Mr George Bompas KC > 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

Company law (all aspects, advisory and litigation, including minority shareholder proceedings, insolvency and asset recovery), banking/insurance, financial services law, and professional negligence.

Position

Head of Chambers.

Company law (all aspects, advisory and litigation, including minority shareholder proceedings, insolvency and asset recovery), banking/insurance, financial services law & professional negligence.

Amongst recent cases: representing the successful appellant in the ground-breaking Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja appeal to the Supreme Court ([2020] UKSC 31), Official Receiver v Batmanghelidjh & Ors: Re Keeping Kids Company, Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair [2019]1 WLR 3375 (solicitors’ lien, Supreme Court appeal pending), and Global Gaming Ventures [2018] EWCA Civ 68 (company law and receivership).

Sits as an arbitrator.

Career

  • Called 1975
  • Junior Counsel to the DTI 1989-94
  • Silk 1994
  • Deputy High Court Judge 2003
  • Ordinary Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey & Jersey (2014 to date)

 

George Bompas QC has vast experience in major, high profile corporate matters of public interest. He has given expert evidence / opinions for use in foreign jurisdictions, including in the USA, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland.

George Bompas QC is called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and the Bar in the DIFC Court, Dubai; and for specific cases, to the Bars of Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands. In these jurisdictions he has appeared in complex, high value and important cases.

Amongst recent cases in the UK: representing the successful appellant in the ground-breaking Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja appeal to the Supreme Court (reflective loss, [2020] UKSC 31), Official Receiver v Batmanghelidjh & Ors: Re Keeping Kids Company, Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair [2019]1 WLR 3375 (solicitors’ lien, Supreme Court appeal pending), and Global Gaming Ventures [2018] EWCA Civ 68 (company law and receivership). Other notable cases: MF Global UK Ltd, Shogun Finance Ltd v Hudson (House of Lords), OBG v Allan and Giles v Rhind.

Publications

  • ‘Company Investigations’ in Tolley’s Company Law
  • ‘Funding Litigation and Assigning Claims’ and ‘Investigations’ in Butterworths Practical Insolvency.
  • ‘Contracts’ in Litigation in the Time of Covid-19

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association and COMBAR. Called to the Bars of the British Virgin Islands and the DIFC, and for specific cases to the Bars of Trinidad and Tobago and of the Cayman Islands.  LCIA arbitrator.

Education

Scholar Oriel College, Oxford (1974 BA & 1976 MA: Jurisprudence (1st) & Classical Honour Mods (1st).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

George Bompas KC4 Stone Buildings ‘George is a creative lawyer who is excellent on the law.’

London Bar > Company

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Bompas KC4 Stone Buildings ‘His strengths are many, although the key one is the provision of sound, well-thought out commercial advice.’

4 Stone Buildings has ‘carved out a place in the market where it is known for quality‘ and has been a regular fixture at the top of the company law litigation market for a number of years. Head of Chambers George Bompas KC continues a renowned practice involving both advisory work and heavyweight litigation and dispute resolution for a wide range of clients. Jonathan Crow KC was instructed in Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Azitio Holdings Ltd, a substantial case at the appellate level involving complex allegations of deceit, issues of causation, and disputes over choice of law. Orlando Fraser KCHerman Boeddinghaus KC and Eleanor Holland have continued to act in Ma v Incredible Power Limited and others in the BVI, which has now progressed to that jurisdiction’s Court of Appeal.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

George Bompas KC4 Stone BuildingsA creative lawyer who is excellent on the law.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

George Bompas KC4 Stone Buildings