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

UK Government’s “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour” – toothless for now, but laying foundations for further measures

On 7 May 2020, the Government published a document entitled “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency” (the “guidance”). In this short article, Sean Brannigan QC and Kajetan Wandowicz summarise the guidance, and discuss its potential implications for commercial parties. It was prepared jointly by the Cabinet Office and […]

12th May 2020

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo successful for FCA in £3.6m unauthorised share scheme

On 6 May 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in The Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner and ors [2020] EWHC 1097 (Ch), a claim by the FCA relating an unauthorised scheme. The unlawful scheme involved the sale of shares in Our Price Records Limited (“OPR”) in 2014 and 2015. OPR was promoted as a commission earning […]

11th May 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

Legal 500 2019 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK Guide. Chambers have been described as ‘setting the standard for commercial sets’ with a ‘raft of top quality barristers’. Our clerks have been described as helping the ‘solicitor/counsel dynamic feel like a proper team’ and ‘really going out […]

27th September 2019

UK High Court rules in favour of Indian banks against businessman Mallya

In the ongoing High Court litigation against Dr Vijay Mallya, Nigel Tozzi QC has continued to act successfully on behalf of a consortium of Indian banks. Following a previous hearing in May 2018, Mr Justice Knowles decided on 22 July 2019 that documents in the possession of various third parties (other banks and auction houses) […]

24th July 2019

Legal 500 2018 and Chambers & Partners 2019 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to be recognised in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We have been described as ‘in a class of our own’ having ‘remained a leading London set for commercial, construction, and insurance/reinsurance work’. Furthermore, the success of our juniors, described as ‘a rising force’, has […]

30th October 2018

Nigel Tozzi QC and Neil Henderson successfully act for the State Bank of India

On 9 May 2018 the Commercial Court (Andrew Henshaw QC) handed down judgment dismissing the applications of the high profile Indian businessman, Dr Vijay Mallya, to set aside an order registering a final order of the Debt Recovery Tribunal, Bangalore and to discharge a worldwide freezing injunction over his assets. Nigel Tozzi QC and Neil […]

10th May 2018

Alexander Wright Acts for Islamic Bank in Murabaha Claim

Alexander Wright, instructed by Linos Choo and Helen Vickers of DLA Piper UK LLP, is acting for the Bank of London and the Middle East PLC (“BLME”) on a £7.5 million claim under a master murabaha agreement dated 22 February 2017 by which BLME provided Partners International Leisure Ltd (“PIL”) with a facility to finance […]

1st March 2018

High Court Dismisses Private Jet Company’s Mis-selling Claim Against Bank

Following an 11 day trial, the High Court (Rose J) handed down judgment on 22 January 2018 in a £3.8m dispute between LEA (a private jet charter company) and RBS. LEA alleged that it had been mis-sold two interest rate hedging products, including an allegation that RBS had dishonestly failed to disclose its internal credit […]

22nd January 2018

Legal 500 – 2016 Rankings

4 Pump Court are delighted to again be listed as a leading barristers’ chambers within the latest edition of The Legal 500. In this edition 4 Pump Court is acknowledged as not only ‘the most impressive chambers in terms of developing its construction practice in recent years’ but is also ‘a go-to set’ for IT, […]

14th September 2016

Chambers & Partners 2016 UK Guide

4 Pump Court are delighted to be ranked in the following areas of law in new edition of the Chambers & Partners UK Guide; International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering Commercial Dispute Resolution Construction Energy & Natural Resources Information Technology Insurance Professional Negligence Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction Shipping & Commodities In addition 39 barristers at 4 Pump […]

2nd October 2015

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