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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7DS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7910 8300
Fax:
Fax 020 7910 8400
DX:
239 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.7kbw.co.uk

Marcus Mander

Tel:
Work 020 7910 8300
Email:
7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial law, including shipping, general commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, international arbitration, sale of goods and jurisdictional disputes. Notable recent cases include: Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd v Xiang Da Marine Pte Ltd [2019] EWHC 2284 (Comm) (anti-suit injunctions); Natwest Markets v. Stallion 8 Shipping Co. [2018] Lloyd’s Rep. Plus 93 (shipping); The Cultural Foundation v. Beazley Furlonge Ltd [2018] Lloyd’s Rep I.R. Plus 54 (insurance) and PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v. O.W. Bunker Malta (the “Res Cogitans”) [2016] A.C. 1034 (sale of goods).

Career

Solicitor Lovells, London 2001-04; solicitor-advocate (all Higher Courts) 2003; called to the Bar 2005; Middle Temple.

Member

COMBAR; BILA.

Education

Peterhouse, Cambridge University (MA Hons History); DipLaw; LPC.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkFiercely bright and hardworking, very capable on paper, and well respected.

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Commodities

Within: Leading Juniors

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkWell respected, fiercely bright and hardworking.

Within: Commodities

7 King's Bench Walk is 'an excellent set with some of the best legal minds', remarks a client who sees it as 'our first choice set for shipping, commodities and insurance-related arbitration work'. Another notes that 'the end-to-end service is unparalleled and the clerks ensure availability – you are safe in the knowledge that they have not left a stone unturned'. Robert Bright QC is one of the best-known silks in the commodities sector and in 2018, along with Marcus Mander, Clara Benn and other members, he acted for ING/OW Bunkers in arbitration claims following a landmark Supreme Court decision from 2016. In ED&F Man Sugar v Royal and Sun AlliancePeter MacDonald Eggers QC is currently handling a US$19m claim for lost or damaged sugar which had been stored in a warehouse in Ghana.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Juniors

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkHighly regarded, hardworking and user-friendly.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

7 King's Bench Walk is 'the premier set for insurance and reinsurance work'; it 'consistently provides the desired balance of incredibly bright and talented barristers while also being approachable and enjoyable to work alongside'. Single Buoy Moorings v Zurich Insurancewhich concerned damage to the MOPUstor platform in the North Seawas a key highlight for the set where Jonathan Gaisman QC, Dominick Kendrick QC, David Bailey QC, Alistair Schaff QC, and several juniors from chambers, were instructed. Also of note, Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is instructed by Lloyd's Underwriters in Shuffle Along v Lloyd’s Underwriters, a claim under an event cancellation policy which is litigated in New York. In Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge,  a key claim under a professional liability policy relating to two construction projects in the UAE, MacDonald Eggers QC led Marcus Mander on behalf of the excess insurers and James Brocklebank QC acted for the American School of Dubai.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkClever, responsive and amusing, a sensible second opinion, and also technically very able.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkFiercely bright and hardworking.

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