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Practice Summary

Craig Orr QC has a wide-ranging commercial practice.  He is an experienced lead advocate in all types of commercial disputes: both in arbitration and in Court.  He specialises in banking and financial services, shareholder disputes, civil fraud, energy and natural resources, insurance, telecommunications and conflicts of law.  He has consistently been ranked as a leading silk by Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500 in commercial litigation, banking & finance and insurance.  He is a registered foreign lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court and has been admitted as a member of the Bar in Bermuda, and has acted as an English law expert in a variety of foreign proceedings.  He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator.

"A technically brilliant lawyer who's also incredibly hard-working and very effective on his feet." "He's very careful, thorough, seriously analytical and possessed of good judgement and quiet authority." (Chambers and Partners 2018 - Banking and Finance)

"Takes an excellent tactical approach to litigation, and is an extremely effective advocate." "He's got quiet authority and is seriously analytical." (Chambers and Partners 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"He is a fantastic leader who gives strong strategic direction and is calm under pressure." "An insightful and different counsel who is always very responsive." (Chambers and Partners 2017 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"A hugely impressive individual, he is incredibly conscientious and incredibly intelligent. A safer pair of hands couldn't be at the wheel." "He is very bright, very painstaking and leaves no stone unturned." (Chambers and Partners 2017 - Banking and Finance)

"Utterly excellent. His ability to get up to speed quickly and his command of the facts is truly remarkable." "He is incredibly hardworking and user-friendly."  (Chambers UK, 2016)

Active on some of the most high-profile and substantial commercial disputes of the day”, Craig Orr QC is “Absolutely fantastic” and “a pleasure to work with” (Chambers UK, 2015)

Demonstrates capability handling multi-jurisdictional proceedings” and “is well-versed in many aspects of commercial law” (Chambers UK, 2015)

An excellent barrister and particularly good at unpicking complex financial problems” (Legal 500, 2015)

A piercing intellect”; “Incredibly hardworking and user friendly, with an excellent tactical approach” (Legal 500, 2015)

'Craig Orr QC possesses “a very rare combination of piercing intellect, studious attention to detail, and user-friendliness”, and his “knowledge and instincts on banking and finance law are quite remarkable”' (Legal 500 2013)

calm and clear presentational skills, especially when communicating directly with the end client” (Chambers UK, 2010)

provides first rate, robust advice” (Chambers UK, 2010)

rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in – he has very good strategic awareness and is excellent in court” (Legal 500, 2010)