Maitland Chambers

Catherine Newman QC

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Catherine Newman QC
"A fearsome litigator" with a diverse and substantial commercial chancery practice. She appears in all courts up to the Supreme Court and Privy Council, and has a very strong offshore practice. Her practice has a particular focus on business disputes, and sources praise her for her work on corporate matters.
"Has considerable presence, knows her stuff and is more than comfortable handling big cases." "She is just fantastically reliable and confident in her advice, without being arrogant. She also takes an inclusive approach and feels like part of the team."
Recent work: Assisted with the construction of a USD1.2 billion settlement agreement in relation to Dutch proceedings arising out of investor claims against BNP Paribas Fortis.

Strengths

Catherine Newman QC
A practitioner with over 35 years' experience who has noted ability in company, banking and insolvency cases and business disputes generally. She is a senior and much-respected figure at the Bar who is much in demand both at home and abroad. She regularly appears before the Privy Council and the courts of the BVI and the Cayman Islands.
"Responsive, accessible, commercial and someone who knows how to put up a fight."
Recent work: Appeared in Re Tina Solar, a case following the merger and private acquisition of the company, where dissenters from the merger price argued that the company was undervalued by USD184 million.