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Fountain Court Chambers

FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0329
DX:
5 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.fountaincourt.co.uk
London, Singapore

Richard Handyside QC

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

Position

Commercial litigation, including banking and financial services, civil fraud, competition law, conflicts of laws, insurance, restitution, professional negligence and arbitration.

Current / recent cases include Federal Republic of Nigeria v Royal Dutch Shell & Ors (alleged fraud / jurisdiction); Bombardier & Ors v London Underground (public procurement); Allianz Global Investors & Ors v Barclays Bank & Ors (competition law / fx); National Bank of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon (dispute relating to a Global Custody Agreement); State of The Netherlands v Deutsche Bank (interpretation of ISDA Credit Support Annex / negative interest rates); Property Alliance Group v Royal Bank of Scotland (alleged manipulation of LIBOR / interest rate swaps); Ingenious Litigation (alleged mis-selling of film finance investments).

Career

Called 1993. QC 2009.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

Bristol University (LLB Hons 1st Class, 1991) and Brasenose College, Oxford (BCL 1st Class, 1992).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Handyside QC - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ One of the leading banking silks currently in practice, he is at the top of his game. ’

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Fountain Court Chambers 'continues to excel in the area of banking and finance' and has 'great strength in depth' with 'a number of eminent barristers', according to sources. The set, which typically represents banks, has a broad spread of barristers covering every aspect of banking law, from the advisory to the crossover between the criminal and the regulatory spheres. A significant highlight saw Bankim Thanki QC lead the Ukraine's defence in the Court of Appeal against a $3bn Eurobond claim brought by Russia. Other notable cases included Property Alliance Group v RBS, in which Richard Handyside QC succesfully represented RBS in the Court of Appeal, and Marme v RBS, in which Timothy Howe QC, Laura John and Simon Atrill successfully represented the bank.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Handyside QC - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Calm and straightforward to work with, and an effective and persuasive advocate. ’

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