AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Oliver joined Kings Chambers following a career as an employed barrister in international firms in London, Singapore and Tokyo. He acts in all areas covered by the Business and Property Team and has particular experience of arbitration, general commercial, construction and engineering, fraud, insolvency, post-M&A and joint venture matters.
Year of call: 2010
Oliver has extensive experience of arbitration both in self-employed practice and from the six years spent at the Employed Bar in leading international firms in London, Singapore and Tokyo. He has acted in commercial arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and JCAA institutional rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations in a wide range of fields including construction, mining, oil and gas, automotive and real estate investment sectors.
Since joining chambers, Oliver has continued to accept instructions in both commercial and construction arbitration work and arbitration-related litigation. Recent matters include:
Oliver’s commercial arbitration experience (at the Employed Bar) includes:
Oliver also has experience of investor-state arbitration, including:
Oliver is experienced in a broad range of commercial dispute resolution matters including general commercial contract disputes; deceit and misrepresentation; sale and carriage of goods (by road, air and sea); letters of credit; breach of warranty and other post-SPA disputes, joint ventures, distributorship, guarantees and performance bonds and bailment.
His practice is particularly focused on inter-shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions and contractual and other disputes between companies and senior employees.
Recent instructions include:
See also Oliver's Arbitration profile here.
Oliver acts in all areas of construction, engineering and IT law, including TCC litigation, arbitration, adjudications and adjudication enforcement proceedings.
During his time at the Employed Bar, Oliver acted in a range of construction disputes of high value and technical complexity, with a particular focus on the mining, oil and gas and power sectors. Highlights include:
Oliver practices in all areas of insolvency law, including:
Oliver also has experience of insolvency practitioner regulation matters. Representative instructions include:
Oliver acts in professional negligence disputes, primarily involving lawyers and construction professionals.
His recent experience involving lawyers’ negligence includes:
Recent construction-related professional negligence instructions include:
Oliver’s property practice is focused on commercial landlord and tenant, land-related torts and right-of-way disputes. Representative instructions include advice and representation in the following matters:
Banking & Finance
Oliver has experience of banking and financial services matters, both contentious and non-contentious, including:
Oliver’s practice as an employed barrister was almost exclusively in cross-border matters. In addition to his extensive experience in international arbitration, he has advised on governing law and jurisdictional issues as well as matters of strategy where proceedings are being pursued in multiple jurisdictions.
Having lived and worked in Tokyo for five years, he has particular experience of working with Japanese clients. He speaks and writes fluent Japanese and is happy to accept instructions in the language.
Common law and consumer
Oliver also undertakes common law with a property or land-related element and consumer contract and consumer credit work. Recent instructions include:
BA Jurisprudence (Law with Law Studies in Europe), First from Balliol College, University of Oxford 2002-2006
Bar Vocational Course 2006-2007, Very Competent from Manchester Metropolitan University
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