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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0118
DX:
430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

Jeffery Onions QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in substantial contractual disputes, oil and gas, arbitration, share and business sales disputes, banking (including syndicated loans), breach of director’s duties, insurance and reinsurance, jurisdictional issues, substantial civil fraud, insolvency, sale of goods and services media and entertainment. Recent cases include: Network Rail v Handy (recoverability of economic loss to tort); Al-Gaood v Innospec (fraud, bribery and conspiracy relating to sales to Iraq; Fujitsu v IBM (contractual interpretation and exclusion clauses in the context of computer contracts; cases involving North Sea oil and gas installations, loan agreements, oil, gas, and other energy-related sales contracts, derivatives and/or the ISDA terms. Other significant cases include: Secretary of State for Justice v Topland (bribery and conspiracy); McKillen v Misland (shareholders agreements and pre-emption); Re Coroin (construction of loan agreement); Astra Zeneca v IBM (termination of outsourcing agreements); Network Rail v Conarken (measure of damages and economic loss in tort); Tullett Prebon v BGC Brokers (conspiracy relating to the poaching of teams of inter-dealer brokers); GB Gas Holdings v Accenture (issues of contractual construction in relation to a claim for breach of a substantial computer contract); Tele2 v Post Office (contractual dispute relating to the sale of phone cards and involving the effect of ‘no waiver’ clauses); Centrica v Premier Power (construction of a long-term gas supply contract); Banco Nacional v Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (the enforcement of foreign judgments and the jurisdiction in relation to freezing orders); Redwood Master Fund v TD Bank Europe (syndicated loan); the Grupo Torras litigation (substantial civil fraud and jurisdiction); the ‘Arrows’ litigation (substantial civil fraud, breach of director’s duties, receivers and liquidation); Credit Suisse Fides Trust v Cuoghi (jurisdiction and civil fraud); and National Oilwell v Davy Offshore (insurance and waiver of subrogation).

Career

Called 1981; Middle Temple; QC 1998.

Member

London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Administrative Law Bar Association.

Education

St Alban’s (Abbey) School; St John’s College, Cambridge (MA; LLM).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtFantastically hands on for such a senior leading counsel.’

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtHe undertakes a wide range of commercial work in the oil and gas industry.’

Within: Energy

First-class’ set One Essex Court is ‘the very best in business for big-ticket energy work’ and has a ‘fantastic range of talent from the up-and-coming juniors to the most senior silks’. In particular, Laurence Rabinowitz QC and Alain Choo Choy QC maintain a busy international docket of work. Jeffery Onions QC acted for Premier Oil in injunction proceedings arising from an oil and gas project, while multiple members acted in Transocean Drilling UK v Providence Resources, which has had significant impact on the offshore drilling industry.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtA highly regarded commercial silk.’

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