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4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC)

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4 Pump Court is one of the leading full-service commercial sets of barristers' chambers, with high rankings across the set's wide-ranging areas of work.

The set: 4 Pump Court is a modern and progressive set, with an imaginative, client-friendly and efficient team of clerks. The set prides itself on anticipating, understanding and responding to clients' business and commercial needs, and on providing a high-quality, efficient and effective service.

Types of work undertaken:

International arbitration: 4 Pump Court has substantial experience of  working with international and local law firms across the globe. This work is occurs both through a broad spectrum of arbitral institutions and ad hoc, including ancillary domestic applications for relief in relation to arbitration proceedings in the UK. Instructions cover all of the sets practice areas, with a significant proportion involving major projects. They have an established following in the Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

Construction: 4 Pump Court is one of the three leading chambers practising in construction law. The set's hugely experienced construction practitioners have expertise in all aspects of construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes in relation to global and domestic projects. 4 Pump Court's construction specialists are regularly instructed as advisors and advocates in all forums for dispute resolution, including adjudication, expert determination, ADR, arbitration and litigation.

Technology and telecoms: 4 Pump Court's top-ranked tech and telecoms group has enormous experience, including blockchain, crypto-currencies and ICOs; contract termination; cyber liability / risk and data breach; emerging technologies, internet, IOT and e-commerce; project advice / disputes, defective systems and delay; IP rights and licensing. Clients include incubators, startups, accelerators; public and private users; providers, outsourcers; investors and insurers. Their practice is global, with experience across America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Energy and offshore construction: 4 Pump Court's energy practice group reflects its experience in the commercial and construction fields, experience which makes it uniquely qualified to advise and represent clients in relation to offshore construction and energy-related projects. Members of chambers have broad experience of the complex issues arising from contracts for the exploitation of natural resources, and particular expertise in offshore construction and shipbuilding.

Shipping: 4 Pump Court has an outstanding reputation for marine related disputes including wet and dry shipping and shipbuilding. Members of chambers are instructed by international law firms and P&I clubs on behalf of ship owners, charterers, shipyards, drilling contractors, cargo interests and banks. The set's shipping practitioners have expertise in charterparty and bill of lading disputes, ship sale and purchase, ship mortgages, liens, admiralty matters including collision, towage and pilotage, and also commercial shipbuilding, superyacht and mega yacht disputes, including brokers commission claims and disputes concerning refund guarantees.

Professional negligence: 4 Pump Court is one of the leading chambers in this field, with experience in claims for and against professionals across the whole spectrum of professional liability work, including breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, and in all forums. The set has particular expertise in disputes concerning architects and engineers; IT consultants; solicitors and barristers; accountants and auditors; financial advisers; insurance brokers and underwriting agents; and surveyors and valuers.

Insurance and reinsurance: 4 Pump Court's highly recommended insurance and reinsurance group continues to be instructed in connection with many significant events affecting the London insurance market. Members act on behalf of UK and international insurance companies and Lloyd's syndicates, as well as insurers and brokers, both domestically and abroad.

Financial services and banking: 4 Pump Court's financial services work straddles both financial regulation and banking litigation. Members frequently act for the regulator and have in-depth knowledge of a variety of financial products, collective investment schemes, SIPPSs and experience in perimeter policing enforcement and FSMA. Members of chambers regularly receive instructions involving ISDA, the GRMA, the GMSLA, FOREX trading, LIBOR manipulation, IRHP/swaps mis-selling, cyber fraud and various other complex financial products, as well as retail banking litigation.

Chambers’ expertise in both financial services law and technology disputes means that we are well placed to advise on FinTech matters. Experience includes advising on the legal and regulatory risks of an ICO launch, the sale of cryptocurrencies, acting for a digital currency exchange and a currency trading platform in relation to an instrument pricing algorithm.

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