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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 5 Practice Areas
Company
28 Years Ranked
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Chancery: Commercial
7 Years Ranked
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2
Offshore
8 Years Ranked
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Provided by David Chivers KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

David is a highly experienced, sought-after silk who specialises in company law, corporate litigation and corporate restructuring/insolvency - onshore, offshore and internationally. He is known for the quality of both his advocacy and advisory skills. David has acted on many of the leading cases and transactions in these areas, including: Dee Valley Group Plc; Vodafone PLC/ Verizon; Shire PLC; BHP Billiton PLC, Validus Holdings v IPC (corporate advisory and schemes of arrangement); Jackson v Dear; Liverpool Football Club - RBS v Hicks; Arbuthnott v Charterhouse; Ron Dennis v TAG and McLaren Technology (corporate litigation); Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension Scheme v Olympic Airlines; Singularis v PwC; PwC v Saad; Weavering v SEB; DD Realisations (Supreme Court and Privy Council, insolvency); Halliwells LLP, Constellation Group (restructuring).

Career

Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee. Admitted to the Bars of the following jurisdictions: BVI, and ad hoc to Bermuda and Cayman. Acting Judge of the BVI Commercial Court January to March 2018.

Professional Memberships

ChBA, ILA, III, RISA (Cayman).

Publications

Contributor to Co-operatives that Work (Spokesman 1988); Practice and Procedure in the Companies Court (Lloyds of London Press 1997); The Law of Majority Shareholders Power, Use and Abuse (OUP 2017).

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Company - London (Bar)
Star Individuals

David Chivers KC
David Chivers KC is a heavyweight practitioner in company law, with deep expertise in high-stakes disputes both domestically and offshore. He also offers notable experience in advising on corporate transactional work and schemes of arrangement. His company practice is further bolstered by expertise in corporate restructuring.


Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

David Chivers KC


Restructuring/Insolvency - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

David Chivers KC
David Chivers KC remains an esteemed practitioner who offers expert counsel and representation to clients across a range of areas, with an emphasis on company law and commercial restructuring and insolvency. He has vast experience handling complex matters at both the domestic and international levels. He has represented clients at all levels of the court system, and is no stranger to the Privy Council and the Supreme Court.


Offshore - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

David Chivers KC
David Chivers KC boasts a strong following in the Caribbean, having been called to the Bar of the BVI and ad hoc to the Bars of the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. His practice comprises a great deal of corporate and company litigation, and he regularly acts in restructuring and insolvency cases. He also demonstrates expertise in trusts disputes.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

David Chivers KC

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Insurance

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Offshore

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2
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