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Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC
XXIV Old Buildings
24 OLD BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3UP
England

Position

Barrister specialising in trusts, partnership law, trust-related and general insolvency, company law, bankruptcy and finance, pensions and professional negligence; litigation and advisory experience in numerous overseas jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Jersey. Cases of note include Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & others (Royal Court of Guernsey); Re First Tower Trustees;

Supreme court – (1) Peter Routier (1) Peter Routier (2)Christine Ann Venables (As Executors Of The Late Beryl Coulter) -And- Commissioners For Her Majesty’s Revenue And Customs.

Career

Called 1968; QC 1987; deputy High Court Judge 1994 (Chancery and Queens Bench Division); Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn 1996; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Insolvency Lawyers Association; Pension Lawyers Association; Hong Kong Bar Association.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (BA Hons LLB).

Leisure

Tennis, sailing, opera.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHis advocacy is tremendous and he really does have the ear of the court.

XXIV Old Buildings has an excellent reputation for acting on hard-fought offshore disputes, and is also a popular choice for commercial claims before the London courts. Recently, several members, including Alan Steinfeld QC  and Edward Cumming QC, acted on Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & others, while Stephen Moverley Smith QC and Hugh Miall acted on Société Générale v Goldas, a dispute relating to gold bullion consignments.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHis analysis is crisp and clear and he articulates it with passion and commitment.

(Partnership - Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHis analysis is crisp and clear and he articulates it with passion and commitment.

XXIV Old Buildings is ‘one of the standout sets for offshore company law work‘, which sits beside a strong Chancery practice, but members are also well-versed in partnership disputes, acting in cases domestically and abroad. Alan Steinfeld QC acted in Clean Power Properties Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, where he is advising Network Rail on the terms and effects of an agreement with the claimant for the acquisition of sites intended to be used as power stations. On the partnership front, he is advising on a large LLP dispute for Boston Consulting. Also on the partnership front, Francis Tregear QC advised Cayman Islands-based Alcontrol LP on the structure and distribution of its equity interests. Meanwhile, Michael Black QC acted for the claimant in Akhmodova v Akhmodov, enforcement proceedings in a $600m divorce settlement across multiple jurisdictions that involved piercing the corporate veil over disputed assets.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHe has a real courtroom presence and an ability to convince the court of the correctness of his analysis.

XXIV Old Buildings has members dealing with all aspects of international and domestic insolvency law. Multiple members, including Alan Steinfeld QC and Edward Cumming QC, are acting in Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & othersStuart Adair is acting in Orexim Trading Limited v Mahavir Port and Terminal Limited, while, in Caymen Island proceedings, Robert Levy QC is acting for the liquidators in Re Caledonian Insurance.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHe contributes clarity of thought and unrivaled intelligence.

A top set for trusts matters’, XXIV Old Buildings has members involved in ‘elite cases‘. Alan Steinfeld QC and Edward Cumming QC were successful in assisting the defendant Carlyle companies in the Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway litigation in Guernsey. Robert Levy QC  is instructed in numerous Cayman Islands section 238 cases. Also of note, the highly regarded Nicole Langlois, a former Carey Olsen partner, is a Jersey advocate.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV OLD BUILDINGSHas the ear of the court and has a real courtroom presence as he can convince the court of the correctness of his analysis.

XXIV OLD BUILDINGS is a ‘high-quality set of chambers’ with an established reputation in the areas of trusts, private client, and probate work, as well as Chancery and offshore disputes. In a recent instruction of note, Alan Steinfeld QC advised the trustees of a Cayman trust about potential claims against a third party and in relation to obtaining Beddoe relief from the Cayman Court.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHe has a fantastic range and depth of experience which sets him apart from other silks.

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHis advocacy is tremendous and he really does have the ear of the court.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alan Steinfeld QCXXIV Old BuildingsHe is first rate.