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Tiran Nersessian

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4 Stone Buildings (Chambers of George Bompas QC)


Commercial litigation and advice: particularly extensive litigation experience in corporate and personal insolvency, directors’ disqualification and civil fraud. Reported cases: Armstrong-Emery [2019] EWHC 578 – directors disqualification; Re Leitzbach [2018] EWHC 1544 – bankruptcy, insolvency regulations; Botleigh Grange v HMRC [2018] EWCA Civ 1032 – Cross claims/consent orders; Genz Holdings [2018] EWHC 2091 – Foreign convictions, disqualification; A&M Access Ltd [2017] EWHC 2756 – Liquidators, personal costs; CFL Finance Ltd v Rubin [2017] BPIR 336 – IVAs, material prejudice; Brooks v Armstrong [2017] BCC 61 – Wrongful trading appeal; Botleigh Grange Ltd v HMRC [2016] EWHC 3081 - Winding up, cross-claims; Re Kombinat Aluminjuma Podgorica AD (in Bankruptcy) [2016] 1 BCLC 311 - Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, arbitration; Walker v NatWest [2016] BCC 355 – Financial Misselling, administrators’ powers and duties; Allfiled UK Ltd v Eltis [2016] FSR 11 – Injunction, breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy; Brooks v Armstrong [2015] BCC 661 – Wrongful trading, directors’ duties; Re a Company [2014] EWHC 3925 (Ch) – objectionable trading practices, damage to company reputation/finances; Re RD Industries Ltd [2014] EWHC 2844 (Ch) – corporate factoring arrangements, directors’ disqualification; Secretary of State v Feld [2014] 1 WLR 3396 – interpretation of court judgments/orders; NCA v Surin [2013] EWHC 3784 (QB) - Freezing orders, fraud; HMRC v Sunico [2014] EWCA Civ 1108 - unlawful means conspiracy, MTIC Fraud; Sykes and Sons Ltd [2013] Bus LR 106 - advertisement of petition, costs; Rubin v Coote [2011] BCC 596 - liquidator, sanction of compromise; HMRC v Earley [2011] BPIR 1590 - IVA, jurisdiction; Abernethy v Hotbed Ltd [2011] BPIR 1547 - guarantees; Re Hagemeister [2010] BPIR 1093 - cross-border insolvency; BA Peters [2010] 1 BCLC 110 - competing trust claims.


Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown A Panel (formerly B Panel 2011-2016 and C Panel 2006-2011).


Armenian (fluent)




Jesus College, Oxford (2001 MA Hons Jurisprudence); Inns of Court School of Law (2002 Bar Vocational Course – very competent). Viscount Sankey Scholar at Jesus College; Lord Denning and Hardwicke Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn.


Sports particularly tennis, basketball, football.

London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading juniors

Tiran Nersessian - 4 Stone BuildingsHis advice is always commercial and pragmatic.

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Within: Leading Juniors

Tiran Nersessian - 4 Stone BuildingsHe is a very knowledgeable counsel who has the Insolvency Rules at his fingertips and is practical in the advice which he gives.

Within: Insolvency

4 Stone Buildings' members have developed strong practices in insolvency and restructuring work, including representations of the UK government. Jonathan Crow QC recently appeared in PST v OW Bunker; a major case for the shipping industry that raised issues including the application of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to any contracts which include a retention of title clause and a licence to consume. Tiran Nersessian is also recommended, and has a broad practice of private and government instructions, including acting as sole counsel to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs before the Court of Appeal in Botleigh Grange v HMRCAndrew de Mestre QC took silk in 2019 and recently acted for the liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications. Meanwhile, Sharif Shivji acted for the claimants, the liquidators of various BVI companies, in Stephen Akers v Deutsche Bank AG, winning a €200m settlement for the clients following accusations that Deutsche Bank sold toxic and complex credit derivative instruments.

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