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South Square continues to lead the way for its work in insolvency and restructuring. On top of this, the internationally successful set also stands out in the area of banking and finance, and has 32 listings in our editions.

An incredible 22 practitioners are singled out for their “stellar” work in insolvency and restructuring. We list 14 leading silks and eight juniors from the set. Of these, six are also listed as outstanding in the area of banking and finance. Antony Zacaroli QC is a “standout” in his broad commercial litigation practice, and is a “font of knowledge” according to peers. Robin Dicker QC is “simply first-class” with experience in many high-profile cases including the the Nortel and Lehman Brothers case at the Supreme Court, Eurosail, Rubin v Eurofinance and Mills v HSBC. He is also a “key player” in the area of civil fraud. William Trower QC is the “go-to lawyer” for clients and peers alike, and is recommended as a “consummate expert” for his work in major and precedent-setting cases, as well as his “sound knowledge and advice” on a wide variety of matters. Tom Smith QC has a “highly personable approach” and is “extremely able” in restructurings and schemes of arrangement and banking disputes. Jeremy Goldring QC is “great on his feet” and has appear in leading cases such as Standard Chartered Bank v Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and Re Stanford International Bank. Daniel Bayfield QC is “superb” across these practice areas, as well as sports. He has a “sterling reputation” for being involved in high-profile cases such as the UK Lehman Brothers matter, among others.

Also to mention are Felicity Toube QC, who is a “leading authority” in both insolvency and restructuring and fraud civil. She is highly commended for her “careful handling” of international proceedings in English law as well as other common law jurisdictions. Gabriel Moss QC is “world-class” in insolvency and restructuring and company and partnership, acting as lead counsel in major Supreme Court, Privy Council, CJEU and EFTA court cases.

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