Barry Isaacs QC QC 2011, Called to the Bar 1994

Barry specialises in insolvency and restructuring, banking and finance, commercial litigation and arbitration, and company law. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has particular expertise in cases of financial complexity. He often appears as an advocate or expert in overseas jurisdictions.

Barry has appeared in numerous substantial and high-profile cases in the Supreme Court/House of Lords (eg Lehman Brothers (Waterfall), Nortel (Expenses), Rubin/New Cap Reinsurance, Sigma Finance, Mainstream Properties, Three Rivers v Bank of England), in the Court of Appeal (eg Rosesilver v Paton, Woolworths, Davenham Trust, FKI v Stribog, Golden Key, Whistlejacket Capital, OT Computers), and at first instance, including several major trials and arbitrations.

Other recent cases of note include HSBC (ring-fencing scheme), Carillion, International Bank of Azerbaijan, Ve Interactive, Orion Insurance, Stemcor, APCOA Parking, MF Global, Punch Taverns, Travelodge, BTA Bank v Ablyazov, and AWAL Bank.

Recent cases in overseas jurisdictions include (in the Cayman Islands) Nord Anglia, China Branding, Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund, Eurasia Drilling, Homeinns Hotel Group, Pacific Harbor Asia Fund, CHC Group, Primeo Fund, FFC Fund, China Fishery Group, Sterling Macro Fund, Caledonian Bank; (in Bermuda) Lehman Re, Saab Financial (Bermuda), Millennium Asset Management, KIC; (in the British Virgin Islands) Kaupthing, Monarch Pointe Fund, Thema Fund; (in the Bahamas) British American Insurance; (in Hong Kong) Mongolian Mining Corporation; and (as an expert in proceedings in New York) Hellas Telecommunications v TPG, Mill Financial v Hicks, and Deutsche Bank v Serengeti.

Barry was named as Chambers and Partners Insolvency/Restructuring QC of the Year 2013. He is recommended in the Bar Guides as a leading silk in insolvency/restructuring; banking/finance; and company law. Barry is described as “one of the smartest and also nicest people you could ever hope to work with“, “he has a calm courtroom presence, which is devastatingly effective“, “at the top of his game“; “incredibly knowledgeable, insightful and commercial, practical and very user-friendly”; and “highly rated for his tremendous work rate, his exhaustive knowledge of insolvency law and his excellent client-facing skills“. Barry is highly recommended for structured finance, insurance and insolvency issues, for his expertise in company law, commercial litigation and banking and finance, and praised for his important work on cross-border insolvency.

 

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