Our clients operate in a global marketplace. An increasingly common feature of our work is the prevalence of cross-border contentious and advisory work in relation to corporate and commercial disputes and international trusts and funds. In this context, we are able to offer our clients the benefit of substantial experience and long-established connections in many overseas jurisdictions, particularly in the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Recently members of Chambers have also been active in the emerging markets in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South East Asia and Africa. Such work has included not only advice and litigation but also drafting legislation.
Insolvency work also has an increasingly international element. Cases can raise a multitude of problems, such as determining a party’s centre of main interests or the collective distribution of assets in different jurisdictions. We are accustomed to acting in cases which raise issues of foreign law or invoke foreign insolvency regimes (such as the US Bankruptcy Code) as well as working alongside foreign lawyers and officeholders. Our members also have experience of multi-jurisdictional issues arising under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, section 426 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and the common law.
With all these international aspects to our work, many members of Chambers have been called to the local Bar of numerous overseas jurisdictions, both ad hoc and on a permanent basis.