Expert resume of Adrian Beltrami QC
Adrian Beltrami QC is the Joint Head of Chambers at 3VB. He specialises in commercial litigation and advisory work, both domestic and multinational. His litigation practice includes banking and financial services, commercial disputes, corporate insolvency and restructuring, professional negligence involving solicitors, accountants and valuers, civil fraud and asset tracing, restitution, off-shore trusts, forum disputes, injunctions, freezing and search orders and other interim remedies. He is also instructed in arbitrations in the same fields.
Adrian has wide advocacy experience and has acted in a number of complex financial cases, in England and in commonwealth jurisdictions, including JPMorgan Chase v Springwe/1, Real Estate Opportunities v Aberdeen Asset Managers, BCCI, Polly Peck, Grupo Torras, Thyssen and TXU. He has recently acted in a string of trials involving financial institutions arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, such as Titan Steel Wheels v RBS, Camerata v Credit Suisse, Zaki v Credit Suisse, SNCB v UBS, AI Sulaiman v Credit Suisse and Torre v RBS. Such cases frequently involve structured notes, funds and other investment products, asset allocation strategies, interest rate and other swaps, securitisations, loan syndications and valuations. He was instructed throughout in Graiseley Properties v Barclays Bank pte and is involved in many other cases concerning LIBOR and EURIBOR.
Adrian's current instructions include acting as Leading Counsel in The Libyan Investment Authority v Societe Generate, Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton and Marme v Royal Bank of Scotland.
In February 2016, he was appointed (together with Sir Bernard Rix and Mark Hapgood QC) as a member of the first External Review Panel of the ISDA EMEA Determinations Committee, determining whether a Credit Event had occurred in respect of Novo Banco SA.
Adrian was awarded Banking and Finance Silk of 2013 at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards. He was nominated on the shortlist for Commercial Silk of 2016 at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards. He was included by Chambers 2014 as one of the Top 100 Silks at the Bar. He is regularly listed in the Directories as a Leading Silk in the fields of Banking and Finance, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Fraud, Chancery Commercial and Restructuring/Insolvency.