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Chambers of Michael Todd QC

33 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1EN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 0125
DX:
308 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.erskinechambers.com

David Chivers QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Email:
Erskine Chambers (Chambers of Michael Todd QC)

Position

David is a highly experienced, sought-after silk who specialises in company law, corporate litigation and corporate restructuring/insolvency - onshore, offshore and internationally. He is known for the quality of both his advocacy and advisory skills. David has acted on many of the leading cases and transactions in these areas, including: Dee Valley Group Plc; Vodafone PLC – Verizon; Shire PLC; BHP Billton PLC (corporate advisory and schemes of arrangement); Jackson v Dear; Liverpool Football Club & RBS v Hicks & Gillett; Arbuthnott v Charterhouse; Ron Dennis v TAG and McLaren Technology (corporate litigation); Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension Scheme v Olympic Airlines; Singularis v PwC; PwC v Saad; Halliwells LLP (insolvency); and Validus Holdings v IPC, Re Viking Capital Ltd; Weavering v SEB; DD Realisations (offshore).

Career

Called: 1983. Silk: 2002. Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee. Admitted to the Bars of the following jurisdictions: British Virgin Islands, and ad hoc to Bermuda and Cayman. Acting Judge of the BVI Commercial Court January to March 2018.

Publications:
Contributor to Co-operatives that Work (Spokesman 1988); Practice and Procedure in the Companies Court (Lloyds of London Press 1997); The Law of Majority Shareholders Power, Use and Abuse (OUP 2017).

Member

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, ILA, RISA (Cayman).

Education

Millfield School, Downing College, Cambridge (1982 BA).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

David Chivers QC - Erskine ChambersHighly regarded for company law and corporate litigation.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

David Chivers QC - Erskine ChambersEye-wateringly clever; a consummate silk.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

David Chivers QC - Erskine ChambersThe go-to guy for anything novel, nuanced or complex.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

David Chivers QC - Erskine ChambersHis practice includes shareholder disputes and fund collapses in Cayman.

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