Zoe O'Sullivan > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Serle Court
6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QS
England

Work Department

Arbitration, Banking, Financial Services, Civil Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Reinsurance, Telecommunications and Company.

Position

Zoe O’Sullivan QC is a robust and experienced advocate who thrives on the challenges of oral advocacy and cross-examination.   She is described in Chambers UK as “very easy to work with and very hands-on”, “very technically able” and “formidably bright”. Zoe’s commercial/Chancery practice spans a broad range including IT and outsourcing disputes, shareholder disputes/joint ventures, directors’ duties, banking and finance, commercial fraud, commodities and shipbuilding.  She acts principally for large multinationals and high net worth individuals and is highly experienced in jurisdiction issues and key interim applications including freezing orders, anti-suit injunctions and applications under section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.  Zoe is equally comfortable acting in court proceedings and in arbitration, and sits regularly as an arbitrator under the LCIA and ICC rules.

Career

Call 1993.   Silk 2015.

Languages

Zoe has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Society for Computers and Law, Arbitral Women

Education

Educated at Oxford University (1991 Congratulatory First in English, 3 University prizes), City University (1992 Distinction, Arbitrators’ Prize) and Inns of Court School of Law (1993 Very Competent).

Leisure

Interests: Classical Music, Argentine Tango, Medieval History, Ski-Ing. Fellow of Westminister Abbey Institute.

 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Zoe O’Sullivan KCSerle Court ‘Very good with clients. Solicitors are able to share ideas and come up with strategy together, with Zoe’s tactical approach and experience being invaluable. Zoe’s written work is excellent.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Zoe O’Sullivan KCSerle Court ‘Incredibly responsive – super bright and practical in her advice. Makes the right calls based on intellect, experience and (importantly) instinct.’