Roseanna Darcy Called to the Bar 2016

Roseanna has a broad practice across all of South Square’s areas of expertise, including insolvency and restructuring (both domestic and cross-border), commercial litigation, company law, and banking and financial services.

Roseanna regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and in the County Court. She has experience in making insolvency related applications, as well as applications under the Company Act 2006 and the Civil Procedure Rules, both on an urgent and non-urgent basis.

She has also acted as junior counsel to many of the silks in Chambers. Most recently, she successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal (led by Robin Dicker QC) in Etihad Airways PJSC v Prof. Dr. Lucas Flöther (on behalf of Air Berlin plc, in Administration)[2020] EWCA Civ 1707 (a jurisdiction challenge concerning the applicability of the Brussels Recast Regulation to asymmetric jurisdiction clauses).

In addition, Roseanna undertakes drafting and advisory work in all of Chambers’ core areas including on matters arising in other common law jurisdictions. Most recently she has advised on certain contractual claims arising in Jersey. Other recent instructions have seen Roseanna advise on the implications of Covid-19 and Brexit, as well as on the changes brought about by the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Roseanna is also often instructed on work without any insolvency element and she previously supported the Independent Third Party to address complaints from small business customer of RBS’s Global Restructuring Group.

Between February 2019 and September 2019 Roseanna undertook a secondment in the litigation department at Shearman & Sterling. Here she gained invaluable experience working on a variety of commercial disputes, including an expert determination of a $200 million closing account dispute in a M&A transaction, an arbitration of a multi-national construction dispute, competition law claims in the CAT, shareholder claims in a large-scale fraud, as well as a Part 8 claim involving issues of EU law and the nature of comfort letters.

Prior to joining Chambers, Roseanna obtained a First-Class Honours degree in History from King’s College London, and a Masters degree in Medieval History from Oxford University. During her undergraduate, Roseanna also spent 6-months at Auckland University in New Zealand. Roseanna is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and is a recipient of their most prestigious award, the Queen Mother Scholarship.


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