Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Call: 2016

Practice Profile


Henry is a commercial barrister specialising in complex disputes. He acts principally for corporate entities in heavy commercial litigation and international arbitration across the following practice areas: commercial disputes, energy, civil fraud, international trade, jurisdiction and procedure, insurance and reinsurance, and financial services.

His recent led work includes:

  • Stonegate v MS Amlin & Ors, a claim for over £845m, one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2022, led by Gavin Kealey QC, Adam Fenton QC and Sushma Ananda
  • FCA v Arch [2021] AC 649 (SC), the first test case under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme, led by Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC and Sushma Ananda
  • Lamesa v Cynergy Bank [2021] 2 All ER (Comm) 573 (CA), an appeal about US sanctions, led by Jonathan Crow QC
  • Consulting Concepts v CPA [2022] EWHC 461 (Comm), a successful strike out of a £50m claim, led by Gavin Kealey QC
  • VTB v Antipinsky [2021] EWHC 1758 (Comm), a successful jurisdiction challenge worth US$300m+, led by Michael Holmes QC
  • NIVE v Rembrandt [2020] QB 551 (CA), successfully resisting an appeal in a leading fraud case, led by Gavin Kealey QC

As sole counsel, Henry has recently succeeded at trial for City insurance brokers in a commercial contract dispute, and acted successfully in a major event cancellation dispute concerning a communicable disease extension.

Henry has also appeared in a number of other reported cases in past years, including:

  • Apache North Sea Ltd v Euroil Exploration Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1397, an appeal concerning a North Sea farmout agreement, led by David Allen QC
  • Aegean Baltic Bank SA v Renzlor Shipping Ltd [2021] Lloyd’s Rep Plus 41; [2020] EWHC 2851 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 2736 (Comm): successfully resisting a joinder application brought by hull and machinery insurers and appearing for the bank at the trial of a dispute about a mortgagee’s duties, led by Peter MacDonald Eggers QC
  • Quiana Navigation SA v Pacific Gulf Shipping (Singapore)[2020] Bus LR 1435; [2019] EWHC 3171 (Comm); a section 69 appeal concerning a standard form withdrawal clause, led by Robert Bright QC
  • The Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge Ltd[2019] Lloyd’s Rep IR 12; [2018] EWHC 1083 (Comm)[2018] EWHC 2185 (Comm)[2018] EWHC 2548 (Comm): successfully representing the American School of Dubai in a major trial of issues concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards worth c. US$20m+, led by James Brocklebank QC
  • Apache Beryl I Ltd v Marathon Oil [2017] EWHC 2504 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 2462 (Comm): an expedited trial concerning private equity investment in North Sea infrastructure, valued at over US$100m, led by David Allen QC
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration Case 2017-19: an UNCITRAL arbitration between oil traders and an African state, led by Stephen Hofmeyr QC

Henry is regularly instructed by parties in high-value commercial disputes. He has a wide range of experience advising on and acting in litigation and arbitration in this field.

  • Stonegate v MS Amlin & Ors, a COVID-19 BI claim for over £845m, led by Gavin Kealey QC, Adam Fenton QC and Sushma Ananda (one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2022).
  • FCA Test Case (FCA v Arch) [2021] UKSC 1; [2021] AC 649, led by Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC and Sushma Ananda (and at first instance: [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 1572 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 1724 (Comm)): the first ever case under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme in which a ‘leapfrog’ appeal to the Supreme Court was heard five months after the claim was issued. One of Henry’s clients, Ecclesiastical, was wholly successful in the litigation.
  • Lamesa v Cynergy Bank [2021] 2 All ER (Comm) 573; [2020] EWCA Civ 821, led by Jonathan Crow QC: a leading English appellate authority on US secondary sanctions and their effect on contracts.
  • Consulting Concepts v CPA [2022] EWHC 461 (Comm), led by Gavin Kealey QC: successfully striking out of £50m claim on limitation grounds.
  • VTB Commodities v JSC Antipinsky Refinery [2021] EWHC 1758 (Comm), led by Michael Holmes QC: successfully representing one of the applicants in a jurisdiction challenge to a conspiracy claim valued at over US$300 million.
  • BV Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v Rembrandt [2020] QB 551; [2019] EWCA Civ 596, led by Gavin Kealey QC: appearing for the successful respondent in the leading case on the test for inducement in fraudulent misrepresentation. The case is also an important authority on the ability to bring a claim in contract in respect of third-party loss.
  • Apache Beryl I Ltd v Marathon Oil [2017] EWHC 2504 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 2462 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 2258 (Comm): led by David Allen QC in an expedited £100m+ trial of a JV dispute, readied in 7 weeks, with a successful outcome for the client.
  • Successfully acting for the defendant in a multi-million dollar jurisdiction dispute concerning an alleged 3D printer joint venture, led by James Brocklebank QC.
  • Defending a claim breach of warranty under a share purchase agreement in respect an energy services company, led by James Brocklebank QC.
  • Appearing in the High Court for several Pakistani banks seeking to set aside service out of the jurisdiction (as sole counsel).

Henry regularly acts in the highest-profile insurance and reinsurance disputes. His experience includes Commercial Court disputes and Bermuda Form arbitration, as well as specialist advisory work.

  • Stonegate v MS Amlin & Ors, a COVID-19 BI claim for over £845m, led by Gavin Kealey QC, Adam Fenton QC and Sushma Ananda (one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2022).
  • FCA Test Case (FCA v Arch) [2021] UKSC 1; [2021] AC 649, led by Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC and Sushma Ananda (and at first instance: [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 1572 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 1724 (Comm)): the first ever case under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme in which a ‘leapfrog’ appeal to the Supreme Court was heard five months after the claim was issued. One of Henry’s clients, Ecclesiastical, was wholly successful in the litigation.
  • Aegean Baltic Bank SA v Renzlor Shipping Ltd [2021] Lloyd’s Rep Plus 41; [2020] EWHC 2851 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 2736 (Comm), led by Peter MacDonald Eggers QC: successfully resisting a joinder application brought by hull and machinery insurers and appearing for the bank at the trial of a dispute about a mortgagee’s duties.
  • The Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge Ltd [2019] Lloyd’s Rep IR 12; [2018] EWHC 1083 (Comm)[2018] EWHC 2185 (Comm)[2018] EWHC 2548 (Comm), led by James Brocklebank QC: successfully acting in a hard-fought trial concerning the insurance consequences of Dubai arbitral awards worth US$20m+.
  • Acting in a US$20m+ Bermuda Form arbitration concerning the settlement of a major liability claim, led by Gavin Kealey QC.
  • Acting in a commission claim brought by leading City insurance brokers against Deutsche Bank AG (as sole counsel).

Henry’s experience of commercial fraud disputes spans litigation, arbitration, and advisory work.

  • VTB Commodities v JSC Antipinsky Refinery [2021] EWHC 1758 (Comm), led by Michael Holmes QC: successfully representing one of the applicants in a jurisdiction challenge to a conspiracy claim valued at over US$300 million.
  • BV Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v Rembrandt [2020] QB 551; [2019] EWCA Civ 596, led by Gavin Kealey QC: appearing for the successful respondent in the leading case on the test for inducement in fraudulent misrepresentation. The case is also an important authority on the ability to bring a claim in contract in respect of third-party loss.
  • Markel Syndicate Management Ltd v Hippo Versicherungsvermittlung GmbH: obtaining worldwide freezing and proprietary injunctions as sole counsel in the Commercial Court in a breach of contract/trust claim.

Henry has a wide range of experience of energy and energy-related disputes. He has acted in high-value disputes about infrastructure and long-term contracts (including JV contracts, JOAs, and farm-in and farm-out agreements).

  • Apache North Sea Ltd v Euroil Exploration Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1397, led by David Allen QC (and at first instance: [2019] EWHC 3241 (Comm)): a significant appeal concerning the interpretation and application of a North Sea farmout agreement.
  • Apache Beryl I Ltd v Marathon Oil [2017] EWHC 2504 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 2462 (Comm); [2017] EWHC 2258 (Comm): led by David Allen QC in an expedited £100m+ trial of a JV dispute, readied in 7 weeks, with a successful outcome for the client.
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration Case 2017-19: an UNCITRAL arbitration between oil traders and an African state, led by Stephen Hofmeyr QC

Henry’s has significant experience of international arbitration. He acted in Permanent Court of Arbitration Case 2017-19, an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning a dispute between oil traders and an African state, led by Stephen Hofmeyr QC. Henry also has experience of arbitration-related applications, including applications for relief under s. 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and for permission to appeal under s. 69 of the Act.

Henry has acted in a very wide range of shipping and international trade disputes in arbitration, under different sets of institutional rules, and in the Commercial Court. A reported example of his work in this field is Quiana Navigation SA v Pacific Gulf Shipping (Singapore) [2020] Bus LR 1435; [2019] EWHC 3171 (Comm), a section 69 appeal concerning a standard form withdrawal clause, led by Robert Bright QC.

Henry has experience of aviation disputes in a range of contexts. Examples of work in this area include acting for a private aircraft chartering company in a dispute with a services company and acting in a contractual dispute concerning two private aircraft chartering businesses.

Publications

Languages

  • Conversational French and Dutch
  • 2012-15 – MA (Cantab) in Law: starred double first (top of year), University of Cambridge 2015-16 – Bar Professional Training Course: Outstanding, City University London

    Awards

    University of Cambridge

    • Slaughter and May Prize (best overall final-year Law results) (2015)
    • Sweet & Maxwell Prize (best overall first-year Law results) (2013)
    • Herbert Smith Freehills Prize for Conflict of Laws (2015)
    • Clifford Chance Prize for European Union Law (shared) (2015)
    • Erskine Chambers Prize for Company Law (2015)
    • One Chancery Lane Prize for the Law of Tort (2013)
    • ECS Wade Prize for Constitutional Law (2013)

    Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

    • Rebecca Flower and James William Squire Scholarships (2014; 2015); Richard Akinjide Prize (2015); A W Woolf Prize (2014; 2015); Michael Lyndon-Stanford Prize (2013; 2014); Leonard Coling Scholarship (2013; 2014; 2015); Parry Dutton Travel Scholarship (2013)

    Gray’s Inn

    • Lee Essay Prize (2016); Prince of Wales Scholarship (2015)