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3-4 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5HP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
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Fax 020 7696 9911
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338 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.southsquare.com
South Square, William Willson, London, ENGLAND

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William Willson

Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
Email:
South Square (South Square)

Position

William specialises in corporate insolvency/restructuring, commercial litigation/arbitration, banking/finance and company law.He is an experienced litigator, specialising in large, complex commercial trials, often involving £100s millions. William is equally at home as sole Counsel and as part of a team, managing junior barristers and coordinating litigation across several jurisdictions. He regularly appears against Queen’s Counsel. William has broad offshore experience, and is called to the Bars of the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar. He is particularly interested in cases arising out of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East, and his client base includes several “oligarchs” as well as governments/sovereign wealth funds.  

Career

Called 2006; called to the Bar of Gibraltar 2013; called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands 2014.

Member

Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association, Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, INSOL International.

Education

Oxford University (2000 MA Classics, First Class); City University (2005 CPE, Distinction); Inns Court School of Law (2006 BVC).


London Bar

Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading juniors

William Willson - South SquareExperienced insolvency and restructuring specialist.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading juniors

William Willson - South SquareHis work includes long-running liquidation cases.

Within: Offshore

South Square is ‘at the top of its game in insolvency, but strong in other areas too’. Michael Crystal QC represented the liquidators in AHAB v Saad Investments. Tom Smith QC represented Primeo Fund – a "feeder fund" of the Madoff Ponzi scheme – in a claim against HSBC, its custodian; he was up against two juniors from the set, namely Toby Brown and William Willson.

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