Nominations for the Legal 500 2019 UK Bar Awards

News & Judgments
4 December 2018

We are delighted to announce that 4 New Square has been shortlisted in this year’s Legal 500 UK Bar Awards in the following categories:

  • Commercial Litigation Set of the Year
  • International Arbitration Set of the Year.
  • International Arbitration Junior of the Year – Can Yeginsu

Commercial Litigation – Set of the Year

‘The set is ‘clearly rising, with real strength-in-depth and an excellent balance between heavyweight and well-established QCs and rising stars’’

– Legal 500, 2018-19

4 New Square is recognised as one of the leading sets of chambers in commercial dispute resolution. Members of Chambers regularly advise on, and appear in, complex and high-value disputes in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division of the High Court, as well as in international commercial arbitrations and commercial courts overseas. Members of Chambers’ expertise is widely drawn and includes disputes concerning banking, securities and derivatives, commercial fraud, commercial agencies, M&A disputes, investments and investment schemes, contracts for the sale and hire of goods, partnership disputes, private international law, and personal and corporate insolvency. Much of this commercial work has an international element to it and Members of Chambers have specific expertise in jurisdictional disputes and challenges. They also have wide experience of acting in respect of pre-emptive and interim applications for, among other things, freezing orders, search orders, pre-action disclosure and injunctions.

International Arbitration – Set of the Year

A forward-looking and internationally minded chambers’ that is ‘modern and unstuffy’…  the set is ‘fast becoming a household name’ in international arbitration

– Legal 500, 2018-19

Members of 4 New Square are leading advocates and arbitrators in international arbitration and have appeared before a variety of tribunals and courts. Members have appeared before, or presided over, various tribunals and courts in jurisdictions around the world, including all the main arbitral centres. Members of Chambers’ international arbitration expertise extends across the commercial spectrum, ranging from JV and shareholder disputes, energy and utilities, civil fraud, banking and finance, commodities, IT and technology, telecommunications, construction claims, pharmaceuticals, professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance matters, sports, and international trade.

Harnessing their public international law practices, Members of Chambers have particular expertise in acting in investment treaty arbitrations – whether under the auspices of ICSID or otherwise, both for or against investors and states. A number of our Members of Chambers hold academic posts, teaching investment treaty law and arbitration in leading universities around the world.

International Arbitration Junior of the Year – Can Yeginsu

Can is consistently recognised as a leading advocate and arbitrator in international arbitration by the legal directories: “A brilliant arbitration senior junior, equally at home dealing with commercial or investment claims”. He regularly appears as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitrations under a wide variety of laws and institutional rules, including LCIA, ICC, ICSID, LMAA, CiARB, and UNCITRAL.

Can has also developed a strong reputation as an commercial arbitrator (“very thorough and decisive”) and a particular expertise in investor-state arbitration, a subject he teaches as Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C.) and Koç University Law School (Istanbul).

Can is a member of the LCIA, ICC, ICCA, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.



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