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Chambers of Michael Todd QC

33 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1EN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 0125
DX:
308 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.erskinechambers.com

Andrew Thompson QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5532
Email:
Web:
www.erskinechambers.com/
Erskine Chambers (Chambers of Michael Todd QC)

Position

Andrew is a sought-after, specialist commercial litigator, with particular expertise in: corporate litigation and arbitration (including shareholders’ disputes, joint venture disputes, claims against directors and constructive trust claims); LLP and partnership disputes; corporate insolvency; commercial litigation (including large-scale contractual disputes, fraud and breach of warranty claims); and professional negligence claims (including lawyers, accountants, valuers and management consultants). Andrew has been involved in a series of leading cases in these areas. He has specific expertise in litigation in the fund management industry. He has extensive trial experience in the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court and extensive experience in the Court of Appeal. Andrew also undertakes advisory work in the same fields. A list of reported and recent cases is available at www.erskinechambers.com.

Career

Called to Inner Temple 1991, Silk 2014.

Publications:
Contributor to FromCounsel.com corporate law service.

Author of chapter on “Disputes arising from the ownership of the private equity house” in Private Fund Dispute Resolution, PEI 2014.

Contributor to “Company Directors: Law and Liability” Ed Sinclair, Vogel and Snowden.

Member

Combar; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Merchant Taylor’s School, Northwood; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (1989 BA; 1990 LLM; 1992 MA).

Leisure

Family, cricket, gardening, hill-walking, birding and conservation.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Thompson QC - Erskine ChambersGreat in conference, superb on the detail, comprehensive in his preparation, and always has the ear of the court.

Within: Commercial litigation

Erskine Chambers is 'a very good set, filled with juniors and silks who are often top of their game'. The set will miss Tim Akkouh, who has joined Essex Court Chambers, although it still has several extremely well-regarded juniors among its ranks. The set is especially strong on Chancery issues, and is also noted for its fraud expertise. A notable highlight was Andrew Thompson QC's role representing BAT Industries in its dispute with Sequana, which went to the Court of Appeal.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Andrew Thompson QC - Erskine ChambersHe is at the top of the game in company commercial disputes.

Within: Company and partnership

Erskine Chambers is noted for its 'strength in depth and large number of counsel available' for UK and offshore company law matters. In recent highlights, Andrew Thompson QC and Ben Griffiths are acting in BAT v Sequana (a multi-jurisdictional commercial dispute regarding environmental pollution of US rivers, and claims of breach of fiduciary duty)in addition to regularly advising on corporate transactions. Also of note, Martin Moore QC is assisting Sky in its complex takeover by Comcast. In another highlight, Stephen Smith QC was instructed by JSC Mezhprombank in JSC Mezhprombank v Pugachev; complex proceedings against a former Russian oligarch in connection with the liquidation of a Russian bank and claims of misappropriation.

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Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Thompson QC - Erskine ChambersHe is meticulous in preparation and tenaciously persuasive in court.

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