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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
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Fax 020 7831 8479
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331 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Peter De Verneuil Smith

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

Position

Commercial litigation (with an expertise relating to fund litigation such as the leading decision in Titan Europe v Colliers [2016] PNLR 7), banking litigation (senior junior for the SG Group in the £4bn RBS Rights Issue Litigation which has a 6 month trial listed for 2017), company litigation (in particular unfair prejudice and derivative actions), commercial fraud (junior counsel for the Swiss bank in a €100 million fraud matter Group 7 v Nasir and sole counsel in the leading COA decision of NML Capital v Chapman [2013] EWCA Civ 589), international projects (arbitration and ancillary court relief), conflicts of laws, insurance/reinsurance and professional negligence (in particular claims by banks against valuers).

Career

Called to the Bar in 1998

Member

COMBAR, LCIA, fellow of CIARB, TECBAR, INSOL, IBA, CFLA and PNBA.

Education

Queen Elizabeth School Guernsey, Selwyn College Cambridge.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2019 silks

Peter De Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsStoical and robust, he delivers a star turn.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – 2019 silks

Peter De Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA phenomenal advocate who adds legal finesse to a commercial strategy.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – 2019 silks

Peter de Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsTactically very astute, with a nice crisp style.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – 2019 silks

Peter de Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA renowned advocate and very user-friendly.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2019 silks

Peter De Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsCuts everything down to their essentials and sees a common sense, pragmatic way through.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – 2019 silks

Peter de Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsRazor sharp and easy to work with.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – 2019 silks

Peter de Verneuil Smith QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is very experienced.

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