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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  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  EWHC 1220 (Comm) (jurisdiction, service); Walsh v Greystone Financial Services Ltd  EWHC 1719 (Ch) (film finance schemes, financial services, fraud, professional negligence); Deutsche Bank AG v Comune di Savona  EWCA Civ 1740 (swaps, ISDA jurisdiction agreements); Secure Capital SA v Credit Suisse AG  EWCA Civ 1486 (intermediated securities); Dexia Crediop Spa v Comune di Prato  EWCA Civ 428 (swaps, conflict of laws); and VTB Capital plc v Nutritek International Corp  UKSC 5 (piercing the corporate veil, forum conveniens).
Called 2010; Middle Temple.
BA in Jurisprudence, New College, Oxford (First); BCL, New College, Oxford (Distinction); Scholar, Honorary Senior Scholar and Wallace Scholar of New College, Oxford.