Orestis Sherman

Orestis Sherman

Call 2019

For enquiries please contact

Adam Collins

Adam Collins
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Sam Ismail

Sam Ismail
Team Leader's Assistant
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Expertise

Notable Aviation & Travel Cases


Advising (as sole counsel) a Spanish airline in a circa €2m contractual dispute concerning the scope of a release and settlement agreement.


Advising (as sole counsel) a North African airline in a circa £1m contractual dispute concerning the sale and purchase of a landing gear set.

Notable Banking & Finance Cases


Various Claimants v Barclays Partner Finance

Acting (with James Duffy, Nick Daly and Alexandra Whelan) in defence of multiple claims brought against Barclays under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 arising out of alleged mis-selling of timeshares.


Various Claimants v Barclays

Acting (with John Taylor QC) in defence of multiple claims brought against Barclays alleging misapplication of the DISP rules when calculating PPI misselling redress.


Acting (as sole counsel) in defence of a claim against a bank alleging injury to credit.


Boyse (International) Ltd v NatWest [2020] EWHC 1264 (Ch)

Assisting (during pupillage) in a successful strike out application of a LIBOR-rigging claim on the grounds of limitation and a failure to plead fraud adequately.

Notable Civil Fraud Cases


Vegesentials v Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank

Acting (with Laura John QC) in defence of a vicarious liability claim alleging fraud on the part of a bank employee.


Pensions Misselling: Advising (with Ben Lynch QC) on multi-jurisdictional claims by British citizens overseas against various institutions for pensions misselling.


Advising (with Sebastian Said) an offshore bank on possible civil liability in unjust enrichment and knowing receipt as a receiving bank.

Notable Commercial Crime Cases


Misleading Statements

Acting (with Richard Lissack QC and Leonora Sagan) in defence of the first ever FCA prosecution brought against a corporate and former director pursuant to s. 89 of the Financial Services Act 2012.


NCA v Leahy

Acting (with Tim Owen QC, Edward Craven and Damien Bruneau) in defence of a claim brought by the NCA for a civil recovery order pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Notable Commercial Disputes Cases


Dow Chemical Canada ULC v Nova Chemicals Corporation

Advising (with Rupert Allen) the Dow Chemical Company as foreign counsel in a circa $1bn claim brought by two subsidiaries against the operator and co-owner of an ethylene manufacturing facility in Alberta, Canada.


Acting (with Anneliese Day QC) on claims against subcontractors arising out of a high-profile building collapse.


Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS v OOO “Insurance Co Chubb” [2019] EWHC 3568 (Comm)

Assisting (during pupillage) on the expedited trial of a claim for an anti-suit injunction to stop proceedings in Russia which were alleged to have been brought in breach of a London arbitration agreement.

Notable Company, Restructuring & Insolvency Cases


Re Seahawk China Dynamic Fund

Acting (with Sebastian Said) for the petitioner in a just and equitable winding up petition and an application to appoint provisional liquidators brought in the Cayman Islands in respect of an investment fund worth over $400 million.

Notable Financial Services Cases


Various Claimants v Barclays

Acting (with John Taylor QC) in defence of multiple claims brought against Barclays alleging misapplication of the DISP rules when calculating PPI misselling redress.

Notable Insurance Cases


Advising (with Ben Lynch QC) a solicitor’s firm in a professional indemnity insurance policy coverage dispute.


Advising (with Stephen Moriarty QC) on the scope of a war risk exclusion clause in a marine insurance policy.


Advising (with Ben Lynch QC) on the interpretation of a local authority’s public liability insurance policy in the context of claims for historic sexual abuse.


Advising (with Ben Lynch QC) on the interpretation of a firm’s professional indemnity insurance policy in the context of a claim for costs incurred in a regulatory review.

Notable Offshore Cases


Re Seahawk China Dynamic Fund

Acting (with Sebastian Said) for the petitioner in a just and equitable winding up petition and an application to appoint provisional liquidators brought in the Cayman Islands in respect of an investment fund worth over $400 million.


Kuwait Ports Authority v Walkers

Acting (with Ben Hubble QC and Sebastian Said) in defence of a $60 million professional liability claim in the Cayman Islands alleging an actual conflict of interest on the part of the defendant firm.


Arnage v Walkers

Acting (with Mark Simpson QC, Nico Leslie and Sebastian Said) for the defendant firm in a $490 million professional negligence claim in the Cayman Islands, one of the largest professional negligence actions ever heard in that jurisdiction, arising out of the uncovering of alleged frauds in a major Brazilian bank.

Notable Professional Negligence Cases


Kuwait Ports Authority v Walkers

Acting (with Ben Hubble QC and Sebastian Said) in defence of a $60 million professional liability claim in the Cayman Islands alleging an actual conflict of interest on the part of the defendant firm.


Arnage v Walkers

Acting (with Mark Simpson QC, Nico Leslie and Sebastian Said) for the defendant firm in a $490 million professional negligence claim in the Cayman Islands, one of the largest professional negligence actions ever heard in that jurisdiction, arising out of the uncovering of alleged frauds in a major Brazilian bank.

  • LLM, University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi): First Class with Distinction (ranked 1st in year and 1st in three modules)
  • LLB, UCL: First Class Honours (ranked top 5 in year)

  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • Selden Society
  • B.R.D. Clarke Prize (2018)
  • Chancellor’s Medal (2018)
  • CMS Prize for Advanced Private Law (2018)
  • 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for International Commercial Litigation (2018)
  • Corpus Christi College Prize (2018)
  • Advocacy Scholarship, BPP University (2018)
  • Excellence Scholarship, BPP University (2018)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
  • Dean’s List Commendation (2017)
  • Jolowicz Prize for Roman Law (2017)
  • Hardwicke Entrance Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
  • Provost’s Excellence Scholarship (2014)

  • ‘Counterfactual Arguments in Unjust Enrichment: Vodafone v Office of Communications’ (2019) 135 LQR 561
  • ‘Fine-Tuning FHR’ (2019) 33 Trust Law International 3
  • ‘Confronting the Nature of the Duty Arising under Hedley Byrne v Heller: BNL v Playboy Club’ (2019) 135 LQR 177 (with Julius Grower)
  • ‘Antipodean Assistance: Ancient Order of Foresters v Lifeplan’ (2019) 25 Trusts & Trustees 266
  • ‘Tempering the Support for the Remedial Constructive Trust’ (2018) 24 Trusts & Trustees 860

  • Greek (fluent)

For enquiries please contact

Adam Collins

Adam Collins
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3798
Click here to email

Sam Ismail

Sam Ismail
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7842 3799
Click here to email

  • LLM, University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi): First Class with Distinction (ranked 1st in year and 1st in three modules)
  • LLB, UCL: First Class Honours (ranked top 5 in year)

  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • Selden Society
  • B.R.D. Clarke Prize (2018)
  • Chancellor’s Medal (2018)
  • CMS Prize for Advanced Private Law (2018)
  • 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for International Commercial Litigation (2018)
  • Corpus Christi College Prize (2018)
  • Advocacy Scholarship, BPP University (2018)
  • Excellence Scholarship, BPP University (2018)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
  • Dean’s List Commendation (2017)
  • Jolowicz Prize for Roman Law (2017)
  • Hardwicke Entrance Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
  • Provost’s Excellence Scholarship (2014)

  • ‘Counterfactual Arguments in Unjust Enrichment: Vodafone v Office of Communications’ (2019) 135 LQR 561
  • ‘Fine-Tuning FHR’ (2019) 33 Trust Law International 3
  • ‘Confronting the Nature of the Duty Arising under Hedley Byrne v Heller: BNL v Playboy Club’ (2019) 135 LQR 177 (with Julius Grower)
  • ‘Antipodean Assistance: Ancient Order of Foresters v Lifeplan’ (2019) 25 Trusts & Trustees 266
  • ‘Tempering the Support for the Remedial Constructive Trust’ (2018) 24 Trusts & Trustees 860

  • Greek (fluent)

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