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Robert Howe QC
Barrister specialising in commercial law (including civil fraud, arbitration and conflicts of laws), entertainment and media, financial services, professional negligence, employment and sports law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.
Qualified 1988, Middle Temple; QC 2008.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Howe QC – Blackstone Chambers ‘ Robert produces excellent written work. He is very analytical in his approach and is able to quickly cut through and identify the key issues, which is not as easy as it sounds. ’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
Robert Howe QC – Blackstone Chambers ‘ Hugely talented, and the best advocate and litigator solicitors have instructed in their careers. In all hearings, he is the strongest QC in the room. He is extremely bright and unflappable. He’s very clear in his merits at all stages of litigation. ’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
Blackstone Chambers‘ ‘strength and breadth of available expertise is excellent‘. The set has an established reputation for its capabilities in soft IP work, however it is equally adept at handling instructions involving hard IP matters. Robert Howe QC is regularly instructed by major record companies, media organisations, and high-profile musicians and music groups. In recent work, James Segan QC is acting for Chinese technology company Lenovo in an ongoing FRAND-related dispute, concerning whether the client must take a licence under patents declared to be standard-essential by InterDigital.
Blackstone Chambers has several leading silks who are highly sought after for major international disputes. This expertise extends to investment treaty arbitrations, where public international law specialists such as Maurice Mendelson QC are held in particularly high regard. Other members of note include Andrew Hunter QC, who has been representing a Chinese alumina supplier in a London Metals Exchange arbitration, and Robert Howe QC , who is instructed on a set of LCIA arbitrations involving a $650 million shareholder dispute linked to the development of a Caribbean island. Among the juniors, Robert Weekes has built up an extremely good track record in this area.