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Pump Court International
Hong Kong


The set

Pump Court International comprises QCs and juniors who between them have extensive experience over a wide range of commercial disputes. The broad spread of seniority ensures that a suitable individual or team can be found to assist at any stage of the arbitration process, whether it be as arbitrator, advocate, or to undertake drafting or preparatory work, and at a cost appropriate to the task in hand.

It has particular experience in partnering both with international and local law firms and assisting them in managing the dispute and arbitration process wherever that dispute arises and is to be resolved.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the set has a wealth of experience in banking and financial services including those involving transactions across a range of exchanges as well as disputes concerning syndicated and other loan agreements, disputes concerning close-out amounts under derivative contracts, FOREX manipulation, freight forwarding agreements and junk bonds.

Members of Pump Court International have familiarity with many of the challenges and issues facing those in the international banking, insurance and wider financial services space with experience of cross-border issues and jurisdictional issues.

Commercial (cross border): the set has experience in all aspects of general commercial arbitration and appears regularly in these matters. Its work includes, but is not limited to, insurance and reinsurance, banking and securities, financing, sale and carriage of goods, aviation, shipping, the purchase and sale of commodities, the operation of international markets and exchanges, the construction and performance of mercantile contracts, share sale and purchase agreements, and media and entertainment.

Construction and engineering: the set has expertise in all aspects of construction, engineering, and infrastructure disputes in relation to global and domestic projects. It acts for employers, contractors, sub-contractors; for government; for insurers and professionals. The set has extensive experience as specialist advocates and have been involved in many of the highest profile cases.

Energy and offshore: from pipelines in South East Asia to power stations in the Middle East, from oilfields in the Caspian to wind turbines off the UK coastline, the set has exceptional experience in all aspects of energy-related disputes. It can provide a rapid service in line with the demands of clients and takes pride in its reputation for getting to grips with the technical detail of cases without overlooking the necessary commercial priorities.

Insurance and reinsurance: the set has been involved in all major insurance and reinsurance issues and cases which have affected the London and international markets within the last 30 years, including the Lloyd’s litigation, the PA LMX spiral, Film Finance and US catastrophes including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

The set regularly advises on all types of policies across the entire insurance spectrum (including among others product liability, professional liability, construction and energy risks, property and business interruption, PA and health, credit and political risk, cyber media and tech, transport and aviation). It has considerable experience across a wide range of insurance law issues, including non-disclosure and misrepresentation, breach of warranty, fraudulent claims (and fraudulent devices) and subrogation.

Shipping and ship building: its work covers all areas of dry shipping, wet shipping, commodities, and ship construction and sales. Members of its team work with international law firms and P&I clubs on behalf of ship owners, charterers, shipyards, drilling contractors, cargo interests and banks. The set has expertise in charterparty and bill of lading disputes, ship sale and purchase, ship mortgages, liens, admiralty matters including collision, towage and pilotage, and also commercial shipbuilding, superyacht and mega yacht disputes.

Technology and telecoms: the set has a wealth of experience in IT, e-commerce and telecommunications law. It is regularly instructed in relation to disputes arising out of project failures and delays, defective hardware and software, IP licences and other contractual matters. It brings unrivalled expertise including in the emerging fields of cloud computing and cyber security. Members are involved in some of the largest copyright and contractual cases, and regularly act for major industry figures.


Department Name Email Telephone
Members of Chambers VINEALL QC, Nick (2006)
Members of Chambers BRANNIGAN QC, Sean (2009)
Members of Chambers FRIEDMAN QC, David (1990)
Members of Chambers MOGER QC, Christopher (1992)
Members of Chambers MARKS QC, Lord (1995)
Members of Chambers SPEAIGHT QC, Anthony (1995)
Members of Chambers GARNIER QC, Edward (1976)
Members of Chambers ROWLAND QC, John (1996)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS QC, Michael (1997)
Members of Chambers NICHOLSON QC, Jeremy (2000)
Members of Chambers TOZZI QC, Nigel (2001)
Members of Chambers CROSS QC, James (2006)
Members of Chambers CHARLTON QC, Alex (2008)
Members of Chambers McCALL QC, Duncan (2008)
Members of Chambers CHRISTIE QC, Aidan (2008)
Members of Chambers NEISH QC, Andrew (2009)
Members of Chambers DAVIE QC, Michael (2010)
Members of Chambers COGLEY QC, Stephen (1984)
Members of Chambers SINCLAIR QC, Fiona (2013)
Members of Chambers ANSELL QC, Rachel (2014)
Members of Chambers O’SULLIVAN QC, Sean (2014)
Members of Chambers PILLING QC, Benjamin (2015)
Members of Chambers BERGIN QC, Terence (2015)
Members of Chambers HICKEY QC, Alexander (2016)
Members of Chambers McCAFFERTY QC, Lynne (2018)
Members of Chambers LEABEATER QC, James (2019)
Members of Chambers STEPHENS QC, Jessica (2019)
Members of Chambers DYER, Allen (1976)
Members of Chambers HAMILTON, Peter (1968)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Simon (1993)
Members of Chambers VAUGHAN-NEIL, Kate (1994)
Members of Chambers PACKMAN, Claire (1996)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Jonathan (1996)
Members of Chambers PURCHAS, James (1997)
Members of Chambers POTTER, Alison (1987)
Members of Chambers BOWLING, James (1999)
Members of Chambers GILLIES, Jennie (2000)
Members of Chambers WATTHEY, James (2000)
Members of Chambers LIVESEY, Kate (2001)
Members of Chambers OLIVER, Peter (2002)
Members of Chambers CRANGLE, Thomas (2002)
Members of Chambers WOODS, George (2003)
Members of Chambers HATT, James (2003)
Members of Chambers CHATTERJEE, Ron (2004)
Members of Chambers LAVY, Matthew (2004)
Members of Chambers GOLDSTONE, Simon (2004)
Members of Chambers WYGAS, Luke (2004)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Neil (2004)
Members of Chambers CROWLEY, Laura (2005)
Members of Chambers OSBORNE, Richard (2005)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Alexander (2007)
Members of Chambers STEVENS, Andrew (2007)
Members of Chambers TEMPLE, Adam (2008)
Members of Chambers GOODKIN, Daniel (2008)
Members of Chambers MUNRO, Iain (2009)
Members of Chambers NAYLOR, Martyn (2009)
Members of Chambers PATEL, Sanjay (2010)
Members of Chambers NOAKES, Rani (2010)
Members of Chambers THORNE, Matthew (2011)
Members of Chambers SHIRAZI, Gideon (2012)
Members of Chambers JONES, Ed (2012)
Members of Chambers CHURCHER, Daniel (2012)
Members of Chambers SCRIVENER, Robert (2013)
Members of Chambers DENNIS, Helen (2013)
Members of Chambers KHOO, Daniel (2014)
Members of Chambers TANNOCK, Quentin (2016)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Laura (2014)
Members of Chambers DOWERS, Neil (2016)
Members of Chambers KEATING, Rebecca (2017)
Members of Chambers SCHAFFER-GODDARD, Jonathan (2017)
Photo Name Position Profile
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 Terence Bergin QC photo Terence Bergin QC
 James Bowling  photo James Bowling
 Sean Brannigan QC photo Sean Brannigan QC
 Alex Charlton QC photo Alex Charlton QC
 Daniel Churcher  photo Daniel Churcher
 Daniel Goodkin  photo Daniel Goodkin
 James Hatt  photo James Hatt
 Simon Henderson  photo Simon Henderson
 Neil Henderson  photo Neil Henderson
 Alexander Hickey QC photo Alexander Hickey QC
 Ed Jones  photo Ed Jones
 James Leabeater QC photo James Leabeater QC
 Jonathan Lewis  photo Jonathan Lewis
 Kate Livesey  photo Kate Livesey
 Lynne McCafferty QC photo Lynne McCafferty QC
 Duncan McCall QC photo Duncan McCall QC
 Martyn Naylor  photo Martyn Naylor
 Andrew Neish QC photo Andrew Neish QC
 Rani Noakes  photo Rani Noakes
Dr Peter Oliver  photo Dr Peter Oliver
 Sanjay Patel  photo Sanjay Patel
 Benjamin Pilling QC photo Benjamin Pilling QC
 Alison Potter  photo Alison Potter
 Robert Scrivener  photo Robert Scrivener
 Gideon Shirazi  photo Gideon Shirazi
 Fiona Sinclair QC photo Fiona Sinclair QC
 Jessica Stephens QC photo Jessica Stephens QC
 Andrew Stevens  photo Andrew Stevens
 Nicholas Vineall QC photo Nicholas Vineall QC
 George Woods  photo George Woods