Nick Segal > Chambers of Michael Todd QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers


Nick has extensive experience in a wide variety of work in commercial and banking law, restructuring, insolvency (including bank resolution) and litigation. Much of his work has an international dimension.

He also sits as a judge in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (in the Financial Services Division). He has given judgments on a wide variety of commercial, financial, corporate and insolvency matters.

He has written and lectured extensively in restructuring, insolvency, banking and restitution law.

Before switching to practice as a barrister, Nick practised for over 35 years as a solicitor (dual qualified in England and New York), most recently as a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s restructuring and insolvency team. Before then he was a partner in Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York (practising New York law) and Allen & Overy in London.

He was educated at Oxford University where he obtained a first class degree in law in 1979.


Judicial member of the Judicial Insolvency Network and the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts

Chair of the UNIDROIT UK Foundation for International Law

PRIME Finance (Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance) expert in financial law

Member of the International Insolvency Institute (one of the founding members and a member of the board for many years)

Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)

Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies

Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

Trustee of BAILLII (British and Irish Legal Information Service)

Member, Advisory Board for the Oxford Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Chair of the Oxford University Alumni Board

Member, Steering Committee and Executive Committee of the Secured Transactions Law Reform Project

Lecturer, BCL, Oxford University

Member, Conference of European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL)

Formerly Visiting Fellow at University College and at Queen Mary & Westfield College, London


Consulting Editor, Totty, Moss & Segal: Insolvency (Sweet & Maxwell)

Contributing author, Lightman & Moss: The Law of Receivers and Administrators of Companies (Sweet & Maxwell)

Contributing author, Moss, Fletcher and Issacs: The EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings (Oxford)

Contributing author, Rose, Restitution and Banking Law (Oxford)

Recent articles include: The impact of Insolvency on the right to rescind – the flaw in the Crown (29 Insolvency Intelligence 27 (2016))