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FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 3335
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5 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Tamara Oppenheimer

Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Barrister practising in civil and commercial law, including banking, professional negligence, aviation, international arbitration and insurance. Particular expertise in the law of privilege, including in the context of regulatory and criminal investigations.

Career

Called 2002, Inner Temple; former solicitor (litigation department Allen & Overy); judicial assistant to Lord Woolf (2000); legal assistant at the Treasury Solicitor (1997-8).

Languages

Good working knowledge of Russian and Italian.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

Dragon School, Oxford High School; Merton College, Oxford (BA Hons Philosophy, Politics and Economics First Class); City University (Diploma in Law, Distinction); Christ Church, Oxford (BCL Distinction).

Leisure

Opera, skiing, walking


London Bar

Aviation

Within: Leading Juniors

Tamara Oppenheimer - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ She is calm and persuasive in the face of judicial challenge, very user-friendly, and is a pleasure to work with. ’

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Tamara Oppenheimer - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Skillful, analytical, innovative, and very user friendly. ’

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Leading Juniors

Tamara Oppenheimer - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ A junior with a great legal mind. ’

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Fountain Court Chambers houses members with an established track record of defending in high-profile SFO cases. Richard Lissack QC and Robin Barclay represented Barclays in the SFO investigation into the bank's alleged fraud linked to its 2008 capital raising in Qatar; in 2018 the SFO's application for a voluntary bill of indictment against Barclays was dismissed. Meanwhile, Tamara Oppenheimer appeared for ENRC in an appeal against the judgment made in The Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, concerning legal professional privilege over documents produced during an internal investigation; the appeal was successful.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Tamara Oppenheimer - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ A great barrister, a great person, and a true role model for the commercial Bar. ’

Within: Commercial litigation

Fountain Court Chambers is a 'quality set with strength throughout the ranks', including 'strong juniors and silks who are responsive and fun to work with'. The set has 'the depth of brainpower and size of team which a major solicitor practice needs when the balloon goes up'. Members are regularly called upon to act on the country's most hard-fought disputes, including the landmark Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, in which Bankim Thanki QC and Tamara Oppenheimer represented the defendant, and Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton, in which David Railton QC and Charles Bear QC were among eight members involved at various stages of the case. Another highlight was Stobart Group v Tinkler, which involved three members from chambers including Alex Barden.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

Tamara Oppenheimer - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Has fantastic clarity of thought and attention to detail. ’

Within: Fraud: civil

Fountain Court Chambers is a 'top-class set for civil fraud'. The set boasts some excellent juniors and silks, several of whom also have strong expertise in criminal law. Members have been acting on a raft of major cases, and in the Tchenguiz litigation it had two silks, including Stephen Rubin QC, acting on either side of the dispute. Another highlight was SFO v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, in which Bankim Thanki QC and Tamara Oppenheimer successfully represented ENRC before the Court of Appeal.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Juniors

Tamara Oppenheimer - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ She is ferociously clever and a really clear advocate. ’

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