Craig Orr QC

Craig Orr QC
Office:
Temple
EC4Y 9AR
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7583 2000
Fax:
+44 20 7583 0118

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Civil Fraud - Silks

Craig Orr QC is one of the leading silks practising at the English Commercial Bar. He commenced practice in 1988 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006. He has a wide-ranging commercial practice encompassing both arbitration and higher court litigation. His particular specialisms include banking and financial services, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, insurance, telecommunications and natural resources. He undertakes advocacy before first instance and appellate courts in England, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Bermuda and acted as an expert on English law in various foreign jurisdictions, including Canada and Singapore. 

Much of Craig’s work is international in scope. He is an expert in handling multi-jurisdictional disputes. Recently, he represented the Libyan Investment Authority in a multi-billion dollar bribery and corruption claim against Societe Generale; acted for Kroll in defending a US$500 million fraud action arising out of business in the Gulf; represented Pathfinder Minerals plc in proceedings to enforce rights over mineral sand deposits in Mozambique; and appeared for claimants in UNCITRAL and LCIA arbitrations arising out of defence and telecommunications projects in Africa. 

Craig has been instructed in many high profile financial disputes, including claims arising out of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the winding-up of Icelandic banks after the financial crash and the bankruptcy of Akai Holdings in Hong Kong. He is currently acting in disputes concerning ownership of a hedge-fund manager in London, the sale of a major telecommunications business in Bulgaria and redemption of a US$100 million structured finance investment sold to Gulf investors.

WWL says: Craig Orr QC is an “experienced fraud litigator” and “a really tough advocate” with a wealth of experience in domestic and international litigation and arbitration.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: UK Bar which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Banking and Finance - Silks

Craig Orr QC is one of the leading silks practising at the English Commercial Bar. He commenced practice in 1988 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006. He has a wide-ranging commercial practice encompassing both arbitration and higher court litigation. His particular specialisms include banking and financial services, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, insurance, telecommunications and natural resources. He undertakes advocacy before first instance and appellate courts in England, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Bermuda and acted as an expert on English law in various foreign jurisdictions, including Canada and Singapore. 

Much of Craig’s work is international in scope. He is an expert in handling multi-jurisdictional disputes. Recently, he represented the Libyan Investment Authority in a multi-billion dollar bribery and corruption claim against Societe Generale; acted for Kroll in defending a US$500 million fraud action arising out of business in the Gulf; represented Pathfinder Minerals plc in proceedings to enforce rights over mineral sand deposits in Mozambique; and appeared for claimants in UNCITRAL and LCIA arbitrations arising out of defence and telecommunications projects in Africa. 

Craig has been instructed in many high profile financial disputes, including claims arising out of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the winding-up of Icelandic banks after the financial crash and the bankruptcy of Akai Holdings in Hong Kong. He is currently acting in disputes concerning ownership of a hedge-fund manager in London, the sale of a major telecommunications business in Bulgaria and redemption of a US$100 million structured finance investment sold to Gulf investors.

WWL says: Sources are left "very impressed" by Craig Orr QC, with one citing him as "the single hardest-working silk I've ever encountered".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: UK Bar which can be purchased from our Shop.

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