Anthony has a broad practice in commercial law, professional liability, public and human rights law, and public international law. Alongside his practice, Anthony teaches at the London School of Economics, and has recently been appointed a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford.

Commercial: Anthony has a broad practice in commercial dispute resolution. He is currently instructed in the Court of Appeal in one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for the defendants to a £70 million claim relating to an investment in Russia, and in the Commercial Court in a multi-million pound shareholders’ unfair prejudice claim. Recent work includes substantial claims brought by and against liquidators of failed offshore banks in Antigua and St Vincent, and a substantial Isle of Man claim involving apparent fraud by fund managers.

Professional Liability: Anthony has quickly established a leading reputation as a junior in the field of professional liability, with a particular focus on the liability of lawyers and financial professionals, and broad experience of all types of lending and property claims. Anthony has been involved as a junior in a number of the leading cases in recent years, including the Supreme Court’s recent confirmation of the SAAMCo approach to the scope of duty in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland, the Court of Appeal proceedings in Brown v InnovatorOne, and Adams v Ford and Keydata Investment Services in the Commercial Court. He is currently instructed before the Court of Appeal in a matter raising novel points of restitution and equitable accounting arising out of a failed tax scheme, and recently acted as sole counsel in the High Court in a million pound pensions advice claim. Anthony is a member of the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, and is a co-author of the leading practitioners’ text, Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (8th ed).

Public Law and Human Rights: Anthony is regularly instructed in high-profile public law and human rights matters. He has recently been appointed a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford University. Anthony has acted in more than a dozen cases before the European Court of Human Rights, with a particular focus on freedom of information, including Navalnyy v Russia (brought by the Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalnyy), Big Brother Watch v UK (the challenge to the UK spy agency’s mass surveillance programme), and Magyar Jeti Zrt v Hungary (a ground-breaking case on the scope of free expression rights in relation to online platforms). He has experience before other international tribunals, including acting in Federation of African Journalists v The Gambia in the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States for prominent journalists persecuted by the Jammeh regime, and before a range of United Nations Special Procedures mechanisms. Before domestic courts, Anthony appeared in R (David Miranda) v Home Secretary and Met Commissioner, where the Court of Appeal declared Terrorism Act 2000 powers used to detain a source carrying information leaked by Edward Snowden incompatible with the European Convention. Anthony also has a busy practice in the field of inquests and coronial law: throughout 2014-16, he was junior counsel to the Coroner in the Hillsborough Stadium Inquests, the longest inquests in British history, and he regularly acts on behalf of Coroners and interested parties in inquests and in coronial judicial review cases before the Divisional Court.

Public International Law: Anthony has an impressive international law practice. Remarkably for a barrister of his level of call, Anthony has acted as sole counsel before the EU courts in Luxembourg on five occasions, including for the leading environmental NGO ClientEarth in three ground-breaking claims challenging the EU’s compliance with its public international law obligations under the UN Aarhus Convention, and in NG v European Council, acting for Amnesty International in challenging the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal for violating the UN Refugee Convention and Protocol. Anthony recently acted for leading NGOs, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, in R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade, challenging the export of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict. He also advises on and acts in international investment claims, and is currently acting in ICSID claims against a Central Asian state and a North African state, as well as in HSH Nordbank v Turkey, a $75 million claim relating to arrests of international shipping. Anthony writes and lectures regularly on international law, and is a co-author of the forthcoming text The ICSID Convention, Rules, and Regulations: A Commentary (2018).

Previous Experience

Before coming to the bar, Anthony was a special advisor to the Attorney-General of New South Wales, the Australian Foreign Minister, and Premier of New South Wales.

 

 

Areas of Expertise

Commercial
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Anthony has a thriving practice across a broad range of commercial litigation, including frequent led work in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, and acting as sole counsel in the QBD and Chancery Division. Anthony has particular experience of international sale of goods claims raising jurisdictional and choice of law points: recent and current cases involve Chinese, Scandinavian, Spanish, Russian, and Eastern European parties.

Anthony brings a detailed understanding of the complexities of commercial law from his ongoing academic role as a lecturer in commercial law at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Commercial Bar Association, and publishes regularly on matters of commercial law.

Cases

McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group and ors (QBD, 2017)

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McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group and ors (QBD, 2017)

Acting as junior counsel (with Richard Liddell) for the successful claimant in million-pound loss of a chance claim relating to football agents’ commission payments on a Premier League transfer. Also successful in obtaining costs orders on the indemnity basis.

Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries v Forsters [2016] EWHC 522 (Comm) (on appeal)

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Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries v Forsters [2016] EWHC 522 (Comm) (on appeal)

Acted (with Jamie Smith QC) for the successful defendant in resisting a substantial claim arising out of an oil exploration investment in Russia, and retained for the pending appeal proceedings. The Commercial Court phase was identified as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases for 2016.

Company sale and purchase dispute (Chancery Division, 2016)

Acted as sole counsel in a million pound commercial dispute in the Chancery Division relating to the beneficial owner...

Company sale and purchase dispute (Chancery Division, 2016)

Acted as sole counsel in a million pound commercial dispute in the Chancery Division relating to the beneficial ownership of company shares following a complex series of transfers between nominees, involving allegations of forged and back-dated instruments.

International sale of goods claim involving Finnish and Chinese parties (QBD, 2017)

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International sale of goods claim involving Finnish and Chinese parties (QBD, 2017)

Advising and acting as sole counsel in the QBD on behalf of the defendant Finnish and Chinese apparel manufacturers and suppliers in a quarter million pound international sale of goods dispute. This case required extensive work with contractual and company documents in Chinese (which Anthony speaks and reads).

Stanford International Bank (Commercial Court, 2015)

Instructed as junior counsel (with Justin Fenwick QC and Katie Powell) in relation to a series of interim proceedings...

Stanford International Bank (Commercial Court, 2015)

Instructed as junior counsel (with Justin Fenwick QC and Katie Powell) in relation to a series of interim proceedings brought on behalf of the Antiguan liquidators of the collapsed Stanford International Bank bringing claims against multinational correspondent banks alleged to have facilitated a multi-billion dollar fraud.

C v C (Birmingham County Court, 2016)

Advising and acting as sole counsel in a four-day trial for the successful claimant in a quarter-million pound contra...

C v C (Birmingham County Court, 2016)

Advising and acting as sole counsel in a four-day trial for the successful claimant in a quarter-million pound contractual and proprietary estoppel claim relating to the transfer of ownership of assets between generations of the same family. Also successful in obtaining indemnity costs.

Adams v Atlas International (QBD, 2015)

Acting as junior counsel (with Ben Elkington QC) in a long-running multiparty dispute involving the marketing, in the...

Adams v Atlas International (QBD, 2015)

Acting as junior counsel (with Ben Elkington QC) in a long-running multiparty dispute involving the marketing, in the UK and throughout the EU, of property development investments in Spain, involving a range of complex issues of jurisdiction and conflicts of laws

Hospitality multi-national takeover dispute (Commercial Court, 2012)

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Hospitality multi-national takeover dispute (Commercial Court, 2012)

Instructed as junior counsel in a multi-million pound dispute relating to the proper calculation of monies due under a sale and purchase agreement in respect of a leveraged buy-out of a multinational travel and hospitality industry group.

International motorsports promotion dispute

Acted as sole counsel on behalf of the Europe-wide promotor for a series of motorsports events against the Romanian o...

International motorsports promotion dispute

Acted as sole counsel on behalf of the Europe-wide promotor for a series of motorsports events against the Romanian operator of certain championship events in relation to a claim for breach of the promotional agreement. The matter raised a series of jurisdictional and choice of law complexities.

Professional Liability
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Anthony has quickly established a leading reputation as a junior in the field of professional liability, acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Anthony has a particular focus on matters relating to failed international and off-shore investments, as well as broad experience in all types of lending and property claims. He has been involved in a number of the most significant cases in recent years, including the Supreme Court’s recent confirmation of the SAAMCo approach to the scope of duty in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland, the Court of Appeal proceedings in Brown v InnovatorOne, and Adams v Ford and Keydata Investment Services in the Commercial Court.

Anthony is frequently instructed in relation to disputes arising out of conveyancing and secured lending transactions, particularly those raising novel questions of costs of funding, trust remedies, and multi-party contribution actions. He also has a detailed understanding of investment and insurance broking disputes (most recently acting as sole counsel in the QBD in a million pound claim settled in late 2017), and advises clients regularly on the operation of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Anthony sits on the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, and is a co-author of the leading practitioners’ text, Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (8th ed).

Cases

Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries v Forsters [2016] EWHC 522 (Comm) (on appeal)

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Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries v Forsters [2016] EWHC 522 (Comm) (on appeal)

Acted (with Jamie Smith QC) for the successful defendant in resisting a substantial claim arising out of an oil exploration investment in Russia, and retained for the pending appeal proceedings. The Commercial Court phase was identified as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases for 2016.

BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017] 2 WLR 1029 (UKSC)

Instructed as a junior (with Roger Stewart QC and Scott Allen) for the Supreme Court stage of this significant litiga...

BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017] 2 WLR 1029 (UKSC)

Instructed as a junior (with Roger Stewart QC and Scott Allen) for the Supreme Court stage of this significant litigation concerning the scope of professional duties of care, in which the Supreme Court upheld the SAAMCo approach to scope of duty and the recovery of damages.

Muduroglu v Stephenson Harwood [2017] EWHC 29 (Ch)

Acted as junior counsel (with Ben Hubble QC) in interim proceedings dealing, inter alia, with the impact of admi...

Muduroglu v Stephenson Harwood [2017] EWHC 29 (Ch)

Acted as junior counsel (with Ben Hubble QC) in interim proceedings dealing, inter alia, with the impact of admitted breaches of standstill agreements on the running of time for limitation purposes.

Isle of Man Investment Proceedings (2016-17)

Instructed as a junior (with Jamie Smith QC) in the first instance and appeal proceedings in a substantial claim in ...

Isle of Man Investment Proceedings (2016-17)

Instructed as a junior (with Jamie Smith QC) in the first instance and appeal proceedings in a substantial claim in the Isle of Man in relation to the collapse of a series of investment funds in the Cayman Islands.

South Staffs Industries v Backhouse (Court of Appeal, 2017-18)

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South Staffs Industries v Backhouse (Court of Appeal, 2017-18)

Instructed for the respondents (with Ben Patten QC) before the Court of Appeal in relation to an appeal brought by financial advisers liable for the return of funds following the failure of tax mitigation investment schemes. The appeal raises complex issues of counter-restitution and equitable accounting.

Offshore pensions advice claim (QBD, 2017)

Acted as sole counsel in the QBD defending a million pound claim relating to allegations of pensions advice mis-selli...

Offshore pensions advice claim (QBD, 2017)

Acted as sole counsel in the QBD defending a million pound claim relating to allegations of pensions advice mis-selling arising out of offshore investment wrappers.

Stanford International Bank (Commercial Court, 2015)

Instructed as junior counsel (with Justin Fenwick QC and Katie Powell) in relation to a series of interim proceedings...

Stanford International Bank (Commercial Court, 2015)

Instructed as junior counsel (with Justin Fenwick QC and Katie Powell) in relation to a series of interim proceedings brought on behalf of the Antiguan liquidators of the collapsed Stanford International Bank bringing claims against multinational correspondent banks alleged to have facilitation a multi-billion dollar fraud.

Brown and ors v InnovatorOne and ors (Court of Appeal, 2012)

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Brown and ors v InnovatorOne and ors (Court of Appeal, 2012)

Instructed as junior counsel (with Ben Hubble QC and Nicole Sandells) in the Court of Appeal proceedings arising from this landmark professional liability by more than 500 investors in tax mitigation schemes. The appeal had a particular focus on the solicitors’ liability pursuant to constructive and Quistclose trusts for dealings with monies held in client accounts.

Mortgage Agency Number One v Edward Symmons (Commercial Court, 2013)

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Mortgage Agency Number One v Edward Symmons (Commercial Court, 2013)

Instructed as junior counsel (with Jamie Smith QC) in the defence to a multi-million pound valuers’ claim raising issues of the recoverability of break costs on lenders’ fixed-for-floating interest rate swaps.

Adams v Ford, Keydata Investment Services and ors (Commercial Court, 2013)

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Adams v Ford, Keydata Investment Services and ors (Commercial Court, 2013)

Acted as junior counsel in the defence to a multi-million pount claim in the Commercial Court by more than 100 investors in technology based tax mitigation investment schemes.

Public Law and Human Rights
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Anthony regularly acts in Public Law and Human Rights cases before the domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights. In international human rights work, he is frequently instructed by well-known international NGOs, and has a particular reputation in the fields of freedom of expression, privacy, and the media. On the domestic front, Anthony’s experience as junior counsel to the coroner for the Hillsborough Stadium Inquests throughout 2014-16 (the longest and largest inquests in British history) places him among only a handful of specialist junior counsel at the bar in the fields of coronial law and procedure. Accordingly, he is frequently instructed by interested parties and on behalf of coroners for inquests and judicial review proceedings arising from them.

Alongside his practice, Anthony has recently been appointed a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford, and publishes widely on developments in human rights law. His most recent articles relate to locus standi of NGOs under the African Charter ((2017) 17(1) African Human Rights Law Journal 321) and the emerging human rights liability of multinational financial institutions ((2016) 31(6) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 353).

Before coming to the bar, Anthony was a special advisor to the Attorney-General of New South Wales, the Australian Foreign Minister, and the Premier of New South Wales, providing him with an in-depth understanding of public law and Parliamentary procedure.

Cases

Navalnyy v Russia (ECtHR)

Acting for the leading journalists’ protection NGO, Media Legal Defence Initiative, in the challenge to the ext...

Navalnyy v Russia (ECtHR)

Acting for the leading journalists’ protection NGO, Media Legal Defence Initiative, in the challenge to the extension of defamation liability under Russian law to online blogs which link to third party content. The applicant Aleksey Navalnyy, a prominent Russian opposition politician, alleges that the Russian government is restricting his journalism and activism for political purposes, and the case also raises novel questions of how traditional legal models relating to defamation applies to blogging and web platforms.

Mandlí and ors v Hungary (ECtHR)

Acting (with Can Yeginsu) for Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Mass Media De...

Mandlí and ors v Hungary (ECtHR)

Acting (with Can Yeginsu) for Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Mass Media Defence Centre, Ossigeno Per L’Informazione, and Media Development Centre in the challenge to Hungarian laws forbidding journalists  from entering and reporting from parliamentary premises. The issues raised by this case are of increasing public importance considering the trend of parliaments inside and outside Europe to restricting the media from accessing and reporting from their premises, including recent examples Macedonia and Poland.

R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade [2017] EWHC 1754 (Admin)

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R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade [2017] EWHC 1754 (Admin)

Acted as a junior (with Jemima Stratford QC and Sudhanshu Swaroop QC) for leading NGOs, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, in the challenge to the UK’s export of weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in the conflict in Yemen. The intervention focused on the attribution of responsibility at public international law for Saudi breaches of international humanitarian law and human rights law in its military campaign against the Houthis.

Re HM Senior Coroner for North West Wales [2017] EWHC 2557 (Admin)

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Re HM Senior Coroner for North West Wales [2017] EWHC 2557 (Admin)

Advised and acted as sole counsel for HM Senior Coroner for North West Wales applying to set aside a historic inquest on the grounds of fresh evidence under section 13 of the Coroners Act 1988. Subsequently instructed on a series of further applications relating to historic missing persons and unidentified remains.

Hillsborough Stadium Inquests (2013-16)

Acted (led by Jonathan Hough QC) throughout 2014-16 as junior counsel to the coroner, appointed by Lord Justice Goldr...

Hillsborough Stadium Inquests (2013-16)

Acted (led by Jonathan Hough QC) throughout 2014-16 as junior counsel to the coroner, appointed by Lord Justice Goldring, in these historic inquests into the 96 deaths resulting from the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in April 1989. The inquests proved to be longest and largest in British history.

Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Ross v United Kingdom (ECtHR)

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Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Ross v United Kingdom (ECtHR)

Acted (with Hugh Southey QC and Can Yeginsu) on behalf of leading American NGOs intervening in the challenge to the lawfulness of the UK’s contribution to worldwide government systems of communications interception.

Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom (ECtHR)

Acted (with Hugh Southey QC and Can Yeginsu) for leading American NGOs intervening in the challenge to the lawfulnes...

Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom (ECtHR)

Acted (with Hugh Southey QC and Can Yeginsu) for leading American NGOs intervening in the challenge to the lawfulness of the UK government’s participation in the USA spy agencies’ mass digital surveillance regime.

HSH Nordbank v Republic of Turkey (ECtHR)

Acting (with Can Yeginsu) for a leading European bank in a US$75 million expropriation claim challenging the Turkish...

HSH Nordbank v Republic of Turkey (ECtHR)

Acting (with Can Yeginsu) for a leading European bank in a US$75 million expropriation claim challenging the Turkish courts’ approach to enforcement proceedings on ship mortgages relating to Turkish-registered vessels. This is the first case before the European Court on Human Rights addressing international ship financing.

Federation of African Journalists and ors v The Republic of The Gambia (ECOWAS Court of Justice, 2016-17)

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Federation of African Journalists and ors v The Republic of The Gambia (ECOWAS Court of Justice, 2016-17)

Acted as junior counsel (with Can Yeginsu) on behalf of a leading African journalism union and leading Gambian journalists in the challenge before the regional ECOWAS Court of Justice against treatment by the former Jammeh regime in The Gambia, allegedly in breach of The Gambia’s obligations at customary international law and under various multilateral treaties, including the Revised ECOWAS Treaty, the African Charter, and the ICCPR. Judgment is expected in late 2017.

Complaint to UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights (2016)

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Complaint to UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights (2016)

Advised and represented, as sole counsel, an international cultural heritage NGO in bringing complaints before the Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights and the UNESCO committee system in relation to the degradation of a cultural heritage site in Greece by unregulated commercial shipping.

R (David Miranda) v Home Secretary and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2014] 1 WLR 3140 (Div Ct); [2016] 1 WLR 1505 (CA)

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R (David Miranda) v Home Secretary and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2014] 1 WLR 3140 (Div Ct); [2016] 1 WLR 1505 (CA)

Acted in the High Court and Court of Appeal on behalf of leading journalism and freedom expression NGOs intervening in the challenge brought to the use of the Terrorism Act 2000 to detain David Miranda when he was carrying material from the Edward Snowden NSA leaks. The Court of Appeal issued a rare declaration of incompatibility, concluding that the Terrorism Act power used were incompatible with Article 10 of the European Convention.

Public International Law
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Anthony has a growing practice in public international law, covering advisory and contentious work for individuals, NGOs, and state organs in the UK courts and a range of international tribunals, including ICSID arbitrations, the EU courts, and the United Nations Special Procedures mechanisms. His work covers customary international law, investment treaties, state immunity and responsibility, and the law of international organisations. Remarkably for a junior of his call, Anthony has been instructed on five occasions as sole counsel before the EU General Court in Luxembourg.

Anthony writes and speaks regularly on public international law and investment treaty arbitration, recently addressing the 2017 Beijing Arbitration Commission conference, and co-authoring the forthcoming text The ICSID Convention, Rules, and Regulations: A Commentary (2018). Anthony also has experience as an international legal consultant, acting as a Special Rapporteur for the IBA on the Anwar Ibrahim trial in Malaysia, drafting a report for leading Ghanaian NGOs on the ratification process for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and drafting model legislation for leading Balkan NGOs on gender recognition and transgender rights.

Before coming to the bar, Anthony was a special advisor to an Australian Foreign Minister, providing him with a particular understanding of the mechanics of international treaty making and diplomacy, and the law governing those fields.

Cases

Investor claim against a Central Asian state (ICSID, 2017-18)

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Investor claim against a Central Asian state (ICSID, 2017-18)

Currently instructed on behalf of the investor in a pending ICSID claim against a Central Asian state relating to expropriation and unfair treatment, and raising complex jurisdictional issues of interpretation of different language versions of the governing BIT.

R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade [2017] EWHC 1754 (Admin)

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R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade [2017] EWHC 1754 (Admin)

Acted as a junior (with Jemima Stratford QC and Sudhanshu Swaroop QC) for leading NGOs, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, in the challenge to the UK’s export of weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in the conflict in Yemen. The intervention focused on the attribution of responsibility at public international law for Saudi breaches of international humanitarian law in its military campaign against the Houthis.

T-677/17 ClientEarth v European Commission (EU General Court, 2017-18)

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T-677/17 ClientEarth v European Commission (EU General Court, 2017-18)

Currently acting as sole counsel in the EU General Court on behalf of the leading environmental NGO, ClientEarth, in a challenge to the European Commission’s revised diesel emissions regulatory framework. Among other points, the challenge relates to the compliance of EU locus standi rules with the EU’s obligations at public international law under the UN Aarhus Convention.

T-436/17 ClientEarth, European Environmental Bureau and ors v European Commission (EU General Court, 2017-18)

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T-436/17 ClientEarth, European Environmental Bureau and ors v European Commission (EU General Court, 2017-18)

Currently acting as sole counsel in the EU General Court on behalf of a coalition of international NGOs in a challenge to the European Commission’s ratification of approval of certain toxic chemicals, allegedly in breach of UN environmental treaties.

T-193/16 NG v European Council (EU General Court and Court of Justice, 2016-17)

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T-193/16 NG v European Council (EU General Court and Court of Justice, 2016-17)

Acted a sole counsel in the EU General Court on behalf of Amnesty International intervening in the challenge to the deal between the European Council and the Republic of Turkey regarding the transfer of asylum seekers in Greece to Turkey for processing. The intervention addressed the compliance of the processing arrangement with the EU’s public international law obligations pursuant to the UN Refugee Convention and Protocol. The matter is currently subject to appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Advising coalition of international NGOs on the UK’s use of force in Syria

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Advising coalition of international NGOs on the UK’s use of force in Syria

Currently advising a range of organizations, including Columbia University Law School, the International Commission of Jurists, and the American Civil Liberties Union on a substantial project reviewing the UK’s policy with respect to the use of force against non-State actors, particularly in Syria, and considering the compliance of the UK’s approach with customary international law and treaty obligations. The UK’s military action in Syria (particularly its use of armed drones to attack ISIL targets and its cooperation with other States, including the United States in a similar airstrike campaign) raises a series of novel issues with respect to the evolving definition of self-defence at international law and the attribution of State responsibility in the modern conflict context.

T-108/17 ClientEarth v European Commission (EU General Court, 2017-18)

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T-108/17 ClientEarth v European Commission (EU General Court, 2017-18)

Currently acting as sole counsel on behalf of the leading environmental NGO, ClientEarth, in a challenge to the European Commission’s ratification of approvals of certain toxic plasticizers, contrary to EU environmental law and international environmental treaties.

Federation of African Journalists and ors v The Republic of The Gambia (ECOWAS Court of Justice, 2016-17)

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Federation of African Journalists and ors v The Republic of The Gambia (ECOWAS Court of Justice, 2016-17)

Acted as junior counsel (with Can Yeginsu) on behalf of a leading African journalism union and leading Gambian journalists in the challenge before the regional ECOWAS Court of Justice against treatment by the former Jammeh regime in The Gambia, allegedly in breach of The Gambia’s obligations at customary international law and under various multilateral treaties, including the Revised ECOWAS Treaty, the African Charter, and the ICCPR. Judgment is expected in late 2017.

HSH Nordbank v Republic of Turkey (ECtHR)

Acting (with Can Yeginsu) for a leading European bank in a US$75 million expropriation claim challenging the Turkish...

HSH Nordbank v Republic of Turkey (ECtHR)

Acting (with Can Yeginsu) for a leading European bank in a US$75 million expropriation claim challenging the Turkish courts’ approach to enforcement proceedings on ship mortgages relating to Turkish-registered vessels. This is the first case before the European Court on Human Rights addressing international ship financing.

Complaint to UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights (2016)

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Complaint to UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights (2016)

Advising and representing, as sole counsel, an international cultural heritage NGO in bringing complaints before the Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights and the UNESCO committee system in relation to the degradation of a cultural heritage site in Greece by unregulated commercial shipping.

La Générale des Carrières et des Mines v FG Hemisphere Associates [2013] 1 All ER 409 (PC)

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La Générale des Carrières et des Mines v FG Hemisphere Associates [2013] 1 All ER 409 (PC)

Advising on the application of the doctrine of State immunity to proceedings before the Privy Council regarding the execution of a substantial ICC arbitral award brought against the Channel Island assets of a State-owned mining corporation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Insurance & Reinsurance
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Anthony has broad experience in the insurance and reinsurance work, with a focus on coverage disputes, aggregation, avoidance for material non-disclosure and misrepresentation, acting both for insurers and insured. He also frequently acts in and advises upon subrogated recovery claims on behalf of insurers in respect of high-value losses. Alongside his practice, Anthony teaches commercial law at the London School of Economics, including an introduction to the law of insurance, coverage, and aggregation.

Current and recent work in this field includes:

  • Advising on a challenge to an insurer’s assertion of inducement by material non-disclosure as a reason for avoiding cover in a high-value fire damage claim.
  •  Advising insurers on the scope of cover in relation to a series of business interruption insurance policies in the context of underlying flood events.
  • Advising a number of former partners in a solicitors’ practice on the application of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to claims made under indemnities in insurance policies relating to that prior practice.
  • Frequently advising insurers on cover under legal expenses insurance policies.
  • Acting on behalf of insurers seeking to bring subrogated claims in respect of a number of recent flood damage claims for losses exceeding £1 million.

Qualifications & Memberships

Anthony holds a BA in Law with First Class Honours and prizes from University College, Oxford. He also holds an MA and BA in Chinese with First Class Honours and the University Medal (first in year) from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma in Chinese from Beijing Yuyan Daxue (University of Languages and Cultures). Anthony was ranked Outstanding on the BPTC, for which he held the top scholarship from Middle Temple.

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