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XXIV Old Buildings

Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC

24 OLD BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3UP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Fax:
Fax 0870 460 2178
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307 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.xxiv.co.uk
Geneva, London

Francis Tregear QC

Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Email:
XXIV Old Buildings (Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC)

Position

Francis’ practice focuses on business disputes, company and insolvency matters, funds and financial products, trusts, professional negligence and property litigation. Recent work includes: advising and appearing on contentious matters in relation to Cayman Islands based Funds including funds with exposure to the Madoff fraud. He was also engaged in the litigation surrounding the world wide freezing order obtained by the liquidator of JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank against Sergei Pugachev. He is also involved in major litigation brought by Aeroflot against Boris Berezovsky and companies related to him.

Career

Called 1980 Middle Temple, Lincoln’s Inn; member of the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean; Queens Counsel 2003; recorder 2004; accredited mediator 2004.

Languages

Fluent French.

Member

The committee of the Chancery Bar Association; Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; Professional Negligence Bar Association; COMBAR.

Education

St Paul’s School; St John’s College, Cambridge (BA).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA savvy tactician and excellent at carrying clients with him.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA committed and calm advocate.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHas particular expertise in Cayman Islands company matters.

Within: Partnership – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is very clever, diligent and incredibly user friendly.

Within: Company and partnership

Able to field talent at all levels’, XXIV Old Buildings is one of the ‘go-to sets’ for offshore company work. Members also act on a variety of partnership disputes across industry sectors. In Re Oakhurst Property Developments, Alan Steinfeld QC successfully acted for a company pursuing claims against the beneficiaries to recover costs associated with after-the-event insurance premiums. Drawing on significant expertise in the jurisdiction, Francis Tregear QC was instructed on several Cayman Islands partnership matters. Edward Cumming QC andLyndsey De Mestre QC took silk in 2018.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsClever, diligent, user friendly, and flexible in his outlook.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA savvy tactician who is excellent at carrying clients with him.

Within: Insolvency

Well-managedXXIV Old Buildings has ‘a good depth in insolvency’. The set is most active in the area of cross-border disputes arising out of insolvencies, aptly demonstrated by Stephen Moverley Smith QC’s successful representation of two large shareholders opposed to the appointment of provisional liquidators of Shanshui Cement Co. Francis Tregear QC is currently instructed by the additional liquidator in Re Herald Fund SPC. Both Edward Cumming QC and Lyndsey de Mestre QC took silk in 2018.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe handles offshore liquidation cases.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHighly recommended.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsVery able.

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