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London, Singapore

Henry Forbes Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Henry Forbes Smith practices international commercial litigation and arbitration. He is recommended by Chambers & Partners (Banking and Finance) and Legal 500 (Banking and Finance and Civil Fraud). Henry is also admitted in New Zealand (1997) and New York (2001), and practised New York law with Davis Polk before coming to the bar in 2005. He acted in Lomas, the leading case on the ISDA Master Agreement. Henry has a doctorate in the conflict of laws and is often instructed specifically to advise on jurisdiction or on choice of law and the presentation of foreign law. He has been responsible for the presentation of Russian law in many of the major Russian cases in recent years, including Tajik Aluminium and Berezovsky v. Abramovich. Henry also has a substantial arbitration practice, including under LCIA, ICC, SIAC, ICDR, UNCITRAL rules. He also sits arbitrator.

Career

Called 2004; Middle Temple; previously attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell 2001-05, focusing on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions; admitted in New York and New Zealand.

Education

Nelson College, New Zealand; University of Otago (1996 LLB (Hons)); University of Oxford (1998 BCL (Vinerian Scholarship)); University of Cambridge (2001 PhD).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex CourtFantastic on black letter law issues, particularly jurisdiction.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex CourtExceptionally intelligent and has profound experience in Russia and CIS-related litigations.

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