Anthony Trace QC 1981 (QC 1998)


Anthony graduated from Cambridge with First Class Honours in Law. During pupillage he won the Crowther Advocacy Shield and was Joint Winner of the Observer Mace Debating Competition.

Anthony has built up a substantial practice specialising in all types of litigation with a Chancery flavour. He has been involved in many leading cases - including the Maxwell, BCCI, Grand Metropolitan v William Hill, Slough Estates v Welwyn Hatfield DC, Jordan Grand Prix v Baltic, Landare Investment v Welsh Development Agency, Shalson v Russo, 118 118/David Bedford, Pop Idol and Newgate Stud/Anthony Penfold, Farepak, Donegal/Republic of Zambia and London Allied Holdings v Lee disputes - and has also been involved in a number of matters in other jurisdictions including the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Gibraltar, Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.

The recent credit crunch has seen Anthony advise in relation to many types of security documentation, investment vehicles, insolvency procedures (particularly EU and offshore procedures) and hedge funds.

Anthony has particular experience of mediation, has sat as an arbitrator and has contributed to Butterworths Practical Insolvency. He was the Deputy Managing Editor of The Receivers Administrators and Liquidators Quarterly from 1993-2002 and the Vice Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association from 2001-2004.

Anthony is one of the "Stars at the Bar" in Chambers UK Directory and in 2013 he won Commercial litigation 'Silk of the year' in the inaugural Legal 500 UK Awards.

Anthony is recommended in The Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud, Company, Insolvency, Professional Negligence and Property Litigation, in Chambers Global for Commercial Litigation, and in Chambers UK Directory for Civil Fraud, Commercial, Commercial Chancery, Company, Insolvency, Professional Negligence, Offshore and Real Estate Litigation.

Notable Cases

In the Matter of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) (2014)

Joint Stock Co “Aeroflot - Russian Airlines” v Berezovsky & Anor (2014)

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co & Ors v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai & Ors (2013)

Closegate Hotel Development (Durham) Ltd & Ors v Joseph McLean (2013)

Bruce Mackay & Ors v Ashwood Enterprises Ltd & Ors (2013)

Blueco Ltd v Bwat Retail Nominee & Ors (2013)

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Crowborough Properties Ltd & Ors (2013)

Gorbunova v Berezovsky (2013)

Helena Gorbunova v Boris Berezovsky (aka Platon Elenin) (2013)

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai (2012)

Favor Easy Management Ltd, Samuel Tak Lee v Fuk Fei Wu, Favor Easy Management Ltd (2012)

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Crowborough Properties Ltd & Ors (2012)

Mackay & Anor v Ashwood Enterprises Ltd & Ors (2012)

Richard Paul Thomas v (1) David Jeffery (2) Joy Sweet (3) Gemma Sweet (2012)

Westwood Shipping Lines Inc & Others v Universal Schifff Ahrtsgesellschaft MBH (2012)

George Maloney v Filtons Ltd (2012)

George Maloney, Bruce Mackay, Graham Busby, Matthew Haw v Filtons Ltd (2012)

Energy Venture Partners Ltd v Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd (2012)

Interactive Investor Trading Ltd v City Index Ltd (2011)

Yukos Capital SARL v OJSC Rosneft Oil Co (2012)

JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov & Ors (May 2011)

John Milsom, David Standish, Jeremy Outen v Mukhtar Ablyazov (2011)

JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov & Ors (February 2011)

Mentmore International Ltd v Abbey Healthcare (Fesitval) Ltd (2010)

Islamic Investment Company Of The Gulf (Bahamas Ltd) v Mehta & Ors (2010)

Wirecard Bank AG v Allen Thomas Scott (2010)

Republic of Argentina v NML Capital Ltd (2010)

Cadogan Petroleum Plc v Mark Tolley (December 2009)

Cadogan Petroleum PLC v Tolley (October 2009)

Islamic Investment Co Of The Gulf (Bahamas) Ltd v Symphony Gems [2009]

Mohammad Zahoor v Sohail Masood (2009)

NML Capital Ltd v The Republic of Argentina (2009)

Menolly v Cerep Sarl (2009)

Islamic Investment Co of the Gulf (Bahamas) Ltd v Symphony Gems NV & Ors (2008)

Sohail Masood v Mohammad Zahoor (2008)

Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v David Monroe Ayres & Christopher Grew (2008)

London Allied Holdings Ltd v Lee (2007)

Donegal International Ltd v Zambia & Anor (2007)

Peter Anthony Rennie v Westbury Homes (Holdings) Ltd (2007)

Shagun Dubey & Martha Thompson (Administrators Of Farepak Foods & Gifts Ltd) v Revenue & Customs

Newgate Stud Co & Newgate Stud Farm LLC v Anthony Penfold & Penfold Bloodstock Ltd (2005)

Kyrri-Royle v Burger King Ltd (2006)

Walker International Holdings Ltd v Congo & Ors (2005)

Harley Street Capital v Tchigirinsky & Ors (2005)

Kyrri-Royle & 3 Ors v Burger King Ltd & 6 Ors (2005)

JSC Zestafoni G Nikoladze Ferralloy Plant v Ronly Holdings Ltd (2004)

Peter Shalson & Jean-Claude Mimran & ORS v Onofrio Russo & Ors (2005)

SMAY Investments Ltd & Ors v Yogendra Sachdev & Ors (2003)

Might SA v Redbus Interhouse PLC & Ors (2003)

Peter Shalson & Ors v Onofrio Russo & Ors (2002)

Lionel Goldstein v Ronald Conley (2001)

Bogg & Ors v Raper & Ors (1998)

Plant & Anor v Plant (1997)

Baltic Insurance Group v Jordan Grand Prix Ltd & Ors (1997)

In re BCCI SA (1996)

Grand Metropolitan PLC v The William Hill Group Ltd (1996)

Slough Estates Plc v Welwyn Hatfield District Council (1996)

Gomba Holdings Ltd & Ors v Minories Finance Ltd & Ors (1992)

RPH Mirror Group sub nom In re Mirror Group Holdings Ltd (1992)

Lee Panavision Ltd v Lee Lighting Ltd (1991)

In re Jeffrey S. Levitt Ltd (1991)

BBMB Finance (Hong Kong) Ltd v Eda Holdings Ltd & Ors (1990)

Harrison v Thompson & OR (1989)

Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA v Aboody (1989)

Kemmis v Kemmis; Lazard Bros v Norah Holding (1988)

Haarhaus & Co GmbH v Law Debenture Trust Corporation PLC & Ors (1988)

Jelson (Estates) Ltd v Harvey (1983)

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Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) and the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association

MA (Cantab) First Class

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