Adam is an expert in commercial litigation and arbitration, acting for a broad range of UK and international clients. He has particular expertise in contractual disputes of all kinds; shipping and commodities; insurance and reinsurance; banking and finance; civil fraud; jurisdiction and the conflict of laws.
Professional memberships: Commercial Bar Association; London Maritime Arbitrators Association (Supporting Member); London Shipping Law Centre; British Insurance Law Association; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.
Before joining 7KBW in 2009, Adam spent a year teaching commercial law at Brasenose College, Oxford.
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Adam is regularly instructed in banking and finance matters, with particular expertise in the ship-financing sector. He was sole counsel for HSBC Bank Plc in a recent 2-week commercial court trial in which the bank obtained judgment for $9 million against the personal guarantor of two $15 million loan facilities.
Adam acts in a broad range of disputes involving civil fraud, with particular expertise in freezing orders and ancillary relief. He has given lectures on topics including freezing injunctions and piercing the corporate veil.
Adam specialises in commercial disputes across all sectors. Before coming to Chambers, Adam was a lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he taught commercial law.
Adam specialises in all aspects of international trade including commodities disputes.
Adam acts in a broad range of insurance and reinsurance disputes in the Commercial Court and in arbitration, both in England and Wales and overseas. He has been involved in numerous marine insurance matters, including The Silva  2 Lloyd’s Rep 141, which involved findings of serious governmental misconduct. He is also experienced in ‘Bermuda Form’ disputes and their cognates, and understands the demands of effective collaboration between teams of counsel in multiple jurisdictions.
Adam acts in a broad range of shipping and transport disputes in the Commercial Court and in arbitration.
7KBW team secures summary judgment for YieldStreet on US$76.7 million personal guarantee claim
HSBC Bank Plc succeeds in $9 million personal guarantee claim
Commercial Court analyses familiar Greek-law defences to guarantee claims
“Silva” Melinda Holdings SA -v- Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Ltd