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Practice Summary

Sandy Phipps is a leading commercial junior. He acts or advises in connection with disputes across the commercial spectrum and before all levels of the English Courts, in arbitration, or before foreign courts.  He has acted in some of the most substantial pieces of commercial litigation of the last decade, including most recently in the Libyan Investment Authority v Societe Generale case in the Commercial Court.  At the same time he maintains a busy practice as sole Counsel in areas including (among others) the alleged ‘mis-selling’ of financial products. 

In the academic field he has published in areas including banking, contract, jurisdiction and civil procedure.

Sandy is ranked in the legal directories in the areas of Commercial Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance.  He was named by Legal Week as one of its ‘Stars at the Bar’ for 2017, in relation to which he was said to be “outstanding – genuinely first class” and someone who “gets things done by combining diplomacy with steel where needed.”  

Elsewhere it has been said that he is “decisive, shows excellent attention to detail and offers sound commercial advice” (Chambers and Partners, 2017), a “pleasure to work with and very tactically astute” (Legal 500, 2017), and “one of the stars of his generation” (Legal 500, 2014).