George Bompas KC

George Bompas KC

Call 1975 / Silk 1994


George Bompas has great experience, having acted over the years in many of the major corporate matters of public interest in the UK. Nevertheless he is approachable, versatile and a good problem solver. He is described in Chambers UK Guide as “brilliant at everything” and “an extremely measured advocate who is lightning-fast at grasping all the implications of a case.” The summary continues, “Interviewees describe him as ‘deceptively lethal – in cross-examination he can totally annihilate a witness whilst never being anything less than courteous. Out of court [he] has a large advisory practice and is ‘someone whom solicitors go to in order to stress-test solutions”. He has also acted in major arbitrations and sits as an arbitrator.

George Bompas is listed by Chambers UK as one of the leading Silks in Chancery/Commercial, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Company, Financial Services and Reconstruction/Insolvency; and by the Legal 500 as one of the Leading Silks in Commercial Litigation, Company and Insolvency.

Other information

  • Cases of Interest
    • Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja Garcia [2021] AC 39 (Supreme Court – 7 Panel Hearing] (reflective loss: whether creditor’s claims barred)
    • Candey v Bosheh [2022] 4 WLR 84, CA (contract)
    • Tribe v Elborne Mitchell [2022] EWHC 1967 and [2021] EWHC 1863 (LLP, accounting and decision-making)
    • Re Keeping Kids Company [2021] EWHC 175 (directors’ disqualification)
    • Re Nord Anglia Education, Inc [Cayman Islands Grand Court, Financial Services Division] (share valuation in company takeover appraisal proceedings)
    • Realm Therapeutics plc [2019] EWHC 2080 (contested scheme of arrangement)
    • Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair [2019] 1 WLR 3375, CA (solicitors’ lien)
    • Re Fourfront Group Ltd [2019] EWHC 3318 (directors’ disqualification)
    • Global Gaming Ventures (Group) Ltd v Global Gaming Ventures (Holdings) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 68 (receivership & injunction)
    • Evans v Jones [2017] Ch 1, CA (insolvency: dividends & preferences)
    • Ahmed v Saba [DIFC Court of First Instance, 23 Jan 2017] (derivative proceedings)
    • MF Global UK Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 569 (insolvency: implied contract)
    • Polonskiy v Dobrovinsky [2016] EWHC 1114 & 1687 (Ch) (civil procedure: stay of proceedings)
    • Edgworth Capital v Ramblas [2016] EWCA Civ 412 (loan agreement, contract terms, penalties)
  • Career & Appointments
    • Judge of Courts of Appeal of Guernsey & Jersey
    • Junior Counsel (Chancery) to the Department of Trade and Industry (1989-94)
    • Deputy High Court Judge
  • Foreign Jurisdictions

    Called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and the Bar in the DIFC Court, Dubai; and for specific cases, to the Bars of Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands. In these jurisdictions he has appeared in complex, high value and important cases.

    George Bompas has given expert evidence / opinions for use in foreign jurisdictions, including in the USA, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. Cases of note are Carlyle (Phelps v Stomber; Judge Amy Jackson, US District Court for the District of Columbia – financial services and prospectuses); Faifield Sentry (Re Fairfield Sentry Ltd; Judge Bernstein, US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York); and Kingate (Re Kingate Management Ltd; Judge Deborah Betts, US District Court for the Southern District of New York).

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