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Chambers of George Bompas QC
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Barrister specialising in corporate insolvency, commercial, company and trust litigation, with a particular emphasis on international and offshore disputes. Recent reported cases include: Gany Holdings (PTC) SA v Khan [2018] UKPC 21, Re Baxendale-Walker [2018] EWHC 3423 (Ch), Nagi v Nagi [2018] EWHC 90 (Ch), Re Meem SL Ltd [2018] BCC 652, Crowden v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2018] PNLR 9, Re Central A1 Ltd [2017] BCC 69, Gorbunova v Berezovsky’s Estate [2016] WTLR 1591. Donald also was instructed (with Jonathan Crow, Q.C.) by the Appellants in Maso Capital Investments Ltd v Shanda Games Ltd, heard by the Privy Council in March 2019 (for which judgment has yet to be delivered). He was also instructed with Jonathan Crow, Q.C. and Richard Hill, Q.C. by Victor Pinchuk in respect of his claim against Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov, one of the largest pieces of litigation in the Commercial Court in 2016, and from 2012 until 2015 (with John Brisby, Q.C.) in respect of a minority shareholder’s oppression petition presented in Bermuda in respect of a multi-billion dollar company incorporated there (it being one of the largest minority shareholder disputes ever litigated in that jurisdiction). He is presently instructed (with Orlando Fraser, Q.C.) by the majority shareholders in respect of a £11 million s.996 petition presented against them, and in their £50 million counterclaim against one of the minority shareholders. He continues to be instructed by the trustees in bankruptcy for the estate of Boris Berezovsky in respect of the matters arising out of that insolvent estate, including a dispute in Gibraltar for which he was called to the Gibraltar Bar (on a case specific basis) in 2019.


Called 2006; Middle Temple. Called to the BVI Bar in 2013 and the Gibraltar Bar (on a case specified basis) in 2019. Publications of note: contributor to Oxford Journal of Trusts & Trustees; Tolley’s Company Law Service; and Butterworth’s Journal of International Bank and Financial Law.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


Wadham College, Oxford (MA, BCL), Scholar.


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