COVID-19: Important Notice

Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception in order to respond as necessary. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of all whom we work with and our wider responsibility of serving our clients. To that end we have implemented a robust, well tested plan which enables […]

23rd March 2020

Chambers Global Rankings 2020

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of Chambers Global 2020. Our barristers have been described as ‘truly excellent’ and as ‘phenomenal advocates’, supported by an ‘incredibly commercial’ clerking team. Our barristers have been ranked in the following areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution Construction Dispute Resolution: United Arab Emirates Energy & […]

18th February 2020

Stephen Cogley QC and Alexander Wright successfully maintain €225m worldwide freezing order against major Russian oil refinery

Stephen Cogley QC and Alexander Wright (together with Alan Gourgey QC, Christopher Jay and Michael Ryan) have successfully acted for VTB Commodities Trading DAC (“VTB”) in maintaining a €225 million worldwide freezing order (“WFO”) against JSC Antipinsky Refinery (“Antipinsky”). VTB had entered into prepayment agreements with Antipinsky by which it purchased effectively all of Antipinsky’s […]

18th February 2020

4 Pump Court shortlisted for two awards at the Legal Cheek Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted both for Best Chambers for Quality of Work and Best Chambers for Training at this year’s Legal Cheek Awards. The nominations are based on a survey to collect feedback from over 2000 pupil and junior barristers at the leading sets across the UK. A full […]

5th February 2020

Gideon Shirazi successfully obtains order for the sale of M/Y Force India in the latest phase of the Mallya litigation

On 27 January 2020, the Admiralty Court (Mr Justice Teare) handed down judgment following a trial of an in rem trial brought by the Qatar National Bank against the owners of the yacht Force India. The court found that Gizmo Invest SA, a company associated with Dr Mallya, had failed to repay its loan given […]

30th January 2020

Review of Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown

Laura Wright and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard review Mr Justice Bryan’s judgment in AA v Persons Unknown, in which he considered the effect of the new guidance. In the recent Commercial Court decision AA v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm), Bryan J held that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin are property within the meaning of English law. […]

28th January 2020

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Rankings

4 Pump Court is delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their work in the Asia Pacific region by the Legal 500 Guide 2020. Those ranked in the guide are: Commercial Christopher Moger QC Construction, Energy & Infrastructure Sean Brannigan QC John Rowland QC Shipping & Commodities Nicholas Vineall QC Sean O’Sullivan QC […]

17th January 2020

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Construction 2019

We are delighted that Sean Brannigan QC, Rachel Ansell QC and Alexander Hickey QC have been recognised as Thought Leaders: Construction 2019 in the Who’s Who Legal Guide. Sean, Rachel and Alex are also all listed as both National and Global Leaders within construction, which can be found here.

12th December 2019

Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted that Alexander Wright has been awarded Shipping Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. A full list of all UK Bar winners is available on the Legal 500 website.

4th December 2019

Nominations for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been nominated for nine awards at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction & Energy: Set of the Year IP, IT & Media: Set of the Year Shipping: Set of the Year International Arbitration: Silk […]

27th November 2019

Lord Garnier QC speaking at Defamation, Data & Privacy White Paper Conference

Edward Garnier QC will be speaking at the Defamation, Data & Privacy White Paper Conference on 27th November. Edward will specifically discuss the matter of when courts will enforce an NDA and when it is in the public interest for a source who has signed an NDA to be free to make allegations. The confernece […]

25th November 2019

Matthew Lavy on LawTech drafting committee for Legal Statement on Crypto-assets and Smart Contracts

On Monday 18th November, the LawTech Delivery Panel UK Jurisdiction Taskforce, led by Sir Geoffrey Vos, issued a Legal Statement which aims to provide answers to some of the key questions under English Law as to the status of cryptoassets and enforceability of Smart Contracts. The statement explains that, in the view of the senior […]

18th November 2019

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