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Stephen Robins

Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
Email:
Web:
www.southsquare.com
South Square (South Square)

Position

Stephen specialises in the fields of insolvency and restructuring, banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution and civil fraud. His practice areas also include company law, real property, insurance and financial services.

Stephen has been instructed in numerous cases in the Supreme Court and the Privy Council (Lehman Waterfall I, BONY Mellon v LBG Capital, PwC v Saad, Singularis v PwC, Rubin v EurofinanceLandsbanki v HeritableNortel/LehmanEL Trigger) and in the Court of Appeal (Titan, IBRC, Lehman Waterfall I, Lehman Waterfall II, Firth RixsonTambrookOvenden Colbert, Tiuta, Atrium).

Major cases in which Stephen has been instructed in recent years include Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (for the administrators), Kaupthing (for the winding-up board), African Minerals (for the administrators), London Mining (for the administrators), Afren (for the administrators), IBRC (for the liquidators), Landsbanki (for the winding-up board), Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities (for the SIPA trustee), Rangers (for the administrators), Luminar (for the administrators), MF Global (for the Chapter 11 trustee) and Sanko (for the Japanese trustee).

Career

Called 2001 (Lincoln’s Inn).

Member

ILA, COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Christ Church, Oxford University (BA Modern History, First Class).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Stephen Robins - South SquareHas proved excellent for us.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Stephen Robins - South SquareHe is a first-class junior.

Within: Commercial litigation

South Square may be best known for its top-tier expertise in insolvency-related disputes, but its members are also a mainstay of the broader commercial litigation arena. Their standing in the market is reflected in the calibre of their instructions, which recently  included Primeo v HSBC, a professional negligence claim arising from the Madoff fraud in which Tom Smith QC and Richard Fisher are among four members representing Primeo Fund. Other highlights include the AHAB v SAAD $9bn fraud dispute, one of the largest of its kind, and Vincent Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton, which involved five of the set's members, including Jeremy Goldring QC and Stephen Robins.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

Stephen Robins - South SquareOne of the best juniors I have instructed.

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Insolvency

Within: Leading Juniors

Stephen Robins - South SquareIf there is an argument that nobody has thought of, or a case that nobody has found, Stephen will unearth them, changing your case for the better.

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