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FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
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London, Singapore

Timothy Howe QC

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

Position

Specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration (domestic and international) with particular expertise in: banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, oil and gas, international cross-border disputes, insurance and reinsurance, corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, telecoms, professional negligence and civil fraud & asset recovery. Recent cases include: LIBOR/EURIBOR litigation against global investment banks, Lehman Brothers Administration; Madoff fraud proceedings; Icelandic banking crisis; UK Bank Charges litigation; Box Clever securitisation; 9/11 WTC & Hurricane Katrina reinsurance claims; litigation relating to Enron, Parmalat, Polly Peck, UK pension mis-selling. Clients include major global investment and clearing banks, leading hedge funds and investment managers, insurance/reinsurance companies and Lloyd’s syndicates, and leading FTSE 100 companies and international corporations. Professional clients include the leading international law and accountancy firms.

Career

Called 1987, Middle Temple; Queen Mother’s, Harmsworth and Astbury Scholarships, Middle Temple; Silk 2008; admitted to the Bars of Bermuda and Trinidad & Tobago; co-author of ‘The Law of Bank Payments’ (Longmans); co-editor ‘Commercial Court Procedure’ (Sweet & Maxwell); contributor to various banking, finance and insurance journals; international arbitrator (ICC, LCIA and ad hoc references); CEDR-accredited mediator. Appointed Adjudicator, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Scheme of Arrangement (2018)

Languages

French, Italian.

Member

Secretary and Executive Committee; Commercial Bar Association; Chairman, Bar Council Member Services Board.

Education

St Paul’s School (First Foundation Scholar); Magdalen College, Oxford (1985 Open Scholar, MA Literae Humaniores First Class Hons; Editor of ISIS); City University, London (1986 Dip Law with Distinction).

Leisure

Arts, opera, theatre, wine, travel.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersA smooth and eloquent advocate who has the ear of the court.

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

Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersA master tactician who is operating at the top of the commercial litigation tree.

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Energy

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court Chambers'Calm under fire; an effective, economical, and persuasive advocate.

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Financial services regulation

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersVery perceptive, extremely strong analysis and judgement, and very responsive and user-friendly.

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Fraud: civil

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersVery perceptive and provides extremely strong analysis and judgement.

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IT and telecoms

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe is known for his telecoms sector experience.

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Insurance and reinsurance

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe is exceptionally bright.

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International arbitration: counsel

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersUnderstands every aspect of the realities of the conduct of an arbitration.

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Professional negligence

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Timothy Howe QC - Fountain Court ChambersWell-respected by judges and he is able to sway their opinions.

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