Roseanna DarcyCalled 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 appearing in insolvency, company and civil procedure applications, both on an urgent and non-urgent basis.
In addition, Roseanna often appears led in both the High Court and Court of Appeal. She successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal (led by the late Robin Dicker QC) in Etihad Airways PJSC v Prof. Dr. Lucas Flöther (on behalf of Air Berlin plc, in Administration) (a jurisdiction challenge concerning the applicability of the Brussels Recast Regulation to asymmetric jurisdiction clauses). She has also recently acted on behalf of the Official Receiver in Re Baglan Operations Ltd (a dispute concerning the power of a liquidator to only carry on the business of a company for as long as necessary for its beneficial winding up, led by Felicity Toube KC and Daniel Bayfield KC).
Roseanna also has experience with schemes of arrangements and restructuring plans and acted as junior counsel in Jain International Trading BV (led by Tom Smith KC and Felicity Toube KC).
In addition, Roseanna undertakes drafting and advisory work in all of Chambers’ core areas including on matters arising in off-shore and other common law jurisdictions. Most recently she has advised on certain contractual claims arising in Jersey. She has also advised on multi-jurisdictional disputes more generally, recently advising on the recognition of a foreign law governed bankruptcy.
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 customers 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 M&A closing account dispute, 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.