South Square News
R3 2018 Annual Conference
Gabriel Moss QC, Mark Phillips QC, John Briggs and Madeleine Jones recently attended and spoke at the R3 2018 Annual Conference “Shaping the Agenda” at Vilamoura, Portugal on 23 to 25 May.
AHAB V SICL
Michael Crystal QC, Mark Phillips QC and Marcus Haywood of South Square, assisted from London by Andrew Shaw, have successfully represented Saad Investments Company Limited (“SICL”) and Singularis Holdings Limited (“Singularis”), in their defence of claims for in excess of US$4 billion brought against them by Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company (“AHAB”) in the Cayman Islands.
South Square supports the 2018 London Legal Walk
On Monday 21 May, a team from South Square participated in the London Legal Walk.
South Square named in Who's Who Legal as Thought Leaders in Restructuring & Insolvency.
South Square is pleased to announce that Gabriel Moss QC, Robin Dicker QC, William Trower QC and Richard Fisher have been selected from South Square to appear in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders in Restructuring & Insolvency.
Carillion Joint Inquiry: South Square selected to provide Specialist Advisers to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee and Business Select Committee.
Gabriel Moss QC and Hannah Thornley have been selected to advise the Work and Pensions Select Committee and Business Select Committee as they embark on their inquiry into the collapse of Carillion.
Antony Zacaroli QC appointed High Court Judge
South Square Success at Chambers UK Bar Awards
South Square is delighted to announce that Chambers has been named as Company/Insolvency Set of the Year 2017.
New Heads of Chambers
We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Alexander QC and Mark Arnold QC as Joint Heads of Chambers from 1 October 2017.
Gabriel Moss QC named as England's 2018 Thought Leader
South Square is pleased to announce that Who’s Who Legal has named Gabriel Moss QC as England’s 2018 Thought Leader (Barrister) in Restructuring & Insolvency.
Sarah Worthington QC appointed Deputy High Court Judge
South Square is delighted to announce that Sarah Worthington QC, Downing Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge, and an academic member of Chambers, has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.
Judgment handed down in Waterfall I Application
The Supreme Court today handed down judgment in the Lehman Brothers Waterfall I Appeal.
Michael Crystal Senior Q.C. awarded the Outstanding Contributions Award
South Square is pleased to announce that Michael Crystal QC has been awarded the Outstanding Contributions Award by the International Insolvency Institute (III).
South Square wins Chambers UK Bar Award
We are delighted to announce that South Square was named Company/Insolvency Set of the Year 2016.
Robin Dicker QC wins Legal 500 Bar Award
Two new tenants join South Square
New Member - Riz Mokal
South Square nominated for three Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016
South Square is pleased to have been nominated in three categories for the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016.
Richard Adkins QC
It is with great sadness, and a profound sense of loss, that South Square announces the death of Richard Adkins QC.
South Square barristers appointed specialist legal advisers in relation to BHS inquiry
South Square participating in London Legal Walk 2016
South Square Members and staff are delighted to be taking part in the annual London Legal Walk which will be taking place on Monday 16 May 2016.
Tom Smith QC and Stephen Robins recognised in GRR 40 under 40
Gabriel Moss QC appointed a Distinguished Friend of Oxford
Robin Dicker QC appointed Deputy High Court Judge
New Silk - Daniel Bayfield
South Square welcomes new tenant Ryan Perkins
South Square is pleased to welcome Ryan Perkins, who commences his tenancy with Chambers today on successful completion of pupillage.
South Square nominated at Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Bar Awards 2015
South Square is pleased to have been nominated in five categories at the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Bar Awards 2015.
Antony Zacaroli QC to speak at Pinsent Masons Restructuring & Insolvency Conference
Mark Arnold QC to speak at INSOL Europe Annual Congress
South Square Digest - August Issue Out
Richard Sheldon QC retires from South Square
Richard Sheldon QC retired from the Bar, and as a full member of Chambers, on 31 July 2015. He will now become an Associate Member of South Square.
Glen Davis QC and Felicity Toube QC appointed to INSOL International College of Mediation (IICM) Panel
The future of cross-border insolvency - research findings published
With recent high-profile decisions in mind, including the Privy Council in Saad Invtestments and Singularis, South Square in collaboration with Grant Thornton have carried out a survey polling the views of the international insolvency community on dealing with insolvencies across different common law jurisdictions. Lawyers and other experts from 50 leading organisations across 12 jurisdictions have taken part in the research.
Lucy Frazer QC elected MP
Lucy Frazer QC has been elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire, winning the seat with 28,845 votes - a 48.5% share of all votes cast and increasing the majority by more than 10,000 to secure an overall majority of 16,837.
South Square Digest - June Issue Out
South Square at the 2015 London Legal Walk
South Square was delighted to participate in the London Legal Walk 2015 alongside more than 9,000 fellow walkers from city law firms and other legal institutions.
Glen Davis QC Appointed to Guernsey Financial Services Commission's expert panel
Felicity Toube QC joins accredited mediators at South Square
South Square Digest - February Issue Out
The February 2015 issue of the South Square Digest - our quarterly publication providing a review of news, cases and articles from South Square barristers - is now available.
This issue includes a special feature on INSOL San Francisco ahead of next month's conference. Stephen Robins examines cross-border transaction avoidance at common law following the Privy Council's decision in Singularis. There is also an article by Mark Arnold QC on directors' duties in the zone of insolvency, and William Willson discusses the liability of administrators for economic torts.
South Square ranked in The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2015
South Square is pleased to feature in The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2015, published online today.
Chambers provides 12 barristers in Re Lehman Brothers International (Europe): "Waterfall II", filling all of the counsel spots in The Lawyer's top-ranked case.
South Square Digest - November Issue Out
The November 2014 issue of the South Square Digest - our quarterly publication providing a review of news, cases and articles from South Square barristers - is now available.
In this issue, Mark Phillips QC offers his views on the UNCITRAL Model Law, Simon Mortimore QC examines the stark difference of judicial opinion in the Eclairs case, Joanna Perkins discusses the reform of financial benchmarks and their evolution as reference rates for standard form contracts, and Gabriel Moss QC provides a Euroland update.
Tom Smith QC Joins INSOL Quadrennial Conference Technical Committee
South Square Joins INSOL International's G36
Winners at the Legal 500 2014 UK Bar Awards
South Square has been awarded Insolvency Set of the Year in the Legal 500 UK 2014 Bar Awards.
Winners at the Chambers Bar Awards 2014
We are delighted to announce that South Square was named Insolvency/Corporate Restructuring Set of the Year at last night's awards ceremony. Adam Al-Attar received Junior of the Year in Insolvency/Corporate Restructuring.
Robin Knowles CBE QC Appointed High Court Judge
South Square is pleased to announce that Robin Knowles CBE QC is to be appointed as a High Court Judge to sit in the Queen's Bench Division. He will take up his new appointment as of 1 October 2014.
Robin has practised in commercial, financial and business law from South Square throughout his career. Recent cases in court have included New Cap Re (in the Supreme Court), Barclays v Unicredit (in the Court of Appeal) and Re Salti; JP Morgan (in the Commercial Court). His advisory practice includes regulatory, governance and conduct issues.
South Square Digest - August Issue Out
The August 2014 issue of the South Square Digest - our quarterly publication providing a regular review of news, cases and articles from South Square barristers - is now available.
This August issue has a special focus on Bermuda, with guest contributions from Robin Mayor of Conyers Dill and Pearman, Kiernan Bell of Appleby, Alex Potts of Sedgwick Chudleigh, and Andrew Martin of MJM.
South Square and Mourant Ozannes Litigation Forum 2014
South Square is proud to be hosting a Litigation Forum in London on 11 September 2014, in conjunction with Mourant Ozannes.
Discussion topics will include the impact of the Lehman Brothers collapse on international banking law, the Madoff Trustee clawback litigation and the consequences of Judge Rakoff’s judgments, and recent insolvency developments in key offshore jurisdictions.
The Forum will be addressed by keynote guest speaker Hon. James Peck, global co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group, who presided over the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Two New Tenants Join South Square
South Square is delighted to announce that Robert Amey and Andrew Shaw will be joining us as tenants with effect from 1 October 2014.
South Square Digest - May Issue Out
The May 2014 issue of the South Square Digest - our quarterly publication providing a regular review of news, cases and articles from South Square barristers - is now available.
This May issue has a special focus on East Asia and includes contributions from Hilary Stonefrost on bank insolvency regimes, Tom Smith QC on the case against Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, a review of the Games Station judgment by Hannah Thornley, and a report from Simon Mortimore QC on government proposals to enhance corporate transparency.
South Square at the R3 Annual Conference
South Square will be at the R3 Annual Conference in Vilamoura, Portugal on 14-16 May 2014.
Glen Davis QC and Hilary Stonefrost are on the speaker panel and will be reviewing the latest legal developments in personal and corporate insolvency. Mark Phillips QC and Mark Arnold QC will also be in attendance at R3's flagship event.
If you would like to meet up with any of our members in Vilamoura, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Square at the ILA Annual Conference
South Square has a number of members confirmed to speak at the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (ILA) Annual Conference in Oxford on 22 March.
William Trower QC and Barry Isaacs QC will address delegates on the recent challenges presented by the Lehman waterfall decision, Mark Phillips QC will discuss the issue of pre-packs, and Felicity Toube QC – also a speaker at the Academic Forum on 21 March - will chair a panel debate on the harmonisation of insolvency laws across the EU. Tom Smith QC and Georgina Peters are also attending.
If you would like to contact any of our members at, or in advance of, the conference, please contact email@example.com.
South Square at INSOL HK 2014
South Square will be out in force at the INSOL 2014 Annual Conference in Hong Kong, 23-26 March.
Nine members of Chambers – Michael Crystal QC, Fidelis Oditah QC, David Alexander QC, Antony Zacaroli QC, Glen Davis QC, Tom Smith QC, Marcus Haywood, William Willson and Matthew Abraham – will be at INSOL conference in Kowloon. Academic and associate members Professor Ian Fletcher QC and Roxanne Ismail SC will also be attending.
Glen Davies QC and Professor Ian Fletcher will be speaking at this year’s conference.
Two New Silks - David Allison and Tom Smith
Commenting on the news, Chambers Director Ron Barclay-Smith says: “These appointments are thoroughly well deserved and we are all very proud of David and Tom. They are both outstanding members of Chambers with an impressive domestic and international practice. This is also great news for South Square, showing the calibre of our members, as well as for them as individuals in progressing their successful career with us."
Joanna Perkins to Chair Oversight Committee of IBA
The Chambers UK 100 - Top 100 Barristers
Winners at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2013
South Square recommended as a top-tier set in Insolvency again
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 has once again recommended South Square as a top-tier set in Insolvency. Eighteen of our 21 QCs are listed in the “Leading Silks” list and 11 barristers are listed in the “Leading Juniors” list.
South Square has also been recommended as a leading set in Banking and Finance (including Consumer Credit), Commercial Litigation and Company and Partnership, having moved to Tier 2 from Tier 3 in these practice areas. South Square’s ranking in Fraud: Civil remains unchanged at Tier 3 and we have also, for the first time, been recommended in the Insurance and Reinsurance category.
INSOL 2013 - Ninth World Congress - The Hague
South Square was in force at this year’s INSOL Quadrennial Conference in the Hague, sponsoring breakfast in the World Forum Foyer and exhibiting throughout the conference. Members attending included William Trower QC, Antony Zacaroli QC, Glen Davis QC and John Briggs. Felicity Toube QC also attended and was a panel speaker in the plenary session on the Criminal Elements of Restructuring.
Aside from the valuable opportunity of discussing key topics of the day with peers, renewing old friendships and developing new ones, a major highlight was the presentation of the Scroll of Honour to Professor Ian Fletcher QC (Hons) for his outstanding work and commitment to INSOL – a richly deserved award.