Mr George Bompas QC > Chambers of George Bompas QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas QC
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.

Areas of practice: company (including shareholder disputes), insolvency, banking, insurance, financial services and regulatory, arbitration and professional negligence and chancery/commercial litigation.

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
  • COMBAR
  • LCIA

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

George Bompas QC4 Stone BuildingsHe has a magisterial mastery of his subject matter and an ability to express himself clearly.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

George Bompas QC4 Stone BuildingsA consummate advocate whose style is to engage in effective dialogue with the bench. There is no theatrics, bluster or hyperbole; just calm, measured, clinical persuasion that wins the day.

4 Stone Buildings is considered a ‘leading commercial chambers with top tier juniors and some of the best silks at the commercial/Chancery Bar‘. Clients also appreciate its ability ‘to take instructions in a wide range of areas with particular strength in commercial company and fraud disputes‘. Members regularly find themselves on the largest disputes to hit the market, such as  Autonomy Corporation v Lynch in which Richard Hill QC, Sharif Shivji QC and Tom Gentleman are all involved for various parties – the matter sits against a broader backdrop of multiple civil and criminal cases concerning HP’s takeover of Autonomy. George Bompas QC also achieved a notable decision on behalf of the appellant in the Supreme Court in Marex Financial Ltd v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia, a case re-examining the law on reflective loss.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

George Bompas QC4 Stone BuildingsGeorge is excellent in his advice and very creative.

4 Stone Buildings counts insolvency and restructuring matters among its core strengths and members include a number of the practice area’s leading silks a juniors at various stages in their careers. Jonathan Crow QC is increasingly brought in at the appellate stage of major insolvency-related cases, including Fakhry v Pagden, which involved the liquidation of a venture capital trust. George Bompas QC had a standout year, successfully defending several of the former directors of Kids Company (including former BBC creative director Alan Yentob) in disqualification proceedings, culminating in an 11-week trial at the Insolvency and Companies List of the Business and Property Courts. Recent silk Sharif Shivji QC is rapidly building a renowned practice in this area, and at the junior level, Tiran Nersessian and Christopher Harrison continue to impress.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

George Bompas QC4 Stone BuildingsA consummate advocate whose style is to engage in effective dialogue with the bench.