Mr Jonathan Bellamy > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1DD
England

Position

Jonathan has an established litigation, arbitration and advisory practice in commercial law. His practice includes domestic litigation, international work and arbitrations under the auspices of major institutions including ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIFC and DIAC. His sector experience includes energy and natural resources, insurance and reinsurance, construction, PFI, sale of goods and services, product distribution and agency, joint ventures, information law, IT contracts, outsourcing, aviation, commodities, film & media and professional sport.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); IBA; ICC (UK); COMBAR; PNBA; TECBAR; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panel of Commercial Arbitrators; AIAC Panel of Arbitrators; Sport Resolutions UK Panel of Arbitrators (legal member); TECBAR Panel of Arbitrators; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Panel of Mediators; Sport Resolutions UK Panel of Mediators; TECBAR Panel of Mediators; Football League Disciplinary Committee Panel of Chairmen.

Career

Called to the Bar 1986; Lincoln’s Inn; Recorder of the Civil and Crown Courts; Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb); Mediator (CEDR accredited).

Languages

French.

Memberships

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); IBA; ICC (UK); COMBAR; PNBA; TECBAR; Bar Sports Law Group; Bar Pro Bono Group; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panel of Commercial Arbitrators; KLRCA Panel of Arbitrators; Sport Resolutions UK Panel of Arbitrators (legal member); TECBAR Panel of Arbitrators; The Electrical Association Panel of Arbitrators; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Panel of Mediators; Sport Resolutions UK Panel of Mediators; TECBAR Panel of Mediators; Football League Disciplinary Committee Panel of Chairmen.

Education

Jesus College Oxford (1985 MA Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Reading, film, theatre, most sports.

Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Bellamy39 Essex ChambersIncisive with his legal mind, astute with a disarming manner.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Bellamy  – 39 Essex ChambersIncisive with his legal mind, astute with a disarming manner.

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Bellamy39 Essex ChambersHe has ample international disputes experience and is very practical in his approach and is aware of the culture of businesses in Dubai and the region.

As part of diverse and international practices, at 39 Essex ChambersJonathan Bellamy and Karishma Vora are instructed in a range of Middle Eastern matters including high-stakes and novel DIFC Courts litigation. Vora represents a DMCC-based co-defendant in Emirates NBD Bank v KBBO CPG Investment, a matter referred to the Joint Judicial Tribunal involving an allegedly forged guarantee, while also in the DIFC Bellamy is instructed for the defendant in Orient Insurance v Hazel Middle East, concerning the public policy limits on exclusion clauses in trade credit insurance.

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Bellamy39 Essex ChambersJonathan is a go-to counsel for sports regulatory work; he is unparalleled in this area.

39 Essex Chambers, hailed as a ‘full-service set, pushing hard and fast into the sports market’, counts football, rugby, horse racing and motorsport among its foremost fields of expertise. Its caseload is notably broad, encompassing matters as varied as commercial contracts, image rights, stadium construction, anti-doping, fraud and corruption issues. A key point of differentiation is that set is home to a ‘number of distinguished sport arbitrators’ including the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Jonathan Bellamy continues to represent Anthony McGann, former manager of Michael Bisping, in a long-running dispute with the former UFC middleweight champion.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Jonathan Bellamy39 Essex ChambersGreat for difficult and complex insurance points – he is a real authority on the subject and always provides considered commercial advice. Also, a first-class advocate.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Bellamy39 Essex ChambersVery experienced and skillful advocate. Knows the key issues the tribunal wish to be addressed on. Exceptional in cross-examining expert witnesses.