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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

Michael Black QC

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

Position

Advocate and arbitrator in international commercial disputes.

Career

Called 1978 Middle Temple; Silk 1995; deputy judge of Technology and Construction Court 1999-2013; member Civil Procedure Rule Committee 2000-04; member Civil Justice Council 2005-09; Bencher, Middle Temple 2006; Deputy High Court Judge 2008-13. Publications: contributor to ‘The Law and Practice of Compromise’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 7th edition 2010); contributor to ‘International Construction Law’ (ABA 2009); contributor to ‘Discovery Deskbook for Construction Disputes’ (ABA 2006).

Member

Bars of the Dubai International Financial Centre, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Isle of Man (ad hoc), the Cayman Islands (ad hoc); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; American Bar Association (international associate member), American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry; London Court of International Arbitration; Swiss Arbitration Association; International Council for Commercial Arbitration; Chinese Arbitration Association Taipei; Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; International Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; COMBAR; Bar European Group; Liveryman or the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

Education

University College, London; Harvard Law School (accredited mediator); visiting professor Manchester University.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old BuildingsAn enormous help on complex multi-jurisdictional issues.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old BuildingsWorld class; a gifted advocate and extremely bright.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is never bamboozled by years of historical dealings and able to distil matters to the key essentials for trial.

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Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA strong strategic thinker, rarely bamboozled, and able to distil matters to the key essentials for trial.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA talented and experienced advocate who is truly at home with MENA-related matters.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHis work includes Cayman and BVI cases.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Commercial

Within: Leading individuals: Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old Buildings

Within: Commercial

XXIV Old Buildings has strong links to Dubai, with many of its more senior members instructed in groundbreaking DIFC cases and arbitrations. Michael Black QC and Andrew Holden successfully represented a person seeking an injunction to freeze a superyacht in connection with an English matrimonial case, while Tom Montagu-Smith QC continues to represent the Danish tax authorities in litigation against Elysium Global regarding an alleged $2bn tax reclaim fraud.

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Construction

Within: Leading individuals: Leading silks

Michael Black QC - XXIV Old Buildings

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