View full CV

Practice Summary

Camilla was called to the bar in 1996 and took silk in 2013. She has also been called to the Bar of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean (Virgin Islands) and is registered with DIFC on the Register of Practitioners (Part II) in Dubai. Camilla's practice covers the broad spectrum of company and commercial law arising both domestically and internationally in litigation and arbitration. She has particular expertise in issues concerning jurisdiction and conflict of laws and she is a contributor to Gore-Browne on Companies.

"Insightful, super-intelligent, charming, down-to-earth, and an excellent advocate who has real chemistry with the client." "She can read the court well" (Chambers & Partners UK 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"Smart and savvy, she really gets to the heart of the problem and comes up with solutions very quickly." "She is very bright and creative in her thinking." (Chambers & Partners UK 2017 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"A real leader of the Bar. A breath of fresh air - she has a no-nonsense approach and doesn't sit on the fence". (Chambers UK 2016)

"Excellent with clients, robust and fearless." (Chambers & Partners UK, 2015)

"[Camilla] has a great ability to get down to whatever level of detail you need. She communicates in a way that anyone can understand." (Chambers & Partners UK, 2014)

'a rare find, she is not your run-of-the-mill clever barrister'.  Impressed sources highlight her firm grasp of factual and legal points, commanding advocacy and highly personable manner as being all points in her favour.'" (Chambers UK, 2013)

“Camilla Bingham QC’s silk appointment ‘was well deserved’.  ‘She will go from strength to strength as a leader’ thanks in part to her ‘willingness to roll her sleeves up when dealing with difficult clients” (Legal 500, 2013)

"..an excellent advocate and fantastic team player.  She has a first-class mind and is great on paper as well as on her feet" (Legal 500, 2012)

Camilla was named by The Lawyer as one of 2012's "Hot 100 Lawyers", singled out for her "commercial awareness and ability to connect with lay clients."

Her current profile includes:-

Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin & Anr (Clifford Chance)
For the bank in proceedings in the DIFC arising out of the alleged mis-selling of financial products.

Mohamed Fahem & Ors v HSBC Bank plc & Ors (Freshfields)
For the bank in proceedings in the Chancery Division concerning the alleged mis-selling of an investment product and associated torts.

Heraeus Medical GmbH v Biomet UK Healthcare & Ors [2016] EWHC 1369 (Allen & Overy)
For Biomet. Defendants sought to set aside service of the proceedings on them because (i) the requirements of CPR 6.33(2) were not met; (ii) England had not been shown to be the proper forum and (iii) in any event Claimants had materially mischaracterised the jurisdictional position when applying for leave to serve out (against D4) and in certifying that Article 29 of the Regulation was not in play for the purposes of Rule 6.33(2) (against D3). Defendants' appeal is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal in October 2017.

Eso Capital v GSA Investment Management SA & Ors [2017] EWHC 1351 (Ch) (Covington)
For the Defendants in proceedings concerning the value of a luxury ski hotel in the Swiss Alps.

Actis & Anr v Malhotra (Clifford Chance)
For the private equity firm in a dispute arising out of its investment in the India-based Super-Max razor blade group. Injunctions obtained from Picken J and Andrew Baker J in December 2016 and 2017. Actis's application for Malhotra's committal is due to be heard in 2018, along with related proceedings in Cayman in which Camilla is also instructed.

 

Camilla has particular expertise in issues concerning jurisdiction and conflict of laws.  She is a contributor to Gore-Browne on Companies.  She has been called to the Bar of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean (Virgin Islands) and is registered with DIFC on the Register of Practitioners (Part II) in Dubai.