Company & Partnership

A ‘go-to set’, 4 Stone Buildings covers all aspects of company law, including formations and dissolutions, M&A, corporate finance, regulatory issues, directors’ duties, and shareholder rights. Autonomy Corporation v Michael Lynch (Hewlett Packard’s litigation against the former CEO of Autonomy, over its $18bn acquisition of the company), continues to occupy a number of members, most notably Robert Miles QC and accomplished senior-junior Sharif Shivji. Gregory Denton-cox is another junior to note, with significant experience in shareholder and investor disputes. He is acting for a shareholder in a joint venture company incorporated in Singapore in arbitration and court proceedings against another shareholder regarding an option over the company’s principal asset.

George Bompas QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is calm and brilliant.’
Ranked: Tier 1

John Brisby QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is a seasoned litigator with a good strategic sense.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘One of the Bar’s “super silks”.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Hill QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is an extremely hardworking and energetic QC.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Robert Miles QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is a leading silk at the company Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew de Mestre – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Drafts beautifully and works seriously hard.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher Harrison – 4 Stone Buildings ‘His studied, cerebral manner conceals a hard edge to his approach.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Paul Greenwood – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is excellent with the client, meticulous on the detail, and a pleasure to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Anna Markham – 4 Stone Buildings ‘She is very knowledgeable, experienced and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5

Hermann Boeddinghaus – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is a very commercial and pragmatic barrister who is personable and easy to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Gregory Denton-Cox – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is excellent at breaking down difficult concepts for general consumption.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Sharif Shivji – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Great to work with, is focused, well prepared and excellent to have on your side.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Tiran Nersessian – 4 Stone Buildings ‘His advice is always commercial and pragmatic.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Alastair Tomson – 4 Stone Buildings ‘His cross-examination is brilliant and he is very good on his feet.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Tom Gentleman – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is excellent to deal with, able to handle multiple work streams and deliver quality work product consistently.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Alexander Cook – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is knowledgeable, responsive and very easy to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 4

James Knott – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is very approachable and responsive, and quick-thinking, and decisively clear in his advice.’
Ranked: Tier 4