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General commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with a particular emphasis on banking and financial services. Notable cases include acting for Tatneft in Tatneft v Bogolyubov [2020], Deutsche Bank in Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings [2013] EWHC 3463 (Comm), for the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago in the CLICO Enquiry, for the Bar Council in R (Prudential) v HMRC [2013] UKSC 1, for John Pottage in Pottage v Financial Services Authority [2013] Lloyd’s Rep FC 16 and for the Bank of England in Three Rivers [2006] EWHC 816 (Comm).  


ACA 1996 (FCA 2020), Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1998, called to the Bar of the BVI 2011, ad hoc call to the Bars of the Cayman Islands and of Trinidad and Tobago, Junior Counsel to the Crown (B panel 2010-2015, A panel 2015-2017), QC 2017.  


Contributor to: The Law of Privilege (ed B. Thanki QC, OUP, 3rd edition 2017); Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings, specialist contributor on Restitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 18th edition 2015); Information Rights: Law and Practice (ed. P Coppel QC, Hart Publishing, 5th edition 2020).  


Basic French.


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Commercial Bar Association, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Russian and CIS Arbitration Network.  


Winchester College (Scholar); Balliol College, Oxford University (1992 BA Classics Double First); City University (Dip Law Distinction); chartered accountant.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Henry King QCFountain Court ChambersOne of the few truly expert practitioners in the financial services field, with a comprehensive knowledge of both law and practice, he also has a quite exceptionally charming way of persuading tribunals of his case.