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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8479
DX:
331 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3vb.com

David Quest QC

Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Email:
3 Verulam Buildings (Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial law: banking; international trade and finance; insurance and reinsurance; international arbitration; professional negligence; IT disputes. Reported cases include: Royal Bank of Canada v Rabobank (2004, CA); Niru Battery Manufacturing Co v Milestone (2003, CA); Shiblaq v Sadikoglu (2003); Linklaters v HSBC Bank plc (2003); Customs & Excise Commissioners v National Westminster Bank plc (2003); Credit Industriel et Commercial v China Merchants Bank (Commercial Court) (2002); Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG (1999 HL); Young (Syndicate 190) v Robson Rhodes (1999); Halifax Financial Services Ltd v Intuitive Systems Ltd (1999).

Career

Called 1993; Atkin Scholar, Gray’s Inn 1994; Pegasus Scholar at US law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Delaware, 1997; visiting fellow in law, London School of Economics, 1997; publications: co-author ‘Documentary Credits’ (2001); contributor to ‘Banking Litigation’ (1999); contributor to ‘Capital Markets in the Age of the Euro’ (2002); legislation co-editor ‘Encyclopedia of Insurance Law’.

Education

Cambridge University (MA).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

David Quest QC - 3 Verulam Buildings ‘ Careful, thoughtful, has a strong specialist knowledge and is an effective advocate. ’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

David Quest QC - 3 Verulam Buildings ‘ Effective and thorough. ’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

David Quest QC - 3 Verulam Buildings ‘ Sensible, user friendly, and very good with numbers. ’

Within: Fraud: civil

3 Verulam Buildings has an 'excellent blend of barristers and door tenants, and the clerks ensure that the barristers instructed are available when needed'. The set's pedigree in the fraud arena is demonstrated by the caseload of its members, which includes AHAB v Saad Investments Co Ltd, one of the largest fraud claims ever litigated, in which David Quest QC acted for the Algosaibi Brothers. Other notable mandates included Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton, where Adrian Beltrami QC represented the accountants, and Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors, in which Ali Malek QC and Peter De Verneuil Smith represented the defendants.

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Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

David Quest QC - 3 Verulam Buildings ‘ Even among commercial QCs, he stands out as a clear, precise and incisive thinker. ’

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