Fountain Court Chambers have long experience of advising on company law issues, both arising in the course of commercial litigation, or of a more specialist nature. Two members of chambers are established specialist practitioners in Company Law, regularly dealing with disputes ranging from shareholder actions, (including unfair prejudice petitions) to complex company director disqualification proceedings.
As well as providing advice on corporate governance issues generally, including related taxation aspects, members advise on individual rights and responsibilities under company law (including on potential breaches of fiduciary and directors’ duties)
Members also undertake litigation in relation to restructuring issues and advise on related areas such as insolvency law, whilst also handling both onshore (UK-based) claims and a substantial body of experience on offshore cases.
Michael Green QC has built a good practice in this area both at appellate level, as well as at first instance. He has been involved in a number of high profile cases including the company directors’ disqualification and disciplinary proceedings arising out of the Farepak collapse, whilst also handling appellate litigation, such as the Paycheck Services case in the Supreme Court.
He has built on the success of Farepak with instructions on offshore company law claims in the Isle of Man and again in the Cayman Islands on a major offshore precedent involving winding-up petitions.
Bridget Lucas’s practice has international breadth with her involvement in Middle Eastern and offshore scenarios. She handles multi-jurisdictional company law issues with a commercial litigator’s perspective, building on her specialist company law experience, and with an understanding of Companies Court and the Chancery Division, whilst she has developed a real niche in unfair prejudice petitions and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Recently cases have included offshore experience of onshore and offshore company law issues arising in the UK, Cayman Islands, BVI, and Guernsey.