Legal 500 EMEA 2024

4 Stone Buildings have been recognised as a Tier 1 set in the Commercial: English Bar in the Middle East category, where chambers is described as follows:

Internationally renowned for financial matters and commercial disputes, 4 Stone Buildings is ‘a great set with barristers having expertise in a wide range of subject matters and regularly collaborating with the DIFC courts.’ Chambers is equally at the forefront of matters before the AGDM courts, with Andrew Rose representing the defendant in NMC v Dubai Islamic Bank; the three-week trial in May 2023 saw the court reject the creditor’s claim on the grounds of UAE, ADGM and English law principles on the construction and ratification of contracts. Richard Hill KC is representing the defendant in Gate Mena DMCC v Tarabak Capital Investments, with an appeal pending in the DIFC Court of Appeal regarding breach of contract and duty in relation to cryptocurrency transactions. In Emirates NBD v Advanced Facilities Management, Edward Crossley acted for the appellants in a case concerning a $500m syndicated loan agreement, dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 1st of May 2023.

4 Stone Buildings is described as ‘Excellent Chambers. Responsive with great depth and expertise across all years of call‘.

Richard Hill KC- Tier 1
Sharif A. Shivji KC- Tier 1
Alastair Tomson- Tier 1
Joseph Wigley- Tier 2
Andrew Rose- Tier 2
Edward Crossley- Tier 2- ‘Edward is incredibly responsive and acutely bright. Great attention to detail and demonstrates judgment and nous that belies his years of call. A superstar in the making and certainly one to watch! He is my go to junior!’
Zara McGlone- Tier 2
Albert Sampson- Tier 2
Hossein Sharafi- Rising Star

Our senior clerking team are also recognised in this guide:

‘The clerks, guided by David Goddard, who is one of the best clerks, are extremely helpful and always willing to assist.’

‘The clerks are excellent and will find a way to make things work. David Goddard and Ben Lashmar are standouts!’

‘Ben Lashmar and Ryan Tunkel are responsive and are always available to assist and accommodate.’

‘The clerks are extremely helpful and are guided by David Goddard who is one of the best clerks.’