Mr Guy Olliff-Cooper > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3XT
England

Position

Guy has a broad commercial Chancery practice with particular emphasis on civil fraud, company, and insolvency law.

His recent cases include: Les Ambassadeurs Club Ltd v Yu [2021] EWCA Civ 1310; Puharic v Silverbond Enterprises Ltd [2021] EWHC 351 (QB); Kea Investments Ltd v Watson [2020] EWHC 472 (Ch); Al Jaber v Bosheh [2019] EWHC 2142 (Ch); and Coral Reef Ltd v Silverbond Enterprises Ltd [2019] EWHC 887 (Ch).

Publications of note

  • Loose and Griffiths on Liquidators 9th Ed. (2019). Contributor.
  • Transaction Avoidance in Insolvencies 3rd Ed. (2018). Contributor.

Career

Called: 2015 (Lincoln’s Inn). Publications of note: contributor to Transaction Avoidance in Insolvencies (3rd Ed) (forthcoming)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association

Education

Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School. Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), City Law School. BA Philosophy & Theology, University of Oxford.

Lincoln’s Inn: Hubert Greenland Scholarship, Buchanan Prize, Hardwicke Scholarship, Lord Bowen Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Guy Olliff-Cooper  – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Guy is an undoubted star of the future. He is exceptionally bright and very thorough, and his arguments are clear and highly persuasive.’

4 Stone Buildings is ‘a strong set for company, fraud and commercial work‘ whose barristers are ‘without exception, friendly, easy to work with, and supremely confident and gifted lawyers‘. The set is also strong on insolvency and restructuring related fraud claims. Recent cases include Secretary of State for Health v Servier Laboratories, in which Jonathan Crow KC  represented the Secretary of State for Health in a multi-million pound claim against a pharmaceutical company for overcharging the NHS for drugs subject to patent allegedly procured through fraud, which went to the Supreme Court. Richard Hill KC is leading the team defending the Michelin-starred chef, Axel Manes, in MAD Atelier International BV v Manes, involving a transfer of share under value, allegedly by duping a joint venture partner, in a company owning the “Atelier de Joel Robuchon” restaurants. Several impressive juniors are also making a name for themselves, including Alexander Cook and Guy Olliff-Cooper.