Andrew Blake > Chambers of Michael Todd QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers
33 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1EN
England

Position

Andrew specialises in company law, corporate and commercial litigation, restructuring and corporate insolvency. He acts, as sole counsel or as part of a counsel team, in litigation in each of these fields and also has a strong corporate advisory/ transactional practice. Andrew frequently advises or acts in overseas matters and has recently been instructed in substantial matters in the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Bermuda, Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar and Singapore. He is called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. His recent work includes Ocean Rig (acting with Michael Todd QC for the opposing creditors in a $3.7 billion Cayman Islands restructuring), TPD Investments (acting with Michael Todd QC in a shareholder dispute concerning the affairs of a company owning two of the UK’s largest hotels) and First Names v IFG (acting as sole counsel for the successful claimants in the Commercial Court trial of an SPA indemnity claim raising several issues of Jersey company law).

Career

Called 2012; Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.

Education

2007 – 2010: BA Law, Worcester College, Oxford (First Class; ranked 1st of 223 in Law Moderations)
2010 – 2011: Bachelor of Civil Law, Worcester College, Oxford (Distinction)
2011 – 2012: BPTC, BPP Holborn (Very Competent)

Andrew was a lecturer in contract law at the University of Oxford (Worcester College and University College) between 2012 and 2013.

Prizes and Scholarships:
The Sweet and Maxwell Prize (best performance in Oxford University in Law Moderations)
The Andrew Dixon Scholarship (best performance in Worcester College in Law Moderations)
The Ogilvie Thompson Scholarship (all round contribution to Worcester College)
Arts and Humanities Research Council full grant for the Bachelor of Civil Law
The Bruce Reynolds Prize (best Bachelor of Civil Law performance in Worcester College)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn Award)
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn Award)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

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Andrew Blake



Erskine Chambers



Extremely bright, focused and practical in his approach.