Felicity Toube KC > South Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

South Square
3-4 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5HP
England

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Felicity Toube QC specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring, banking and financial services, commercial litigation, civil fraud, and company law. Felicity is regularly instructed in cases in the Cayman Islands and the BVI. She acts as an expert (in the laws of England and other common law jurisdictions) in international proceedings (including in the USA).

 

Felicity has acted on all the recent major corporate insolvencies, including: Gategroup, Jain Group, NMC, Pizza Express, Smile Telecoms, Codere, Swissport, Carluccios, Debenhams, Matalan, Saad, Madoff, Peak Hotels, Lehman, Stanford, Nortel, and MF Global. She also acted for the successful supporting creditor in the Gertner appeal.

 

She is a mediator (ADR Group), an arbitrator (CiArb), and Co-Chair of the INSOL Mediation Colloquium.

 

Felicity’s publications include: Moss, Fletcher & Isaacs on the EU Regulation, Toube on “International Asset Tracing in Insolvency” (OUP), Halsbury’s Laws on Corporate Insolvency. Felicity is Chair of the Editorial Board of Insolvency Intelligence, a Board member of III, and Chair of the Appeal Panel for ICAS.

 

She also teaches on the BCL course at Oxford University and is currently undertaking a part-time DPhil in Law at Oxford University, focussing on issues of cross-border insolvency.

 

Career

Called 1995 (Inner Temple); QC 2011; Called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands 2012; ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator 2015; appointed to INSOL International Mediation Panel 2015.

Memberships

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; International Association for Asset Recovery; Insolvency Service/ILA committees on the EU regulation and UNCITRAL.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford University (1994 BCL, First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Felicity Toube KCSouth Square ‘She is an intellectual heavyweight and her commercial nous is second to none. Her ability to turn a judge in her favour in very difficult cases is astonishing.’

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Felicity Toube KCSouth Square ‘Responsive, clever, experienced and a pleasure to deal with every time.’

London Bar > Company

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Felicity Toube KCSouth Square ‘She is an intellectual heavyweight and her commercial nous is second to none.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Felicity Toube KCSouth SquareShe is an intellectual heavyweight and her commercial nous is second to none. Her ability to turn a judge in her favour in very difficult cases is astonishing. Her advocacy is powerful, entirely compelling and flawless – she is outstanding in every way.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Felicity Toube KCSouth Square ‘Extremely smart, approachable and commercial – one of the go-to leaders.’

South Square is ‘the go-to set with many good lawyers and advocates‘, particularly when it comes to insolvency-related fraud disputes. The administration, in the Abu Dhabi Global Market courts, of the NMC Group, the Middle East’s largest healthcare company, and related fraud claims against its founder, BR Shetty, have involved several members on behalf of the administrators, including Tom Smith KC and Felicity Toube KC. Smith also led Robert Amey on behalf of Primeo Fund, a Madoff feeder fund, in Primeo Fund v HSBC, a US$2bn claim against its former administrator and custodian, HSBC. Senior juniors such as William Willson often act alone, as in Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov where he represented the defendant’s bankruptcy manager, as part of a fraud claim against Georgy Bedzhamov, the brother of Vneshprombank’s founder, Larisa Markus.

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Felicity Toube KCSouth Square

South Square is a leading chambers offering offshore financial services, insolvency, company and fraud-related work, with a strong presence in regions such as the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda and the Isle of Man. Various members of chambers including Felicity Toube KC, Richard Fisher KC, Robert Amey , William Willson  and others were involved in the Primeo Fund (in liquidation) v HSBC case before the Privy Council, on appeal from the courts in the Cayman Islands, a significant commercial claim concerning a high-quantum claim by the liquidators of a feeder fund into the Madoff Ponzi scheme against HSBC for breach of duty as administrator and custodian of the fund in which Primeo was investing. Glen Davis KC is noted for his specialist knowledge in Guernsey and Gibraltar, where he has acted for and against the Financial Services Commission. Felicity Toube KC is an expert in international proceedings and acts in relation to all major corporate restructurings and litigation. Cayman winding-up petitions are another particular area of expertise for the set’s members.

South Square is a leading chambers offering offshore financial services, insolvency, company and fraud-related work, with a strong presence in regions such as the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda and the Isle of Man. Various members of chambers including Felicity Toube KC, Richard Fisher KC, Robert Amey , William Willson  and others were involved in the Primeo Fund (in liquidation) v HSBC case before the Privy Council, on appeal from the courts in the Cayman Islands, a significant commercial claim concerning a high-quantum claim by the liquidators of a feeder fund into the Madoff Ponzi scheme against HSBC for breach of duty as administrator and custodian of the fund in which Primeo was investing. Glen Davis KC is noted for his specialist knowledge in Guernsey and Gibraltar, where he has acted for and against the Financial Services Commission. Felicity Toube KC is an expert in international proceedings and acts in relation to all major corporate restructurings and litigation. Cayman winding-up petitions are another particular area of expertise for the set’s members.