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Essex Court Chambers

Steven Berry QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Global
Shipping & Commodities - UK

Band 1

Steven Berry QC
A renowned barrister with a leading dry shipping practice. He is recognised for his significant expertise in charter party, marine insurance and bill of lading disputes.
Strengths: "He is not just a phenomenal legal brain but a highly astute tactician who always has the commercial points in mind when giving advice." "He is more than superb."
Recent work: Led on the 'Panamax Trader' case, which centred on whether the ship owners deliberately sank the vessel to claim insurance.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 3

Steven Berry QC
Strengths: "You go to him for high-value cases as you know you can take his advice to the client." "He is devastating in cross-examination and silver-tongued in arguments." "Steven comes up with some very clever points and is an unnerving opponent for the other side."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in Blackstar Advisors v Cheyne Capital International, a claim for substantial fees allegedly due to an introducer from a fund manager.
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global Market Leaders

Band 4

Steven Berry QC
Provides solid representation in international arbitration disputes concerning matters of commodities, shipping and insurance and reinsurance. He is experienced in appearing before tribunals governed by the rules of the LMAA, SIAC, the LCIA and the ICC.
Strengths: "Superb. A fantastic barrister and he holds his own on his feet."
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