Legal 500 UK Bar, 2021

4 Stone Buildings is a ‘small set which punches above its weight’ in this space, with members instructed in complex company law cases worldwide. Jonathan Crow QC is a regular before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, having represented the appellants in the Maso Capital v Shanda Games case concerning the Caymanian law on the valuation of minority shareholdings, and the corporate defendants in Livingston Properties v JSC MMC Eurochem, a case with issues as to if Russia or the BVI is forum conveniens. In more exotic jurisdictions, Crow QC, Hermann Boeddinghaus and Alexander Cook represent the widow of Malaysian timber magnate Wong Kie Nai in a multi-jurisdictional dispute in jurisdictions as diverse as Sarawak and Papua New Guinea as well as the BVI. In addition, Boeddinghaus represents a company controlled by Isabel Dos Santos in BVI proceedings in the wake of an arbitration between shareholders of Unitel, Angola’s largest mobile network.

  • Jonathan Crow QC (Tier 1 Leading silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘A supreme advocate and the go-to QC in times of trouble.’
  • George Bompas QC (Tier 2 Leading silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘I cannot speak highly enough. He was accessible, constructive and a good team player. He gave the, completely accurate, impression that he had ‘been there and one it’.’
  • Orlando Fraser QC (Tier 4 Leading silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘An outstanding practitioner.’
  • Hermann Boeddinghaus (Tier 3 Leading juniors) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Hermann is a very commercial and pragmatic barrister who is personable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him’