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Laurence Rabinowitz

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments

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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

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Laurence Rabinowitz QC
Extremely reputable silk with renowned experience in the banking sector, who has an outstanding reputation for handling the most complex and intricate disputes with aplomb. He is skilled in handling cases involving misrepresentation of LIBOR, damages claims and asset disputes, among others, and acts for a glittering array of clients including banks, funds and asset managers.
Strengths: "My hero at the Commercial Bar! He is incredibly clever and really measured. There are no amateur dramatics or histrionics with him, he is just straight to the core. He presents well and judges love him." "Laurence is obviously one of the top names in the market. He has an incredible ability to condense issues down to their simplest forms and he's great fun to work with."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in the case of Stanford International Bank v Proskauer Rose, proceedings in the Court of the Eastern Caribbean. The matter relates to attorney Thomas Sjoblom's legal representation of the bank in the years leading up to the revelation of the USD7 billion Ponzi scheme, for which R Allen Stanford was convicted.
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Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)

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Laurence Rabinowitz QC
A dominant presence in the commercial energy arena, with a reputation as a go-to resource for an array of litigation and arbitration matters worldwide. Solicitors turn to him for his ability to take on the cases with the highest stakes, and he deals with contractual disputes surrounding some of the biggest energy deals in the market. His areas of practice range from traditional oil and gas to alternative energy. He is equally comfortable handling both domestic and international disputes.
Strengths: "An absolute superstar who can turn his hand to anything." "One of the pre-eminent commercial silks. He's able to form a view on something quickly, which is impressive." "One of the heavyweights of the Bar. He's always calm and clients love him."
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

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Laurence Rabinowitz QC
A leading litigator and arbitration advocate with a commercial practice encompassing civil fraud, energy, competition, professional liability and banking and finance. Solicitors seek him out to handle high-profile fraud cases.
Strengths: "His legal analysis is powerful." "A terrific barrister who is a solid pair of hands." "A standout performer with a brilliant legal mind."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant companies within the Hewlett-Packard group in fraud proceedings seeking damages in excess of USD5 billion following the multibillion-dollar acquisition of Autonomy by HP in 2011.
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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)

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Laurence Rabinowitz QC
Widely considered by clients and peers to be a formidable silk. He is celebrated for his broad international arbitration practice and has longstanding expertise in issues relating to the energy and financial sectors, among others. His commercial abilities are devoted to both arbitration and litigation. He is adept at handling arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and HKIAC.
Strengths: "Laurence is a go-to name. He is great on strategy and execution and thinks outside the box. He is truly fantastic on his feet." "He has a sharp legal mind and an ability to cut to the issues."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

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Laurence Rabinowitz QC
Strengths: "An all-round brilliant QC who has superior judgement and great presence in court." "He has the capacity to travel intellectually down the other side's path, then lead the judge back to where he wants him to be." "You can't go wrong with him: clients really like him, he understands what they are trying to achieve and he is good at identifying an appropriate strategy."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant companies within the Hewlett-Packard group in fraud proceedings. The claimants sought damages in excess of USD5 billion arising out of the multibillion-dollar acquisition of Autonomy by the company in 2011.
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