Financial Services (4 ranked)
Set, Band 2
4 Stone Buildings attracts high praise from market sources for the high calibre of its barristers. Members of the set are sought out for both contentious and purely advisory work by major financial institutions as well as associated individuals. They offer extensive experience representing clients in regulatory investigations and high-profile litigation, as well as appearing before disciplinary tribunals. The set is also noted for its complementary strengths in the arenas of commercial chancery and banking litigation. Members have recently acted on high-profile FMSA cases concerning company liabilities for account statements.
“The clerks always make themselves available to assist.”
“They’re always very responsive and helpful.”
Jonathan Crow KC, Band 1
Jonathan Crow KC is a major figure on the financial services scene thanks to his widely perceived excellence in written and courtroom advocacy, and his broad base of experience in commercial litigation and public law. He has appeared at all levels of the court system, including the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
George Bompas KC, Band 3
George Bompas KC has a comprehensive knowledge of the regulations, and particular experience working for international clients in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He is noted for his impressive advisory work in relation to the regulations governing insider dealing, market abuse, collective investment schemes and other matters.
Sharif Shivji KC, Band 3
Sharif Shivji KC’s background as a derivatives trader allows him to bring a wealth of direct and professional experience to his highly rated work advising on a range of domestic and international financial regulatory issues. He is also well regarded as an advocate and regularly appears before the Upper Tribunal. His client list includes high-profile investment banks, institutional investors and regulatory bodies.
Charles Marquand, Band 1
Charles Marquand is a highly regarded senior junior who is especially valued for his expertise in non-contentious advisory work acting for public and private clients in the financial services sector. He also handles contentious work, and shows impressive technical skill and an in-depth knowledge of regulations across the EU.
“Charles Marquand is excellent. He’s prompt, empathetic and provides highly technical yet readily comprehensible advice. Commercially, he’s quick to understand goals and is excellent at developing arguments to achieve this.”
“Charles is highly respected in advising on a breadth of complex matters as a result of his long experience.”