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Terence Mowschenson QC

Call: 1977    QC: 1995

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Practice Overview

Terence has been ranked as a leading silk in Chambers & Partners for chancery commercial, commercial dispute resolutions, company and offshore and also ranked in related similarly in related fields in The Legal 500.

He has been described as “first rate”, “a tenacious advocate with a strong court room presence” and as having “the wisdom of Solomon “ and the ability “to predict what opponents will do”: Legal 500, 2013. The legal directories note that “he is both highly intelligent and very easy to work with – he’s so great in conference that we have no hesitation in putting him forward to clients” and “…he has astoundingly good judgment and is almost clairvoyant in predicting what the judge and the other side will do”.  Chambers & Partners, 2014 note that “he is very clever, a very good advocate and is very well regarded by his peers.

He has an extensive offshore practice advising on the laws of and/or appearing in the BVI, Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, and the Isle of Man.

He has renowned experience in areas relating to –

  • Banking and finance
  • Company law (including shareholders agreements and disputes, stock exchange trading and broking)
  • Commercial disputes
  • Financing arrangements structured investment products
  • Hedge funds
  • Cross border insolvency
  • Fraud, asset tracing and recovery
  • Partnership and joint ventures
  • Professional liability
  • Trust disputes

International Limited v Raven and others in the Commercial Court and Michailidis v Calyon (the former Credit Agricola) in the Gibraltar Court of Appeal and which is due to be heard in the Privy Council in the latter half of 2014 and he acted for Herald Fund SPC in the Cayman Islands.

Much of his work is international in nature and he has a well-deserved reputation for his international expertise, acting and advising in the UK and in many offshore jurisdictions and arbitral tribunals. His pre–eminence in multi-jurisdictional disputes involves him in strategy, interim remedies such as freezing injunctions, conflicts of law, and asset tracing and recovery.