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Chambers of George Bompas QC

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 7907
DX:
385 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.4stonebuildings.com

Paul Greenwood

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Email:
4 Stone Buildings (Chambers of George Bompas QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in chancery/commercial dispute resolution including shareholder disputes/fraud/corporate insolvency mainly in the London High Court but also in closely related foreign jurisdictions, such as Gibraltar and the Bahamas. Recent cases include a continuing unfair prejudice petition concerning a company owning hotels worth over £500m; the use of s236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in the liquidation of Comet Group Limited to obtain documents concerning a worldwide cartel operated by Whirlpool and others; a claim for £4m regarding sale of a stake in Thames Water; a jurisdictional dispute in the Commercial Court regarding a substantive claim by BNP Paribas for US$95,000,000; a continuing Commercial Court action (Orb and others v Ruhan and others) concerning claims for several hundred £million; and a trial concerning financial services advice by Jyske Bank in Gibraltar. Other significant cases include OBG Ltd v Allan [2008] 1 AC 1; GHLM v Maroo [2012] EWHC 61; Mellor and others v Partridge and others [2013] EWCA Civ 477; Shierson v Rastogi [2002] EWHC 2782.

Career

Called 1991, Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown (B panel) 1999. Publications: ‘Atkins Court Forms’ vols 9 & 10: Companies and Corporate Insolvency (Butterworths); Butterworths’ ‘Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents’ vol 11: Companies.

Languages

Basic Serbo-Croat.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Education

Culford School; Jesus College, Oxford (1988 BA; 1989 BCL distinction).

Leisure

Travel, sport, theatre.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Paul Greenwood - 4 Stone Buildings ‘An absolute star senior junior, with an understated style which is incredibly effective.’

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading juniors

Paul Greenwood - 4 Stone Buildings ‘An absolute star senior junior; unflappable and has a calm and understated style.’

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