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Practice Summary

Adam undertakes a broad range of commercial work, both litigation and arbitration.  He is recommended by Legal 500 2017 as one of the top ten junior counsel under 8 years’ call for Commercial Litigation "He is very bright and hardworking, and gets to grip with complex matters very well."  Areas of particular interest and expertise are: Jurisdiction and the Conflict of Laws (on which he completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford and has published a number of articles and commentaries); Banking and Finance; and Restitution.

Recent matters include: Edgeworth Capital v Aabar Investments (2016, Commercial Court), a dispute concerning the enforceability of security agreements in relation to a loan of around £100 million; Revenue and Customs Commissioners v MG Rover Group Ltd (2016, Upper Tribunal), a dispute concerning the recovery of overpaid VAT in the context of VAT grouping; Reed Employment Plc v HMRC [2015] EWCA Civ 805, a dispute concerning £158 million of income tax and NICs said to arise out of travel expense payments; acting as sole junior counsel to Lord Grabiner QC in the Bank of England's Foreign Exchange Market investigation; and Credit Suisse v Up Energy (2015, Commercial Court), a claim for HK$234 million due under a put option forming part of a suite of financing agreements (settled the day before trial).