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. He is ranked as a leading junior in insolvency by the Legal 500.
Philip’s recent instructions include:
– Advising the insolvency officeholders of several substantial Bermudian financial services companies (now in liquidation);
– Acting for former non-executive directors of Carillion plc in directors’ disqualification proceedings arising out of the insolvency of the Carillion Group;
– Acting for a variety of insolvency officeholders on applications to the Court;
– Acting for Columbus Energy Resources plc in its takeover by scheme of arrangement; and
– Representing shareholders and directors in shareholder and joint venture disputes (involving unfair prejudice, derivative claims, and allegations of breach of duty) in both Court and arbitral proceedings.
Before joining Chambers, Philip 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.
Philip 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.