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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
DX:
307 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.xxiv.co.uk
Geneva, London

Alan Steinfeld QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in trusts, partnership law, trust-related and general insolvency, company law, bankruptcy and finance, pensions and professional negligence; litigation and advisory experience in numerous overseas jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Jersey. Cases of note include Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & others (Royal Court of Guernsey); Re First Tower Trustees;

Supreme court - (1) Peter Routier (1) Peter Routier (2)Christine Ann Venables (As Executors Of The Late Beryl Coulter) -And- Commissioners For Her Majesty’s Revenue And Customs.

Career

Called 1968; QC 1987; deputy High Court Judge 1994 (Chancery and Queens Bench Division); Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn 1996; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Insolvency Lawyers Association; Pension Lawyers Association; Hong Kong Bar Association.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (BA Hons LLB).

Leisure

Tennis, sailing, opera.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsRazor sharp, his analysis is crisp and clear and he articulates it with passion and commitment.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is extremely clever; makes very complicated things sound very simple.

Within: Partnership – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsClients love him because he can make very complicated things sound very simple.

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

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA class act who has the ear of the court.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsAn outstanding silk.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe offers instant solutions to complex problems others have spent months pondering.

Within: Offshore

XXIV Old Buildings is ‘very accessible and visible around offshore Chancery work’. Alan Steinfeld QC continues to advise the Carlyle-related entities in Guernsey’s Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway case, part of a long-running saga concerning the collapse of an investment fund following the 2008 crash. Nicole Langlois, Daniel Warents, David Brownbill QC and Edward Cumming QC advised various parties in Crociani v Crociani, a Jersey case concerning an intra-family dispute of a trust created in the Bahamas in 1987 but subjected to changes of trustee and governing law.

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Pensions

Within: Pensions – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA tough and responsive advocate.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsAn original and creative thinker.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Alan Steinfeld QC - XXIV Old BuildingsVery experienced.

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