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Chirag Karia QC

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Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial, shipping, commodities and insurance law, appearing regularly in the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal and commercial arbitrations. His cases range from charterparty, insurance and commodities disputes to complex oil and gas, share purchase and joint venture matters, and include: The Sea Master [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm) (arbitral jurisdiction over intermediate bill of lading holder/trade finance bank under COGSA 1992); Committeri v. Club Mediterranee SA & Others [2018] EWCA Civ 1889 (CA) (EU law demarcation between Rome I (contract) and Rome II (non-contract/tortious) choice of law Regulations); Ship Finance Arbitrations (2018) (preconditions for acceleration of loan; borrower’s right to cancel for delay); The Sam Purpose [2017] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 50 (anti-suit & anti-arrest injunctions); Shipowners’ Mutual v Containerships [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 641 (CA)(contractual anti-suit injunction vs. 3rd party exercising statutory right of direct action); The DC Merwestone [2015] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 32 (CA) (insurer's fraudulent device defence); The Crudesky [2014] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1(CA) (chain contracts, restraint of princes & novus actus); Proton v. Orlen [2014] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 100 (whether CIF contract concluded; quality vs. description); The Lehmann Timber [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 541(CA) (piracy & GA; lien exercise expenses; waiver of lien); The DC Merwestone [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 131 (marine insurance, perils of the sea, Inchmaree clause); The Ratna Shradha [2013] EWCA Civ 746 (Sudan vs. South Sudan claims to oil; sovereign immunity); Bikam v Adria Cable [2013] EWHC 1985 (Comm) (share purchase dispute); ICC Arbitration (subsea blowout preventer & rig management dispute); The Qatar Star [2011] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 350 (construction of anti-technicality clauses);The Socol 3 [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 221 (negligence, unseaworthiness & NPYE 93 deck cargo indemnity); Choil v Sahara [2010] EWHC 374 (Comm) (hedging losses on sale of contaminated goods); Norscot v Essar Oilfields [2010] EWHC 195 (Comm) (arbitral jurisdiction over dispute under earlier contract); A.E.L. v. Socofi [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 181 & Ploskie v Rallo Vito [2010] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 384 (incorporation of exclusive jurisdiction clauses);. Chirag is also a qualified attorney admitted to practise before the federal and state courts in California. He practised as an attorney in California for a number of years prior to returning to the Bar. Chirag’s US practice consisted of a broad range of commercial work, including international trade, oil and gas law, conflicts of laws, banking, securities fraud and intellectual property law.

Career

Called 1988; Lincoln’s Inn; qualified as attorney-at-law, California 1991; admitted to practise before the US District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California 1991 and; the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 1991; Examiner of the Court 2004.

Languages

Gujarati (spoken); basic French.

Member

COMBAR; State Bar of California.

Education

Cambridge University (1987 MA Hons); Slaughter and May prize for top 1st in Law at Cambridge University (1987); Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn (1988); University of California, Berkeley (1990 LLM); Harkness Fellow, Commonwealth Fund of New York (1989-90).

Leisure

Theatre, music, reading, skiing.


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Chirag Karia QC - Quadrant ChambersA safe pair of hands for high-level and complex commodities cases.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Chirag Karia QC - Quadrant ChambersHe is a quick thinker on his feet and has strong cross-examination skills.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Commercial

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