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Chambers of George Bompas QC

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 7907
DX:
385 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.4stonebuildings.com

Robert Miles QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Email:
4 Stone Buildings (Chambers of George Bompas QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in company and commercial litigation, corporate insolvency; commercial and financial fraud; banking; oil and gas. Among prominent cases: Autonomy; Ecclestone; Maxwell; the BCCI affair; Barings; Equitable Life; Lehman; Madoff; Greek, Irish and Icelandic banking crises.

Career

Called 1987, Lincoln’s Inn; called to the Bar of the BVI and to the Bars of Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Seychelles and the Isle of Man for specific cases; QC 2002; Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn; deputy high court judge.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR).

Education

Christ Church, Oxford (1984 BA; 1986 BCL).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings ‘ His cross-examination skills are measured and effective. ’

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

4 Stone Buildings houses a strong complement of highly experienced banking silks and juniors. The set can often be found on complex mandates, usually with an insolvency or regulatory bent. Notable cases included Singularis Holdings Limited v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited, in which Robert Miles QC and Andrew de Mestre QC represented the claimant, and Jonathan Crow QC the respondent. Richard Hill QC, Sharif Shivji and Alastair Tomson also represented the claimaint in Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin-Alpen before the DIFC.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Connects with the judge on the most difficult points. ’

Within: Commercial litigation

4 Stone Buildings has 'excellent barristers across the board' with 'very sharp minds combined with a user-friendly and commercially minded clerking team'. For some, the set is often the 'first-choice chambers for all commercial Chancery work' and boasts several superstar silks. Recent highlights include Autonomy Corporation v Dr Michael Lynch, in which Robert Miles QC, Richard Hill QC and Sharif Shivji are representing Dr Michael Lynch, and Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Limited and others.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings ‘ He is a leading silk at the company Bar. ’

Within: Company and partnership

A 'go-to set', 4 Stone Buildings covers all aspects of company law, including formations and dissolutions, M&A, corporate finance, regulatory issues, directors' duties, and shareholder rights. Autonomy Corporation v Michael Lynch (Hewlett Packard's litigation against the former CEO of Autonomy, over its $18bn acquisition of the company), continues to occupy a number of members, most notably Robert Miles QC and accomplished senior-junior Sharif Shivji. Gregory Denton-cox is another junior to note, with significant experience in shareholder and investor disputes. He is acting for a shareholder in a joint venture company incorporated in Singapore in arbitration and court proceedings against another shareholder regarding an option over the company's principal asset.

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Financial services regulation

Within: Leading Silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings ‘ He has a towering intellect and is an extremely persuasive advocate. ’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Did a terrific job and was enjoyable to work with. ’

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Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings ‘ He is a leading silk at the insolvency Bar. ’

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