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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8479
DX:
331 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3vb.com

Christopher Harris QC

Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Email:
3 Verulam Buildings (Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in banking, financial services, general commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration.

Career

Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn.

Languages

French, German; rudimentary Spanish.

Member

Lincoln’s Inn; COMBAR; LCIA; ASA under 40.

Education

University of Bristol (LLB Joint Honours Law and French); Leiden (LLM); University of St Gallen (PhD); publication: ‘Informing Offeree Shareholders – The Duties of the Offeree Board of Directors in a Hostile Takeover in England and Switzerland’; ICSL – very competent.

Leisure

Skiing, cricket, football, travel.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: 2019 Silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe stepped up to the plate and helped us massively.

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Commercial litigation

Within: 2019 Silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA powerful advocate who can push points hard when he needs to.

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Energy

Within: 2019 Silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA specialist, impressive arbitration advocate.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: 2019 Silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsFantastic on his feet and works incredibly hard, he really deserves to have taken silk.

Within: International arbitration: counsel

3 Verulam Buildings is praised for its 'mentality and ethos'. The set has built up an impressive roster of arbitration counsel over recent years, particularly at the more junior end. Recent highlight cases include Marfin Investment Group v Cyprus, where Ali Malek QCTariq Baloch and Mark Wassouf represented the claimants, and Anatolie Stati & (2) Gabriel Stati & (3) Ascom Group S.A. & (4) Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd v The Republic of Kazakhstan in which Malek and Christopher Harris QC represented Kazakhstan.

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Public international law

Within: 2019 Silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA first-rate advocate, especially in the closing submissions where he never fails to impress.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Commercial

Within: 2019 silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsSharp, with the right balance between technical ability and strategic sense.

Within: Commercial

3 Verulam Buildings’s Christopher Harris and Georges Chalfoun, represented Algerian publicly owned oil and gas company Sonatrach. Jane Davies Evans represented Crescent Oil in an arbitration against the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq concerning the supply of gas. In addition, Saima Hanif handles defence work in DFSA investigations. Farhaz Khan has joined from Outer Temple Chambers.

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