Company Law

A leading set for company law” – Chambers and Partners

South Square has won ‘Company and Insolvency Set of the Year’ at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards more times than any other set.

Our barristers are among the leading experts in company law and are experienced in litigation arising out of shareholders’ disputes, derivative proceedings and claims relating to directors’ duties.


Domestic Company Law Disputes 

Members of the South Square team have played a major role in many high-profile cases in recent years, including Smithton v Naggar (directors’ duties), McKillen v Barclays (unfair prejudice) and Jackson v Dear (derivative proceedings).


Offshore Company Disputes 

In the offshore area, South Square barristers have been involved in many of the leading company law cases including China Shanshui (derivative actions), Primeo/Herald (redemption claims and rectification), and HQP/Direct Lending (shareholder misrepresentation claims).


Schemes of Arrangement 

The expertise of our silks and juniors also encompasses schemes of arrangement – as reflected by their involvement in nearly all the recent noteworthy cases of creditor schemes, including Apcoa, Magyar Telecom, Vietnam Shipbuilding, ColourOz, Noble Group, DTEK, Rodenstock, and PrimaCom.

We handle all other aspects of company law . This includes reductions of capital, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements and technical issues of statutory interpretation arising under the Companies Act 2006 and other statutes.


South Square – Company Law Expertise   

Members of South Square have authored the leading textbook on directors’ duties, Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies, and are key contributors to the definitive guide to this practice area, Gore Browne on Companies.

“Members with unrivalled talent… Excellent in everything they do.”


“The magic circle’s barristers chambers of choice”

The Lawyer

“The best set at the Bar for insolvency.”

Legal 500

“South Square provides ‘a world-class service’.”

Legal 500

“An excellent set at the forefront of the London Bar.”


“Incredible members at the top of their game.”


“An unrivalled collection of the best talents currently at the Bar”


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