Robin Hollington QC > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

New Square Chambers
New Square Chambers


Barrister specialising in company law, shareholders’ disputes, insolvency, and general Chancery litigation; has appeared or advised in numerous cases governed by laws of Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar; major recent reported cases: Re Dragon Capital Group Limited, 2nd June 2016, Jules Sher QC sitting as deputy judge of BVI Commercial Court (summary judgment application on issue of quasi-partnership in unfair prejudice proceedings); TOC Investments v. Beppler & Jacobson [2016] EWHC 20 (Ch) (construction of funding agreement in relation to provisional liquidation); Blindley Heath Investments v Bass [2015] EWCA Civ 1023 (estoppel by convention and enforcement of pre-emption provisions), [2016] EWCA Civ 548 (costs – Bullock order); Caldero Trading Limited v Beppler & Jacobson Limited: [2014] EWCA Civ 935 (CA), affirming [2013] EWHC 2191 (Ch), [2014] EWCA Civ 984, [2014] EWHC 1142 (Ch), [2012] EWHC 1609 (Ch), [2012] EWHC 1761 (Ch) (shareholders’ dispute trial and other hearings), Re Ambow Educational Holding Limited (Grand Court Cayman Islands, 7th June 2013) (appointment of provisional liquidators over NY-listed company), In the Matter of Mister Dee International plc (Shah v Shah) [2010] EWHC 313 (Ch) (unfair prejudice trial), [2011] EWHC 1902 (Ch) (share valuation); re Cream Holdings Limited [2012] 1 BCLC 365 (CA) (enforcement of pre-emption provisions in articles of association); re AJW Offshore (2) Ltd, Cayman Islands, 2011 (winding up on just and equitable basis – loss of substratum); re Pioneerton and Steel, BVI, 2010-2011 (removal of liquidators for apparent bias and procedural irregularity); re Wyser-Pratte Jones J, Cayman Islands, 2010 (Winding up on a just and equitable basis – loss of substratum); Carlisle United Supporters Trust v Story [2010] EWCA Civ 463 (derivative claim; costs); re Neath Rugby Ltd [2008] BCC (trial before Lewison J), (2008] BCC 125 (Court of Appeal), [2007] BCC 671 (HHJ Havelock-Allan); Oxford Legal Group v Sibbasbridge [2008] 2 BCLC 381 (Court of Appeal), [2007] EWHC 1265 (Ch); Millar v Battlebridge [2008] All ER (D) 290; Carlisle Supporters Trust v Story (2008] EWHC 1783 (Ch), [2005] EWHC 3464 (ch); Re Capital Cabs Ltd [2006] BCC 276 (Court of Appeal), [2005] EWCA Civ 1356 (trial) Infiniteland v Artisan [2006] 1 BCLC 632 (Court of Appeal), [2004] EWHC 955 (Ch) (trial); Trumann Investment v Societe Generale (2004] EWHC 1769 (Ch); Bank of America, (2) Deutsche Bank, (3) Paine Webber v Medfinco [2003] EWHC 1798 (Ch); Re A Company (Court of Appeal in Gibraltar) – September 2003; CVC/Opportunity Equity Partners v Demarco [2002] 2 BCLC 108 (Privy Council); O’Neill v Phillips [1999] 1WLR 1092 (House of Lords); Jones v Jones [2003] BCC 226 (Court of Appeal; Harrison v Harrison Properties Ltd [2002] 1 BCLC 162 (Court of Appeal); Re BCCI (Hong Kong) Ltd (Hong Kong High Court, December 2002); Moore Large v Hermes Credit [2003] EWHC 26 (Comm Ct); Re Barings pie [2002] 1 BCLC 401; Mitchell & Holloway v UK Government, December 2002 (European Court of Human Rights) [1997] 1 BCLC 673; [1998] 2 BCLC 369 (Court of Appeal).


Called 1979; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 1999; recorder 2004, deputy High Court judge (Chancery Division) 2013; publications include ‘Hollington on Shareholders Rights’ (2013, 7th ed) published by Sweet & Maxwell.


Chancery Bar Association.


Haileybury School; University College, Oxford (1977 MA Jurisprudence); Law School, University of Pennsylvania (1978 LLM).


Tennis, golf.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Robin Hollington QCNew Square ChambersExceptionally good on paper, encyclopaedic knowledge of company law. Top silk for shareholder disputes.

A great set, stuffed to the gunnels with super bright individuals‘, New Square Chambers‘ members cover the gamut of contentious and non-contentious company law work, with a stand-out offshore practice. Robin Hollington QC is known for shareholder disputes and regularly appears in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is leading Adrian Pay in Re Compound Photonics, an unfair prejudice petition, on behalf of the minority shareholders. In (1)Elnur Aliyev (2) Pure Energy Developments SARL v (1) Panacea Resource Solutions Limited (2) Panacea PED LimitedJonathan Lopian is representing the first defendant in a contractual and unfair prejudice claim.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Robin Hollington QCNew Square ChambersHe is a fearless advocate and I have heard him described as a “battle tank” when in court. He has an excellent offshore practice.

New Square Chambers is ‘fast becoming the go-to set for insolvency work at the junior end‘, with barristers who have particular expertise in offshore insolvency but also regularly handle domestic corporate and personal insolvencies. Able to draw on his experience in shareholder disputes, Robin Hollington QC is noted for his UK-based and international insolvency litigation practice. He recently led Simon Adamyk in relation to to advising a high-value public listed company on the risk of winding up proceedings threatened by minority shareholders. Senior junior David Eaton Turner has an outstanding insolvency and restructuring practice. Jessica Powers is fast developing a strong commercial chancery practice, with a focus on insolvency, and is certainly a name to note at the junior Bar.