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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
DX:
302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.brickcourt.co.uk

Roger Masefield QC

Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Roger Masefield has over 20 years’ litigation experience of all aspects of commercial law (including arbitration, banking, civil fraud, energy, insurance and reinsurance and professional negligence).

Since taking silk in 2013, Roger Masefield has been instructed as leading Counsel in a wide range of high profile and high value matters, including claims on behalf of the Libyan Investment Authority against Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale (each worth in excess of $1 billion); claims on behalf of PT Ventures (a Portuguese telecoms company) against companies owned and controlled by Isabel dos Santos (involving a $2 billion freezing injunction in the BVI); and most recently claims on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria against JP Morgan (worth in excess of $875 million), and against the oil majors Royal Dutch Shell plc and Eni S.p.A (worth in excess of $3.5 billion).  As a lead junior, Roger Masefield was involved in the high profile Berezovsky v Abramovich litigation (worth in excess of $5 billion).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersA very good, bright advocate who runs a team very well.

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Brick Court Chambers is a 'top-class, go-to set for banking litigation' which solicitors note is 'able to deploy strong teams across all levels of seniority'. Unlike the sets in the top tier, the set's origins are not fixed in the banking world, so barristers have typically been a lot more versatile in acting for and against banks. Members have also been seeing a lot of Russia and fraud-related banking disputes; notable highlights including Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, in which Tim Lord QC led Simon Birt QC and Richard Eschwege, and The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, where Roger Masefield QC represented Nigeria. 

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersAn excellent lawyer and an elegant advocate, particularly on difficult points of law.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersA very good civil fraud silk.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is fantastic on complex matters.

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