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Fountain Court Chambers

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London, Singapore

Fountain Court Chambers is a leading commercial set of chambers with 84 barristers, 36 of whom are Silks. The core of its work is commercial. Members advise and represent clients over the entire range of business problems, both nationally and internationally.

The set: Members of Fountain Court Chambers appear in courts and tribunals of all levels, from complex, high-value commercial disputes in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, to county court and tribunal work. Many also have experience of sitting as arbitrators in commercial and other disputes, and of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Members regularly work abroad, not only in international arbitrations but also as advocates in overseas jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Singapore, the British Virgin and Cayman Islands and in the European Court of Justice.

The size of chambers, and the range of experience of its members, enables Fountain Court to assemble balanced teams of counsel to suit the requirements of individual cases. Prominent former members include Lord Bingham, and many other current and former Lords Justice of Appeal and High Court judges. Other members have taken up positions in the UK government or leadership positions within the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board, in industry, in specialist professional associations such as the Commercial Bar Association, or acting as the trustees of some of the UK’s leading charities. Door tenants Michael Brindle QC is president of the Abu Dhabi Global Market appeals panel, while Michael Crane QC is chairman of the Takeover Panel.

Chambers has been instructed by the UK government, leading local authorities, the general counsel of FTSE 100 companies, major US and UK law firms in the City of London, as well as internationally, whilst also acting for nationally, regionally and locally regarded solicitors’ practices in England and Wales.

Types of work undertaken: Members of Fountain Court Chambers are recognised leaders in the fields of: administrative and public law, aviation, banking and finance, business and regulatory crime, civil fraud, commercial litigation, financial regulation, financial services, insurance/reinsurance, international arbitration, offshore, professional discipline, professional negligence and travel. They are also notable for the wide range of other civil work undertaken, including company, competition, construction, cyber-fraud, employment, energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, financial crime, fraud: crime, health and safety, human rights, IT, inquests, insolvency, intellectual property, international trade, judicial review, partnership, product liability, sport, shipping; tax and telecommunications law.

Offshore: With regard to offshore matters, members regularly undertake cases, both for or against, foreign corporations and high-net-worth individuals (frequently oligarchs) who have also instructed the largest US and UK litigation practices to represent them in defending their onshore and offshore interests.

Cyber Fraud: Cyber fraud is another specialism of chambers with members regularly instructed by banks, whose systems are frequently targeted by cyber fraudsters (e.g. phishing) and involving systemic, regulatory and data protection issues, in the context of banking law. They are also the first port of call for insurance companies seeking clarification regarding insurance cover with respect to cyber fraud.

Arbitration: Arbitration is a core practice area at Fountain Court Chambers. Members have a wide range of experience acting in arbitrations, in litigation concerning arbitrations, and as arbitrators. The high values involved in the arbitral practices of our leading barristers have seen them act on claims valued in the billions, although such quantum varies considerably.

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