically excellent, has great attention to detail and is an impressive strategist. He has always been extremely diligent, friendly and approachable."
Recent work: Acted in Dexia Crediop v Comune di Prato, a case concerning six interest rate swaps entered into between Dexia and Prato.
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Christopher specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular experience in banking and finance, civil fraud and professional negligence. He has substantial experience acting in complex and high-value commercial cases, often involving an international element. He has been instructed as junior counsel in international arbitration, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He also frequently acts as sole advocate in trials and applications. Christopher is a contributor to Paget’s Law of Banking (15th edition, ed. John Odgers QC).

Notable cases include: Public Institution for Social Security v Al Rajaan [2020] EWHC 1498 (Comm) (freezing order and asset tracing relating to a c.$850 million corruption claim, featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2020); Public Institution for Social Security v Amouzegar [2020] EWHC 1220 (Comm) (jurisdiction, service); Walsh v Greystone Financial Services Ltd [2019] EWHC 1719 (Ch) (film finance schemes, financial services, fraud, professional negligence); Deutsche Bank AG v Comune di Savona [2018] EWCA Civ 1740 (swaps, ISDA jurisdiction agreements); Secure Capital SA v Credit Suisse AG [2017] EWCA Civ 1486 (intermediated securities); Dexia Crediop Spa v Comune di Prato [2017] EWCA Civ 428 (swaps, conflict of laws); and VTB Capital plc v Nutritek International Corp [2013] UKSC 5 (piercing the corporate veil, forum conveniens).

Career

Called 2010; Middle Temple.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR; LCLCBA.

Personal

BA in Jurisprudence, New College, Oxford (First); BCL, New College, Oxford (Distinction); Scholar, Honorary Senior Scholar and Wallace Scholar of New College, Oxford.

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