Andrew Mitchell QC > Fountain Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Specific expertise in banking; civil fraud; commercial contract; (re)insurance and professional negligence, in particular in the Commercial Court, as well as in international arbitration and foreign jurisdictions including the BVI, IoM, Gibraltar, Channel Islands and Singapore. 
Recent high-profile cases include Yukos litigation in London; the Robert Tchenguiz litigation; the Marrache fraud litigation in Gibraltar; and the interest rate swaps and LIBOR litigation, in which Andrew represents a number of banks appearing in four leading cases: Green & Rowley v RBS; Crestsign v RBS; Thornbridge v Barclays; and the largest claim so far, Stuart Wall v RBS. 
He also recently acted for Depfa in the Court of Appeal in the long running UBS v KWL litigation involving CDOs, and for the banks in the leading Court of Appeal case on duty of care in regulatory contexts (CGL v NatWest).

Career

Called 1992, Middle Temple. QC 2011.

Contributing Editor to ‘Commercial Court Procedure’ (Sweet & Maxwell).

Memberships

COMBAR

Education

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1990 MA 1st Class; George Long Prize for Jurisprudence); University College, Oxford (1991 BCL 1st Class; Dicey & Morris Prize for Private International Law); Council of Legal Education Studentship 1991; Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Mitchell QC – Fountain Court Chambers ‘A very impressive advocate – always thoroughly prepared and able to deliver engaging submissions as well as dealing with challenges from the bench or opposing advocates.

Fountain Court Chambers is ‘quite simply one of the best chambers in London with the bench strength and quality to handle the largest and most complex cases‘. The set has a ‘good range of silks and senior juniors in the financial services field‘, several of which, including Richard Coleman QC and Andrew Mitchell QC offer strong non-contentious advisory support. On the contentious side, members have been involved in proceedings arising out of Barclays Bank’s Qatar capital raising, with Richard Lissack QC and Eleanor Davison among those representing Barclays. Lissack, Tamara Oppenheimer QC, Bankim Thanki QC and Rebecca Loveridge were also on ENRC’s team in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v ENRC.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew Mitchell QCFountain Court ChambersHe is a top class advocate in every respect – a brilliant cross-examiner and a first class mind. One of the best of his generation.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew Mitchell QCFountain Court ChambersOne of the very best QCs at the bar – his preparation is meticulous, he builds a great rapport with the judge, and was both forensic and ruthless at the right moments when dealing with the opponent’s arguments at trial.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Andrew Mitchell QCFountain Court ChambersA great silk for strategic advice.