Quadrant Chambers one of the most recommended sets in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018

Thu, 30 November, 2017

We are delighted to have been one of the most recommended sets in the latest edition of the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Guide. We have 13 new rankings, bringing us to 18 silk and 15 junior recommendations across the commercial, energy and shipping practice areas.  

Quadrant Chambers is ‘highly regarded for shipping and insurance matters, with members who are exceptionally knowledgeable, user-friendly and supportive in complex cases’. Although best known in the shipping space, it also handles a range of commercial disputes. The joint senior clerks ‘provide a reliable and helpful service throughout’: Gary Ventura is ‘standout’ and Simon Slattery is also ‘particularly good’.

The English Bar - Commercial

Quadrant Chambers is ‘equipped with highly experienced commodities barristers, both senior and junior, so can provide an all-round service’. Members have expertise across ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ commodities work, as well as other commercial matters.

Luke Parsons QC - ‘He appears in heavyweight commodities cases’.

Paul Toms - ‘He appears in commodities disputes’.

The English Bar - Energy

Quadrant Chambers has a number of members involved in oil rig construction cases, as well as energy commodity matters and London litigation surrounding the enforcement of arbitral awards. Luke Parsons QC represents TMT Asia in its long-running dispute with BHP Billiton regarding energy transportation.

Luke Parsons QC - ‘Instructed in disputes at the interface of shipping, commodities and energy.’

Lionel Persey QC - ‘He is super-efficient, straightforward and very strong on the analysis of complex cases.’

Simon Rainey QC - ‘A first-choice QC for the very complicated cases.’

Nigel Cooper QC - ‘Instructed in oil rig building disputes.’

James Turner QC - ‘A popular choice for offshore vessel construction cases.’

Chris Smith - ‘He is outstanding in his legal analysis and presentation of cases before tribunals.’

The English Bar - Shipping

Quadrant Chambers is ‘well known as one of the leading maritime sets in London’. It handles a range of dry shipping work as well as being ‘particularly strong in admiralty matters’. Simon Rainey QC and Andrew Leung are instructed to represent a Malaysian party in a charterparty dispute regarding the closure of an iron ore mine after a dam in Minas Gerais collapsed in 2015.

Luke Parsons QC - ‘He appears in multi-faceted matters spanning litigation and arbitration.’

Lionel Persey QC - ‘A pleasure to work with: considered, thorough and extremely user-friendly.’

Simon Rainey QC - ‘He is a gift to the Bar – he can always think a few steps ahead and understands both the legal and commercial perspectives.’

Simon Kverndal QC - ‘His knowledge of shipping law is excellent – he provides prompt responses on complex issues.’

Nigel Jacobs QC - ‘His work includes shipping and commodities arbitrations across Asia.’

Simon Croall QC - ‘He approaches his cases methodically and with clear thinking.’

Nigel Cooper QC - ‘He appears in dry and wet shipping cases.’

Robert Thomas QC - ‘His work ranges from charterparty disputes through to unusual vessel construction.’

Chirag Karia QC - ‘His work includes a range of chartering and award enforcement matters.’

James Turner QC - ‘He provides clear and authoritative advice’.

Michael Davey QC - ‘His work spans shipping and commodities.’

Michael Nolan QC - ‘His work includes wet shipping matters.’

Nevil Phillips - ‘User-friendly, innovative, proactive, and the best advocate money can buy.’

Thomas Macey-Dare - ‘A dry and wet shipping junior, also admitted in New York.’

Stewart Buckingham - ‘Involved in cases regarding some of the world’s most challenging jurisdictions.’

Chris Smith - ‘He is often the equal of silks on the other side.’

Caroline Pounds - ‘She is incredibly thorough and immerses herself in the details of complex cases.’

Paul Toms - ‘He regularly represents Chinese shipyards.’

Paul Henton - ‘His work covers shipping and commodities.’

Gemma Morgan - ‘She is led by top silks in challenging shipbuilding cases.’

David Walsh - ‘He appears for Asian ship financiers, charterers and builders in London and Hong Kong arbitrations.’

Natalie Moore - ‘She appears in charterparty and cargo claims.’

Benjamin Coffer - ‘He appears in cases concerning cargos and charter parties.’

Henry Ellis - ‘A shipping junior with experience in Singapore arbitrations.’

Andrew Leung - ‘Excellent on detail, strategy and responsiveness.’