Philip specialises in company and insolvency law and undertakes instructions across the whole spectrum of corporate work. His practice involves corporate advisory and transactional work, corporate litigation and shareholder disputes, contentious and non-contentious insolvency and debt restructuring, and broader commercial chancery disputes.
Phil’s recent instructions include:
– advising the insolvency officeholders of several substantial Bermudian financial services companies (now in liquidation);
– acting for former directors of a listed public company in proceedings arising out of its insolvency;
– acting for Columbus Energy Resources plc in its takeover by scheme of arrangement; and
– representing shareholders and directors in a number of shareholder and joint venture disputes (involving unfair prejudice, derivative claims, and allegations of breach of duty).
Before joining Chambers, Phil graduated joint second overall in his year in law at the University of Oxford, before completing a masters (with Distinction) at the London School of Economics (with a focus on company and insolvency law). He has published a number of academic articles in the fields of company and insolvency law.
Secondments: Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Phil has experience of large corporate transactions from time spent on secondment in the Corporate/M&A department at Slaughter and May. He also worked on a number of high-profile contentious insolvency matters while on secondment in the Financial Institutions Dispute Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.