Ciaran Keller

Ciaran Keller
24 Lincoln's Inn Fields
+44 20 7813 8000


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

Ciaran is ranked in the legal directories in commercial dispute resolution, commercial chancery, civil fraud, banking and finance, partnership and energy disputes. He is described by commentators as “outstanding”, “brilliant” and “sublime”; as “extremely intelligent, incredibly user-friendly, responsive [and] practical”; and as “junior counsel of choice for a number of leading instructing solicitors and silks, who is just as comfortable appearing in the Commercial Court as the Chancery Division”.

His practice includes commercial and commercial chancery litigation and arbitration, civil fraud, banking and financial services-related litigation, company, partnership and insolvency matters, energy and minerals, fiduciaries and professional negligence. He is regularly instructed in large-scale international disputes (including enforcing and challenging arbitral awards, international debt recovery and obtaining and resisting freezing orders) and cases involving questions as to the appropriate choice of law or jurisdiction. Ciaran has also acted in a number of claims for and against sovereign states (for which he is described by The Legal 500 as “the foremost junior on questions of sovereign immunity at the Bar”).

Ciaran also has a notable offshore practice, having been instructed on disputes in, among others, Jersey, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. He has been admitted as a member of the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

Ciaran was formerly a Member of HM Diplomatic Service (serving at the United Nations and the British Embassy, Lisbon). He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (MA, first-class honours), where he was awarded the Gibbs, John House and Shell Prizes, and an open scholarship.

WWL says: Ciaran Keller is highly regarded as a “technically excellent and very bright” barrister. Clients are particularly impressed by “his highly collaborative approach in preparing for trial on both submissions and cross-examination”.

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