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Essex Court Chambers

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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
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Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

James Sheehan

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Specialist in commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration. Practice areas include civil fraud, contract and other business disputes, banking and finance, company and partnership, claims against directors and other fiduciaries, and insolvency. Particular experience of international disputes involving issues of jurisdiction and choice of law. Regular appearances as an advocate, including significant trials in the Commercial Court and in arbitration as sole counsel and appearances in the Court of Appeal as sole counsel.

Recent cases include Capital Markets Co (UK) v Tarver [2017] EWHC 945 (Ch) (Ch Div, conspiracy); JSC BTA Bank v Madiyar Ablyazov [2016] EWHC 3071 (Comm) (Comm Ct and CA, s.423 claim); Shalabayev v JSC BTA Bank [2017] 1 WLR 603 (CA) (and, separately, [2015] CP Rep 21 (CA), CA and Comm Ct, dispute over asset ownership in major fraud litigation); CitizenM LND St Paul's Properties BV v Chil Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 771 (CA, joint venture dispute); Erste Group Bank AG (London) v JSC (VMZ Red October) [2015] 1 CLC 706 (Comm Ct and CA, conspiracy, jurisdiction, choice of law); Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co v Al-Refai [2015] 1 WLR 135 (Comm Ct and CA, conspiracy, breach of confidence, contempt proceedings (including jurisdiction dispute).

 

Career

Called 2008

Member

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association, Financial Services Lawyers’ Association.

Education

St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge (French and German, starred first, top of year); BPP (CPE); Inns of Court School of Law (Outstanding, second in year). Queen Mother scholar; Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey prize (Middle Temple).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

James Sheehan - Essex Court ChambersHis ability to grasp complex factual matters is particularly impressive.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

James Sheehan - Essex Court ChambersBright, thorough and has great judgement, definitely a junior to watch.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading juniors

James Sheehan - Essex Court ChambersHe has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of an issue and has a masterful command of detail.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

James Sheehan - Essex Court ChambersHis drafting is crystal clear; a great team player.

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