Neil Henderson > Pump Court International > HONG KONG, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Pump Court International
LEVEL 19
TWO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE
8 FINANCE STREET, HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Position

Shipping and international trade: cargo claims, charterparty disputes, arrests, bunker disputes, shipbuilding disputes, sale and purchase, marine insurance, commodity sales. Commercial litigation and arbitration: private equity, shareholder disputes, banking, insolvency, director disqualification, general contractual disputes. Applications to the High Court in support of arbitration, including freezing injunctions, anti-suit injunctions, inspection orders, jurisdiction disputes, security for costs and applications under ss57, 67, 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. Extensive experience of LMAA, ICC and LCIA arbitrations.

Career

Called 2004, Inner Temple. Pupillage at South Square Chambers 2004-05; tenancy at Stone Chambers 2005-14; tenancy at 4 Pump Court 2014 to date. Before joining the Bar, Neil worked as an analyst in the corporate finance departments of JPMorgan and Flemings investment banks for over two years, during which time he completed a wide range of deals including acquisitions, disposals, IPOs and private equity financings. Publications of note: ‘Private Equity International’. Direct and public access qualified.

Memberships

LMAA supporting member; Combar; LSLC; YSP; LCLCBA.

Education

Sherborne School; University of Birmingham (1999 BA (Hons) Medieval and Modern History); Hitotsubashi University (1998 Japanese Language and History).

Leisure

Horse racing, sailing, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Neil Henderson4 PUMP COURTHe is very highly rated.

4 PUMP COURT offers ‘in-depth expertise for shipping disputes‘; the set is noted for its’ members experience across dry shipping, shipbuilding, marine insurance admiralty and other maritime disputes. Manchester Shipping v Sochin and Balfour Shipping was a key case for Nicholas Vineall QC, a $10m claim for damages for the unlawful diversion of charter hire. The set is particularly praised for its experience in working for a number of Chinese clients; Nicholas Vineall QC and Neil Henderson acted on behalf of a Chinese trading corporation in Sinocore v RBRG, which involved the enforcement of an arbitration award.