Panellists

Charles Flint, QC, FCIArb

ADR EXPERIENCE [fa icon="caret-right"]

Charles has been a keen proponent of mediation for many years, having been an accredited mediator since 1999. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a Junior Counsel to the Crown (Common Law) conducting commercial litigation for government departments and was responsible for bringing some of the first major procurement litigation disputes to mediation. Since 1999 he has mediated the following types of disputes:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Sports Law
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS [fa icon="caret-right"]

His recent mediation experience includes:

  • Resolving a dispute between an investment bank and a commercial customer in India over an interest rate cross currency swaps transaction governed by ISDA terms
  • Resolving a claim by investment managers in Europe against an investment bank arising out of a disputed set off following the entry into administration of Lehman Brothers International
  • Resolving a dispute between investment managers in France claiming fees for the introduction of investors to a distributor of hedge funds and other alternative investment products
  • Resolving a claim by a hedge fund in liquidation against its administrators, custodian, and auditors in Hong Kong
  • Resolving a dispute on a liability insurance policy held by a manufacturer of parts for a commercial TV satellite which suffered a malfunction in orbit

He has also mediated a number of claims by former employees against financial firms for payment of discretionary remuneration. Significant cases he has mediated in the past include:

  • Resolving a dispute between investment banks arising out of the disputed interpretation of LMA terms applying to trades on the distressed debt market; the dispute was settled after a full day of mediation under a process which then required the mediator to deliver a non-binding recommendation on settlement; the dispute settled before the mediator delivered his recommendation
  • Resolving a loan recovery dispute between a major UK bank and borrowers on a substantial residential property portfolio; fraud was alleged by the bank but after two days of mediation; the dispute was settled
HONOURS, MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Appointed to the board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, 2013
  • Member of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body Adjudicatory Chamber, 2012
  • Appointed to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, 2009
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 1991
  • Member, LawWorks pro bono mediation panel and the sports dispute resolution service panel
  • Speaker, “Mediation and the FSA,” Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers, 2007
  • Speaker, Tony Curtis mediation debate, 2007
  • Speaker, City Debate, Futures & Options Association, 2002
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Accredited Mediator, 1999-present
  • Queen’s Counsel, 1995-present
  • Joint Head, Blackstone Chambers, 1998-2004
  • Junior Counsel, Crown (Common Law) (A List), 1991-1995
  • Barrister, Blackstone Chambers, 1975-1998
  • B.A./M.A. (Law), Cambridge University, Trinity College, 1974

Contact

Matthew Rushton
Deputy Managing Director
JAMS International, 70 Fleet Street,
London, UK EC4Y 1EU

T: +44 207 936 3538
F: +44 207 936 3325

mrushton@jamsinternational.com

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"Recognized as a leading barrister in London for financial services law."

Chambers, UK, 2011