Year of call: 2012

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Anthony’s practice spans a variety of commercial work, including banking, civil fraud, company and insolvency cases.  He has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the main Rolls Building courts, in matters ranging from interim injunctions to multi-day trials.  He has worked with leaders such as Andrew Sutcliffe QC, Adrian Beltrami QC, Paul Lowenstein QC and Matthew Hardwick QC.  He takes a practical approach to both litigation and advice, and works closely with his instructing solicitors to deliver an effective service for clients.

Before coming to the Bar, Anthony spent seven years as a research analyst at Deutsche Bank, specialising in merger arbitrage and equity derivatives.

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Legal experience and significant cases

Banking, including retail, commercial and investment banking, particularly mortgages and corporate charges, guarantees, consumer credit, credit-reference agencies, bills of exchange, sale-and-purchase agreements, bond issues and ISDA Master Agreements.

  • Acting as sole junior (led by Andrew Sutcliffe QC) in a Commercial-Court dispute between hedge-fund managers involving an allegedly fraudulent SPA.
  • Appeared as sole counsel for a lender in a four-day trial of a mortgage-possession claim raising points of consumer-credit law.

Financial-services regulation, particularly misselling of swaps, investments, pensions, mortgages and PPI, and professional conduct.

  • Assisted a major bank with the quantum element of the FCA Review, and assisted in the ‘skilled person’ review of another major bank.
  • Advised a variety of banks and customers on the merits and quantum of misselling claims.

Civil fraud and conspiracy.

  • Acting as part of the counsel team (led by Adrian Beltrami QC and James MacDonald) for Grant Thornton UK LLP in the multi-billion-pound conspiracy claims brought by Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz in the Commercial Court.
  • Drafted a 24-page Defence to an international-fraud claim in the Queen’s Bench Division.

Commercial contracts, particularly sale of goods, factoring and settlements.

  • Appeared as sole counsel in a three-day Chancery trial of a £6 million claim resulting from the settlement of a fraud dispute.
  • Acted as sole counsel in a $2.5 million LCIA arbitration regarding the factoring of international-trade receivables.
  • Acted for the buyer of an expensive aquarium in a dispute in the London Mercantile Court.

Insolvency, both individual and corporate, particularly statutory demands, applications under the Insolvency Act 1986, and actions involving insolvent companies.

  • Appeared for the debtor in a Chancery appeal against the dismissal of a bankruptcy petition: HMRC v Freitas [2016] EWHC 1433 (Ch).
  • Acted as sole junior (led by John Odgers QC) in a Chancery dispute about the ownership of an insolvent company.

Company and partnership disputes.

  • Appeared as sole counsel in a four-day Chancery trial concerning a partnership dispute.
  • Drafted a 24-page Defence in a directors’-duties claim relating to an alleged international investment-fraud.

Professional negligence by investment managers, auditors, valuers and solicitors.

  • Advised investors on a potential negligence claim against an investment manager.

Important procedural matters, particularly injunctions, summary judgment, third-party debt orders, international enforcement and appeals.

  • Drafted Grounds of Appeal and a 12-page Skeleton Argument for an appeal to the Court of Appeal.
  • Appeared as sole counsel in a Queen’s Bench appeal against the registration of a foreign judgment: Reeve v Plummer [2014] EWHC 4695 (QB), [2015] ILPr 19.
  • Appeared as sole counsel in a Chancery appeal against the making of a third-party debt order: Mizrahi v Preferred Mortgages Ltd [2014] EWHC 4815 (Ch).

Banking experience

Director in Deutsche Bank’s Equity Derivatives Strategy Group.

  • Advised on investments in mergers and other special situations.
  • Worked on the valuation of derivatives (including a peer-reviewed article for Risk magazine).
  • Twice voted a top-ranked analyst in Institutional Investor’s All-Europe Research Team surveys.
  • Received the internationally recognised ‘Chartered Financial Analyst’ Charter.

LLB (Nottingham Trent University) - First Class Honours (2012)

GDL (City University) - Distinction, second in year (2011)

MMath (Trinity College, Cambridge) - Distinction (1999)

MA Mathematics (Trinity College, Cambridge) - First Class Honours (1998)

Hardwicke Award; Lord Brougham, Lord Mansfield and Levitt Scholarships (Lincoln's Inn, 2010-12)

Times Law Awards, first prize (2011)

Senior scholarship (Trinity College, Cambridge, 1997)

  • Paget’s Law of Banking (14th ed) – contributor to chapters on Protecting and Disclosing Information, and Lien and Set-Off
  • Banking group companies: which entities are caught by the Special Resolution Regime?  (2015) 30 Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 97
  • Practical steps to avoid claims for misselling financial products, Practical Law, 22 April 2016


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