Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 rankings

We are pleased to again be recognised for our work in the Asia Pacific region in the newly published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide. 4 Pump Court has a total of 11 individual rankings across the areas of Commercial, Construction, energy and infrastructure and Shipping and commodities. New rankings this year were achieved by: […]

13th January 2021

Does the post-Halliburton landscape provide “closure on disclosure” for appointments in London maritime arbitration?

4 Pump Court in association with the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) and HFW will be hosting a panel session on Tuesday 8 December 2020, 12:00pm – 13:30pm GMT, discussing the implications for the maritime industry of the recent UK Supreme Court Judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The UK Supreme Court has confirmed and clarified the obligation on […]

Podcast: Halliburton v Chubb

The latest edition of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Nick Vineall QC, Sean Brannigan QC and Andrew Stevens. In this short bonus episode, Sean Brannigan QC talks to Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens about the main points arising from the recent Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The podcast highlights points […]

1st December 2020

Halliburton v Chubb in the Supreme Court – Challenging times?

With the Supreme Court’s judgment in Halliburton v Chubb hot off the press, in this article, James Leabeater QC and Anna Hoffmann take a first look at the judgment. 4 Pump Court’s joint head of chambers Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens acted for the LMAA as an intervening party before the Supreme Court in […]

27th November 2020

Halliburton v Chubb – the Supreme Court decision

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in the arbitration case of Halliburton v Chubb.  Such is the importance of the issues raised in the case the LMAA, LCIA, ICC, CIArb and GAFTA all intervened before the Supreme Court. 4 Pump Court’s Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens were counsel for the LMAA […]

27th November 2020

De facto and de jure Presidents – The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela

Introduction On 5th October, the Court of Appeal handed down its Judgment in The Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant) v The Guaidó Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent) [2020] EWCA Civ 1249. Nicholas Vineall QC, Joint Head of Chambers of 4 Pump Court, appeared for the successful Appellant. This […]

6th October 2020

FCA v Avacade: SIPP Transfers Under the Spotlight

Nick Vineall QC successfully represented the Financial Conduct Authority in its claim against two companies and three individuals involved in the promotion of pension transfers into self-invested personal pensions. Nearly two thousand UK consumers transferred pensions worth over £86 million, a large percentage of which was used to invest into non-mainstream investments. Following a trial […]

30th June 2020

Venezuelan gold dispute

Venezuelan state assets abroad include over €1bn worth of gold held by the Central Bank of Venezuela (“BCV”) in the vaults of the Bank of England.  But there are two competing claims to control it – one from the BCV board originally appointed by President Maduro, and the other by a board said to have […]

26th June 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

Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens to intervene in landmark Supreme Court international arbitration case Halliburton v Chubb

Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens of 4 Pump Court are acting for the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (the LMAA) in its intervention before the Supreme Court in the appeal from the Court of Appeal’s decision in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 817. The Supreme Court case is of major […]

31st October 2019

UK-China Arbitration Summit 2019

Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens will be speaking at the UK-China Arbitration Summit this year on 10 & 11 June, where leading practitioners will discuss the latest developments in international arbitration in an Anglo-Chinese context. Nick Vineall will be a panellist for the session Choosing Chinese arbitral institutions for international disputes: An option to […]

20th May 2019

Manchester Shipping Ltd v Balfour Worldwide Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 194 (Comm)

On Monday 11th February Sonia Tolaney QC, sitting as a Judge of the Commercial Court, handed down judgment in Manchester Shipping Ltd v Balfour & Sochin, a multi-national shipping fraud case involving Russian charterers. The judgment ruled that Manchester Shipping Ltd had made a fair presentation at the ex parte application and that the Worldwide […]

19th February 2019

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