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XXIV Old Buildings

Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC

24 OLD BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3UP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Fax:
Fax 0870 460 2178
DX:
307 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.xxiv.co.uk
Geneva, London

Francis Tregear QC

Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Email:
XXIV Old Buildings (Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC)

Position

Francis’ practice focuses on business disputes, company and insolvency matters, funds and financial products, trusts, professional negligence and property litigation. Recent work includes: advising and appearing on contentious matters in relation to Cayman Islands based Funds including funds with exposure to the Madoff fraud. He was also engaged in the litigation surrounding the world wide freezing order obtained by the liquidator of JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank against Sergei Pugachev. He is also involved in major litigation brought by Aeroflot against Boris Berezovsky and companies related to him.

Career

Called 1980 Middle Temple, Lincoln’s Inn; member of the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean; Queens Counsel 2003; recorder 2004; accredited mediator 2004.

Languages

Fluent French.

Member

The committee of the Chancery Bar Association; Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; Professional Negligence Bar Association; COMBAR.

Education

St Paul’s School; St John’s College, Cambridge (BA).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsVery strong and very easy to work with from a client perspective.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHis advocacy was superb and his drafting and insight into the intricacies of the case were exceptional.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsIntellectually adept, a pleasure to deal with, prompt with advice, navigates complexity and is very user friendly.'

Within: Partnership - Leading silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsIntellectually adept, a pleasure to deal with, prompt with advice, navigates complexity and is very user friendly.'

Within: Company and partnership

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.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHis work is of the highest order.

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Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHis work is of the highest order, his advocacy is superb and his drafting and insight into the intricacies of the case are exceptional.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV OLD BUILDINGSIs a highly intelligent and diligent silk.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Francis Tregear QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is experienced in professional negligence disputes.

Within: Professional negligence

XXIV Old Buildings handles a range of complex professional negligence cases involving lawyers, accountants, auditors, surveyors, valuers and trustees. The set is 'experienced' and has 'excellent individuals' for such disputes. Jackson & Money v Gershinson & Others was a key case for Francis Tregear QC, while Helen Galley appeared in Southwark Living v Cramer Pelmont, a claim against solicitors which alleged failure to protect the client's position.

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