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Luke is a Commercial and Admiralty silk whose practice encompasses insurance and reinsurance, international trade, energy, sale of goods, banking, commercial contracts, and shipping. Luke is often called in to handle the highest value, most complex claims, involving coordinating large teams of experts and has acted on many precedent-setting cases in the High Court, and Court of Appeal. Given the frequently international dimension of his practice, Luke has extensive experience in dealing with foreign law and multi-jurisdictional disputes. In particular he frequently acts in arbitrations with a cross-border element and is experienced in making applications to the High Court in support of English arbitrations and also in support of foreign arbitrations in the English courts and advises on the enforcement of awards under the New York Convention.

Career

LLB (Bristol). Called 1985, Inner Temple, Queens Counsel 2003.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR. Supporting member LMAA.

Publications

Steel and Parsons; Admiralty and Commercial Court Forms and Precedents (2nd Edition, Thomson Reuters) with David Steel KC (now Mr. Justice Steel).

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Shipping & Commodities - UK
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Luke Parsons KC
Luke Parsons KC is an esteemed silk who is well respected for his broad shipping and commodities practice covering issues such as shipbuilding, ship sale and charter party disputes. He is highly active in the Court of Appeal, the Commercial Court and the High Court, and is equally adept at arbitrations.


Energy & Natural Resources - UK
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Band 3

Luke Parsons KC
Luke Parsons KC is highly respected for his commercial and admiralty practice. His noted shipping expertise strongly informs his adroit handling of a variety of marine engineering disputes in the E&P sector, and he is also adept at dealing with high-value corporate matters. His recent experience includes advising clients on disputes involving oil rigs, exploration platforms, floating storage platforms and pipelines.

Recent work

Acted on behalf of the Malaysian government to challenge a USD5.8 billion settlement negotiated under former prime minister Najib Razak that arose out of the Malaysian government creating a sovereign wealth fund to raise funds to invest in energy assets.


International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
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Band 4

Luke Parsons KC
Luke Parsons KC acts in arbitrations across a number of markets and frequently handles high-value insurance and shipping matters. He regularly acts on behalf of sovereign states in arbitrations under ICC and LCIA rules. He is frequently instructed by top-tier international law firms.

Recent work

Instructed in Malaysian Government v 1MDB, in which the Malaysian Government challenged a settlement that had ended an LCIA arbitration between 1MDB and an Abu Dhabi government-owned entity. The matter involved allegations that the consent award was procured by fraud.


International Arbitration - The Bar - Asia-Pacific Region
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Luke Parsons KC of Quadrant Chambers is best known in the regional arbitration sphere for his mastery of major shipping dispute mandates, but he is by no means confined to maritime matters and also appears in large-scale commercial disputes, being notably experienced in the representation of sovereign states. Interviewees describe him as an "excellent advocate," noted for being "on top of all the detail," providing "very measured advice" and "being really enthusiastic about looking after the client, which is hugely important."

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