The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

James Potts QC

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

Position

Company law, corporate insolvency (cross border and domestic), financial services, LLP, partnership and related commercial litigation. Currently, about 75% of cases are contentious matters, with the remainder being non-contentious advisory work. Notable recent cases include: Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding [2019] (acting for successful Defendants resisting fraud claims by liquidator relating to distribution); Cool Seas (Seafoods) Ltd v Interfish Ltd [2018] (acting for successful Respondent in obtaining “sell out” order and substantial compensation for fraudulent breaches of duty in shareholder dispute); Re Dee Valley Group Plc [2017] (acting for members objecting to a takeover by scheme of arrangement); Brightside Group Ltd v RSM UK Audit LLP [2017](acting for claimants in auditor’s professional negligence claim – objection to service dismissed); PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank v Kolomoisky (acted for Bank successfully resisting attempts to exclude disclosure obligations on WFO); JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank v Pugachev (successfully resisted application by trustees to discharge WFO); Autonomy Corporation Ltd v Lynch and Hussain (acting for HP entities in breach of fiduciary duty and deceit claim); Re Charterhouse Capital Ltd [2015] (private equity firm shareholder disputes); various large commercial arbitrations. Company advisory work includes many reductions of capital and members’ schemes of arrangement.

Career

Called 1994; Gray’s Inn; Silk 2013

Publications:
‘Practice & Procedure of the Companies Court’ (1997); ‘Company Directors: Law and Liability’ (1997).

Languages

Fluent Spanish.

Member

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

James Potts QC - Erskine ChambersA go-to QC for company law disputes – a lovely chap, easy to work with, and frighteningly clever.

[back to top]

Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

James Potts QC - Erskine ChambersHe is one of the go-to silks for shareholder disputes.

[back to top]

Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks

James Potts QC - Erskine ChambersHe knows how to make the most out of a situation for the client but does not shrink from tough advice.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to