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Giles Wheeler

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

Position

Barrister with a broad commercial practice with a particular emphasis on banking, professional negligence and civil fraud.  Wide-ranging experience of mis-selling litigation regarding swaps and fixed rate loans, as well as financial litigation more generally.  

Notable recent cases include: Bluewaters v Ecclestone (and others), a claim for over US$500 million raising allegations of bribery in connection with the sale of commercial control of Formula One motor racing; Montvale Invest v Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd, a claim by a liquidator in respect of intra-group debts against the former director and another group company; SPL v Addison and others, the trial of a director’s breach of duty claim in Guernsey arising out of the collapse of a substantial investment fund; SPL v Arch Financial Products LLP and Farrell [2014] EWHC 4268 (Comm), acting for investment funds in pursuing a claim for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against their former investment manager (and claims of dishonest assistance against its principal) which was entrusted with the management of assets in excess of US$150m; Goldman Sachs International v Videocon Global Ltd [2015] 1 CLC 41 and [2016] EWCA Civ 130 which raised issues concerning the interpretation of the close-out provisions under the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement; Barclays Bank plc v UniCredit Bank [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 1 and [2014] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 59, a dispute (worth around €80m) concerning whether the defendant was entitled to terminate a series of credit guarantees given by the claimant in its favour.

Career

Qualified 1998, Middle Temple.

Education

St Olave’s Grammar School; Pembroke College, Cambridge University (1996 BA; 1997 LLM).


London Bar

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

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