Quadrant Chambers Banking Review Champagne Reception

On 13th February 2020 we will be hosting a champagne reception followed by a review of the significant legal developments for banking practitioners over the previous 12 months.

This represents an ideal opportunity for those who practice in this area to be reminded of the key cases of the previous year and hear the views of three most senior practitioners on recent developments in the law.

The panel will also seek to identify any legal trends in the law and ask whether it has been overall a good or bad year for the sector.

Major cases that will be considered include: N v RBS [2019] EWHC 1770 (Comm); Singularis v Daiwa Capital [2019] 3 WLR 997; Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase Bank [2019] EWCA Civ 1641; and Marme Inversiones 2007 SL v NatWest Markets plc [2019] EWHC 366 (Comm).  The panel will also look forward to 2020 and ask what the future holds, including the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on 31st January 2020.

Venue: Library, Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AU

Timings: 6:00pm Champagne and Canapes; 6:30pm Banking Review; 7:30pm Q&A; 7:45pm Closing Remarks

Space is strictly limited and places will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis.

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Paul Downes QC

"He is a formidable advocate with a huge intellect." (Chambers & Partners 2020)

"Quite simply, in a league of his own." (Legal 500 2020)

Paul is recognised as a formidable advocate and cross-examiner who is presently instructed in some of the hardest fought pieces of commercial and banking litigation at the bar. The directories describe him as “incredibly astute”, “a terrific cross-examiner” and “brave and dogged”. His advocacy is likewise praised as “powerful”, “phenomenal” and “fearless”. Paul acts for West Ham United in their various disputes over the London Stadium (including having appeared for them in the Court of Appeal in West Ham v E20). Paul was leading counsel for the Claimant in N v RBS listed by The Lawyer magazine as one of the top 20 cases of 2019.

Before coming to the Bar, Paul worked for Barclays Bank and is an Associate of the Chartered Banker Institute. He also previously was appointed an assistant examiner for the Institute in banking law and accountancy. He is recommended as a leading silk for banking & finance and commercial dispute resolution in Chambers & Partners UK Bar and for Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services and Fraud: Civil in Legal 500.

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Stewart Chirnside

Stewart specialises in commercial litigation, including banking and finance, commercial fraud, professional negligence, property damage and product liability. Stewart is recommended in Legal 500 as a leading junior in the fields of Banking and Finance, Financial Services and Professional Negligence and in Chambers & Partners UK Bar as a leading junior for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Described in legal directories as having “courtroom gravitas well beyond his years”, he has also been praised for having “an amazing work ethic, a client-friendly approach and excellent advocacy skills”. He has also been described as “immensely intelligent” and “a fantastic advocate who is always meticulously prepared”.

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Gerard McMeel*

Gerard is the Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Manchester, where he teaches commercial law and banking law subjects, having previously been a Professor of Law at the University of Bristol, and is a prolific legal author. He has held visiting positions at Duke University, Tel-Aviv University, the University of South Carolina, Hong Kong University and Singapore Management University.
As a Barrister Gerard practises in the commercial and financial spheres, with a particular focus on banking and financial services litigation. Gerard’s commercial practice regularly includes advising on the meaning and effect of contractual terms and boilerplate clauses. He has expertise in commercial fraud, and a particular interest in unjust enrichment and restitution. His financial services practice involves acting for life offices, general insurance companies, trust companies, financial advisers and investors, especially high net worth individuals. It includes investor claims, disputes involving networks of IFAs and between product providers and appointed representatives and regulatory and disciplinary work in respect of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

* successful in the 2020 silk application

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