Mr Tiran Nersessian > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings


Highly regarded for his courtroom advocacy and particularly extensive experience as sole counsel in substantial insolvency, company and commercial litigation, including several high profile matters for the government and private clients in recent years such as Carillion, Comet Group, BHS, Boris Becker, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox, and James Stunt.  Examples of reported cases: OR v Obaigbena (2022) – directors duties; Bell Pottinger (2021) – directors disqualification; Comet Group (2021) – preferences; Balengani v Sharifpoor (2020) – setting-aside judgment; Viceroy Jones (2020) – third part costs orders; Georgallides v Sec of State (2020) – rescission of undertakings;  Armstrong-Emery (2019) – director disqualification; Bajaj Healthcare (2019) – misrepresentation; Leitzbach (2018) – bankruptcy, insolvency regulations; Botleigh Grange v HMRC (2018) – Cross claims/consent orders; Genz Holdings (2018) – Foreign convictions, disqualification; A&M Access Ltd (2017) – Liquidators, personal costs; CFL Finance v Rubin (2017) – IVA, material irregularity; Brooks v Armstrong (2017) – wrongful trading; Kombinat Aluminjuma (2016) – Cross-Border Insolvency; Walker v NatWest (2016) – financial misselling, administrators.


Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown A Panel 2016-to date (formerly B Panel 2011-2016 and C Panel 2006-2011).

Publications: Annotated Companies Acts; Atkins; Tolley’s insolvency.


Armenian (fluent)




Jesus College, Oxford (2001 MA Hons Jurisprudence); Inns of Court School of Law (2002 Bar Vocational Course – very competent). Viscount Sankey Scholar at Jesus College; Lord Denning and Hardwicke Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn.


Sports particularly tennis, basketball, football.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tiran Nersessian4 Stone Buildings ‘Clearly very intellectual and is a sharp operator in respect of insolvency related matters and relevant legislation.’

One of the most prestigious sets for insolvency work‘. barristers at 4 Stone Buildings often draw on broad company and commercial law expertise in a variety of insolvencies and cases with complex elements involving that area. Jonathan Crow KC is the standout silk in this discipline, with ample experience at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as a considerable practice offshore. In proceedings regarding property investor Glenn Maud, John Brisby KC, with Richard Hill KC and leading Alastair Tomson, has been representing an opposing creditor in what, if the creditors are successful, are believed to be the second most valuable personal bankruptcy proceedings ever to be heard in the UK. The recent high-profile proceedings following the collapse of Bell Pottinger have also involved members of the set: Tiran Nersessian representing the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Christopher Harrison acting for the firm’s former CEO, on opposite sides of a director disqualification action resulting from the insolvency.

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tiran Nersessian4 Stone Buildings ‘His expertise and experience in relation to company directors disqualification proceedings is invaluable.’