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KC specialising in commercial litigation, arbitration, banking and finance, company law, energy, civil fraud, competition and professional liability. Recent cases include acting for: Visa Europe Services in long-running multilateral interchange fee litigation (High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal); the Second and Third Defendants in the complex PJSC NBT v Mints litigation; the Danish Tax and Customs Administration in the SKAT fraud litigation; multi-national security services company G4S in defending shareholder claims for £100m+; defendants in Jinxin, Inc v Aser Media Pte Ltd in claims alleging deceit and unlawful act conspiracy; International Petroleum Investment Company in its dispute with Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB; Hewlett Packard in £3.4bn damages claim regarding the acquisition of Autonomy; Tesco PLC in defence of shareholders claims brought under s90a FSMA 2000; a major international petroleum group in a c.US$5.5bn arbitration claim. Notable cases: BTI v Sequana; Dargamo v Avonwick & Ors; IGE v HMRC; Hulley; Travelport v WEX; Arcadia Petroleum Ltd v Bosworth; Société Générale v Goldas; Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund & Ors. v Novo Banco; Banco Santander Totta v Carris; RBS Rights Issue litigation; Littlewoods Limited & Ors v HMRC; Sabbagh v Khoury; Berezovsky v Abramovich; ‘Bank charges’ litigation; Colour Quest v Total Downstream ‘Buncefield’; Sempra Metals Ltd v Inland Revenue Commissioners.

Career

Called 1987, Middle Temple; tenant, 1 Essex Court, 1987; junior counsel to Crown, Chancery (1995-2002); silk, 2002; Deputy High Court Judge (Commercial Court and Chancery Division); Bencher Middle Temple, 2008; Bar Council (2015-2017); Chair of COMBAR (2015-2017).

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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
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Laurence Rabinowitz KC
Laurence Rabinowitz KC is an extremely reputable silk with renowned experience in the banking sector, who has an outstanding reputation for handling the most complex and intricate disputes with aplomb. He is skilled in handling cases involving misrepresentation of LIBOR, damages claims and asset disputes, among others, and acts for a glittering array of clients including banks, funds and asset managers.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
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Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)
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Laurence Rabinowitz KC
Laurence Rabinowitz KC is a dominant presence in the commercial energy arena, with a reputation as a go-to resource for an array of litigation and arbitration matters worldwide. Solicitors turn to him for his ability to take on the cases with the highest stakes, and he deals with contractual disputes surrounding some of the biggest energy deals in the market. His areas of practice range from traditional oil and gas to alternative energy. He is equally comfortable handling both domestic and international disputes.


Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
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Laurence Rabinowitz KC
Laurence Rabinowitz KC is a leading litigator and arbitration advocate with a commercial practice encompassing civil fraud, energy, competition, professional liability and banking and finance. Solicitors seek him out to handle high-profile fraud cases.


International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)
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Laurence Rabinowitz KC
Laurence Rabinowitz KC is widely considered by clients and peers to be a formidable silk. He is celebrated for his broad international arbitration practice and has longstanding expertise in issues relating to the energy and financial sectors, among others. His commercial abilities are devoted to both arbitration and litigation. He is adept at handling arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and HKIAC.

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