Mr Paul Greenwood > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Barrister specialising in chancery/commercial dispute resolution including shareholder disputes/fraud/corporate insolvency mainly in the London High Court but also in closely related foreign jurisdictions, such as Gibraltar and the Bahamas. 

Position

Recent cases include a unfair prejudice petition concerning a company owning hotels worth over £500m; the use of s236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in the liquidation of Comet Group Limited to obtain documents concerning a worldwide cartel operated by Whirlpool and others; a claim for £4m regarding sale of a stake in Thames Water; a jurisdictional dispute in the Commercial Court regarding a substantive claim by BNP Paribas for US$95,000,000; a Commercial Court action (Orb and others v Ruhan and others) concerning claims for several hundred £million; and a trial concerning financial services advice by Jyske Bank in Gibraltar. Other significant cases include OBG Ltd v Allan [2008] 1 AC 1; GHLM v Maroo [2012] EWHC 61; Mellor and others v Partridge and others [2013] EWCA Civ 477; Shierson v Rastogi [2002] EWHC 2782.

Career

Called 1991, Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown (B panel) 1999. Publications: ‘Atkins Court Forms’ vols 9 & 10: Companies and Corporate Insolvency (Butterworths); Butterworths’ ‘Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents’ vol 11: Companies.

Languages

Basic Serbo-Croat.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Education

Culford School; Jesus College, Oxford (1988 BA; 1989 BCL distinction).

Leisure

Travel, sport, theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Paul Greenwood4 Stone Buildings ‘Paul is excellent. He is calm and considered – and a very safe pair of hands.’

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Paul Greenwood4 Stone Buildings ‘Excellent analytical skills, tactical awareness and drafting qualities.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Paul Greenwood4 Stone Buildings ‘Excellent analytical skills, tactical awareness and drafting qualities.’