Nik Yeo > Fountain Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on cross-border disputes and matters concerning fraud, fintech and finance, including “smart contracts” and cryptoassets, tech disputes, financial regulation, private equity, leveraged financing and shareholder disputes.
 
Nik is particularly strong in professional negligence – from disputes arising from the complex valuation of securitised assets to claims against solicitors, barristers and bankers.  He regularly litigates energy and natural resources, insurance and re-insurance disputes.

Acted in the “valuation trial of the century”, arising out of a commercial mortgage-backed securitisation; represented a sovereign wealth fund in a multi-billion dollar cross-border fraud claim; represented RBS in claims by investors in CPDOs which sought to hold rating agencies directly liable to investors; represented various Lehman Brothers entities (including both the US broker dealer and the European broker dealer); represented various leading phone manufacturers in arbitrations relating to mobile phone technology.

Comfortable with technological-intensive disputes of all kinds, and recently involved in a number of important cryptocurrency matters, including the leading case of B2C2 v Quoine [2020] SGCA(I) 02.

Career

Called 2000, Middle Temple; also admitted as barrister and solicitor, Victoria; sometime lecturer in law, Wadham College, Oxford; prior to joining the Bar, practised as a solicitor with Slaughter and May, London, in a wide range of English and cross-border banking and finance-related areas.

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association; LCIA.

Education

University of Melbourne (LLB Hons, BA Hons); Wadham College, Oxford (BCL, First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Nik YeoFountain Court ChambersCombines technical excellence with a real talent for strategy.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Nik YeoFountain Court ChambersHe is likeable, calm and strategic. He has intricate knowledge of the Solicitors Act and the Code of Conduct.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Nik YeoFountain Court ChambersAn excellent advocate, he has a sharp mind and provides intelligent insight on every matter he is involved with.