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Rowan practice encompasses commercial/chancery litigation and arbitration. He has a busy domestic and international practice, appearing in a variety of courts and tribunals, as well as arbitration and adjudication proceedings. Rowan practises as a UK registered barrister from 3 hare Court Chambers in London, and from Hassans International Law Firm in Gibraltar. https://www.gibraltarlaw.com. Rowan is an experienced commercial litigator, who has, with the assistance of his clients, successfully run a number of high value and high profile pieces of commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is keenly strategic and commercial in this thinking and approach to the resolution of your case, whatever its size or complexity.

Depending on the nature of the case, Rowan can run the case from start to finish without the need for solicitors or additional layers of costs. The client will remain responsible for filing and serving documents (which cannot be done on a direct access basis). In larger or more complex cases, Rowan has access to a number of partner institutions to offer administrative and legal support services as required (for the filing and serving of documents, securing expert evidence and so on).

Rowan is ranked in the directories as a leading barrister in his fields:

Legal 500 (2019)
‘He has extensive knowledge of the legal systems of various overseas territories. ’

Legal 500 (2018)
‘He has a brilliant and versatile legal mind and a real passion for his cases and his clients.’

Recent cases include:

• ICC Arbitration (London), concerning diversion of business assets in breach of contract /breach of trust (energy sector – partial state funded JV geothermal project in Africa).

• High Court civil fraud /breach of trust (Quistclose) and dishonest assistance claim, in the context of a property development and investment dispute (including interim relief: freezing orders, asset preservation orders and restraining injunctions).

• Commercial Arbitration (LCIA, London), involving allegations of State corruption and breach of contract in relation to off-shore development and investment scheme in the Caribbean (public/private law issues combined – acting for the State)..

• Acting for the claimants in £27m renewable energy arbitration (LCIA, London) (on-shore run of the river facility in Africa – payment dispute / breach of warranty / output performance).

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