The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC

Work 020 7910 8300
Fax 020 7910 8400

Stephen Kenny QC

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


Barrister specialising in shipping, insurance and reinsurance. Shipping work includes bill of lading and charterparty disputes, ship building and ship sales, arrests, salvage, general average. Insurance and reinsurance work includes marine and non-marine insurance, facultative and treaty reinsurance, Lloyd’s, broking. Also handles disputes involving aviation insurance, energy supply, carriage by road and air, sale of goods, banking (bills of exchange, letters of credit) and professional negligence (brokers, solicitors, accountants). Recent cases include The "Longchamp" [2017] UKSC 68, [2018] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 1 (York Antwerp Rules, Rule F); Khakshouri v Jimenez [2017] EWHC 3392 (QB) (deceit – loan to football club); The Brillante Virtuoso [2016] EWHC 1085 (Comm) (scuttling – owners’ claim struck out);  The "Maersk Neuchatel" [2014] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 377 (general average - charterers' letter of undertaking); Glencore Energy v Cirrus Oil Services [2014] 2 Lloyd's Rep 1 (sale of crude oil); The Gaz Energy [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 211 (charterparty – speed and consumption); Air Transworld v Bombardier [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 349 (sale of private jet – exclusion of conditions); PK Air Finance v Chartis Insurance, settled 2010 (aviation insurance); CNA Insurance Co Ltd v Willis Ltd, settled 2009 (reinsurance broking – alleged deceit); For further detail see


Qualified 1987; silk 2006.




Combar; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; British Insurance Law Association.


MA, BCL (Oxon) First Class.

London Bar


Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA solid performer and a safe pair of hands.

[back to top]


Within: Energy – Leading silks

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery knowledgeable.

[back to top]

Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench WalkGood management of the client and solid legal knowledge.

[back to top]

International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery experienced in shipping and insurance arbitrations.

[back to top]


Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery impressive counsel.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

    A. INTRODUCTION   The VAT E-commerce Package adopted by the Council on the 5th of December 2017 includes several changes that will be gradually implemented, some changes will be effective as from the 1st of January 2019 and the rest as from the 1st of January 2021.
  • Doing business in Ukraine: turning point for the currency control in Ukraine

    One of the most hotly discussed topics in 2019 is currency control liberalization in Ukraine.The currency control liberalization was one of Ukraine’s priorities under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. At the beginning of 2019 the National Bank of Ukraine (hereinafter the “NBU”) approved and promulgated all long-awaited regulations, serving as the basis for a new liberal system of foreign currency control. The new currency control system will be launched on 7 February 2019, the same day as the Law of Ukraine  On Currency and Exchange Transactions  becomes applicable. The changes are aimed at deregulation, facilitating cross-border transactions with foreign currency and expanding the list of available foreign currency transactions.
  • New Long Term Residency Visas

    After much media coverage, Cabinet Decision 56 of 2018 (the Decision ) has been gazetted which introduces new long term residency visas to, amongst others, four categories of persons in the UAE. 
  • Significant Changes to Civil Procedure Code

    Significant changes to Federal Law No 11 of 1992 (the Civil Procedure Code ) will soon be coming into effect. These changes are introduced through regulations (the Regulations ) issued under the Civil Procedure Code and will come into effect on 16 February 2019.
  • Merger Clearance Matters

    The United Arab Emirates (the UAE ) promulgated legislation to specifically address the regulation of competition (being Federal Law 4 of 2012, or the Competition Law ) several years ago but until recently, it has been the case that the requisite implementing regulations and processes were not in place. This is no longer the case. Not only have the much anticipated implementing regulations been issued, the UAE Ministry of Economy (the Ministry ) (being the regulator in charge of administering the UAE competition regime) has now formed the required committee and issued the anticipated guidance and forms to allow concerned parties to make merger clearance submissions to the Ministry where required to do so pursuant to the Competition Law. 
  • Korean TR, Finally and Officially Coming Soon

    Korean TR, Finally and Officially Coming Soon
  • Key Changes to Korean Labor Standards Act in 2019

    Key Changes to Korean Labor Standards Act in 2019
  • fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    fwp helps find a new mega arena location
  • Direction of Financial Regulatory Environment of Korea in 2019: Legislation Supporting Financial Inn

    Direction of Financial Regulatory Environment of Korea in 2019: Legislation Supporting Financial Innovation and Reform of Supervisory System

    Stelios Americanos & Co LLC, participated in WORLD SHIPPING LAW FORUM in Athens that has taken place on the 25th January 2019. The conference took place at N.J.V. Athens Plaza.