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Fountain Court Chambers
FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DH
England

Position

Specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration (domestic and international) with particular expertise in: banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, oil and gas, international cross-border disputes, insurance and reinsurance, corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, telecoms, professional negligence and civil fraud & asset recovery.

Recent cases include: LIBOR/EURIBOR litigation against global investment banks, Lehman Brothers Administration; Madoff fraud proceedings; Icelandic banking crisis; UK Bank Charges litigation; Box Clever securitisation; 9/11 WTC & Hurricane Katrina reinsurance claims; litigation relating to Enron, Parmalat, Polly Peck, UK pension mis-selling. 

Clients include major global investment and clearing banks, leading hedge funds and investment managers, insurance/reinsurance companies and Lloyd’s syndicates, leading FTSE 100 companies and international corporations. Professional clients include leading international law and accountancy firms.

Career

Called 1987, Middle Temple; Queen Mother’s, Harmsworth and Astbury Scholarships, Middle Temple; Silk 2008; admitted to the Bars of Bermuda and Trinidad & Tobago; co-author of ‘The Law of Bank Payments’ (Longmans); co-editor ‘Commercial Court Procedure’ (Sweet & Maxwell); contributor to various banking, finance and insurance journals; international arbitrator (ICC, LCIA and ad hoc references); CEDR-accredited mediator. Appointed Adjudicator, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Scheme of Arrangement (2018)

Languages

French, Italian.

Memberships

Secretary and Executive Committee; Commercial Bar Association; Chairman, Bar Council Member Services Board.

Education

St Paul’s School (First Foundation Scholar); Magdalen College, Oxford (1985 Open Scholar, MA Literae Humaniores First Class Hons; Editor of ISIS); City University, London (1986 Dip Law with Distinction).

Leisure

Arts, opera, theatre, wine, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersHas a calm and persuasive manner in court that gets judges listening to him, and has a masterful command of the relevant law and prepares thoroughly.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersVery user friendly, approachable and a great team member, whether you are the senior partner or the trainee – always involved in the most difficult and complex cases, particularly on the banking side.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersA very experienced and talented QC. Judges respect his submissions.

London Bar > IT and telecoms

(IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersHe is known for his telecoms sector experience.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersSomeone who tribunals listen to because he’s always thought carefully about everything he’s going to say. And opponents listen too because he will always put his case well.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersA highly skilled counsel.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersA versatile advocate who is always prepared to fight his client’s corner to the utmost of his ability.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersHe is great on paper and a super advocate – clients and colleagues enjoy working with him.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersClever and analytical with boundless energy and enthusiasm, he provides clear-minded analysis and concise arguments.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Timothy Howe QCFountain Court ChambersHe has a masterful command of the relevant law and prepares thoroughly.