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Luke Pearce

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Global
Shipping & Commodities - UK

Band 2

Luke Pearce
A prominent junior recommended for his excellent advocacy and arbitration work. He deals with shipping and commodities matters as well as banking and derivatives issues. He regularly appears as sole counsel.
Strengths: "He is very sharp and intelligent, an upcoming star of the Bar. He is incisive in his thinking and has a presence that is reassuring for judges." "He produces an excellent quality of work, and is highly responsive and nice to work with."
Recent work: Appeared on behalf of the defendant charterers in Harmony Innovation v Caravel Shipping [2019], a claim for an interim mandatory injunction requiring the charterers to put up security to secure the release of a vessel pursuant to a letter of indemnity for delivery of cargo absent original bills of lading.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 5

Luke Pearce
Strengths: "He is very smart, has seen a lot of cases and has made a name for himself." "Luke gets into the detail and is on top of procedure."
Recent work: Acted for Joanne Dove in her claim for damages of circa USD50 million against HBOS for fraud and conspiracy.
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global Market Leaders

Band 2

Luke Pearce
Handles international arbitrations across a range of jurisdictions. He has acted before tribunals in London, Zürich, New York and San Francisco in disputes governed by LCIA, LMAA, ICC and AAA rules. He is well versed in commercial arbitration relating to energy, shipping and insurance disputes, and is adept at handling arbitration award enforcements.
Strengths: "He was incredibly helpful, very intelligent and gave excellent analysis. He's very quick to get up to speed and is a pleasure to work with."
Recent work: Continued to act for the LCIA in the UK Supreme Court appeal regarding apparent bias in the arbitration arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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