In the latest edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, Fountain Court Chambers has been recognised for its ‘long track record in Singapore’ and for being ‘well known for high stakes arbitration, including transnational commercial disputes’ in the both the commercial and construction categories. New Head of Chambers Bankim Thanki QC, the preceding Head of Chambers Stephen Moriarty QC, Michael Brindle QC, Raymond Cox QC and Timothy Howe QC were ranked for their commercial expertise and Anneliese Day QC for her superlative construction practice, whilst Andrew Pullen, based in Singapore, was justly recognised as a leading junior in both commercial and construction.
In commercial, Fountain Court is regarded as the ‘go-to set for banking and finance disputes’. Stephen Moriarty QC was ranked as a leading silk and as ‘a top-tier advocate who provides a 360-degree view of the legal issues’. Bankim Thanki QC was recommended for his instructions in ‘banking and commercial disputes around Asia’. Michael Brindle QC is now ‘frequently instructed as an arbitrator in Singapore.’ Raymond Cox QC was recognised as ‘a high-quality commercial silk in tune with the new generation of solicitors’. Timothy Howe QC was noted for being ‘very accessible and a real pleasure to work with’. Andrew Pullen was ranked as a leading junior for being ‘hardworking, diligent and capable; the quintessential junior counsel with a bright future.’
In construction, the Legal 500 recognised that Fountain Court is increasingly involved in ‘heavyweight construction disputes’. Anneliese Day QC was described as ‘excellent under pressure and performs well at short notice – she is excellent in cross-examination’. Andrew Pullen was similarly recognised in construction.
The Legal 500 editorial can be accessed here.