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Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial
  • Financial Services
  • Company Law
  • Shareholders Disputes
  • Insolvency
  • International Carriage of Goods
  • Construction Adjudications
  • Media and Sports
  • Mediation

Education:

  • Admitted to the Bar, Hong Kong 1980
  • Admitted to the Bar Australia (ACT) 1990
  • Accredited as a Mediator (ADR) 2002

Experience:


Cameron’s practice encompasses advisory, drafting and negotiation and advocacy in courts, tribunals and mediations across a range of civil work, particularly Commercial and Chancery; Insolvency; Media and Sports and Intellectual Property.

Cameron has extensive experience with a wide range of commercial and media work in England, The United States and Asia. He has previously worked as General Counsel for the Golden Harvest Group; U.S. broadcaster NBC as Director of Legal and Business Affairs for their European networks including NBC Europe, CNBC and several joint ventures with other European broadcasters and ISL in Switzerland as their General Counsel..

Commercial and Chancery:

Advising, negotiating, pleading and litigating in the areas of financial services (particularly mis-selling of interest rate products and FCA regulatory breaches); commercial, contractual and corporate disputes and company law issues (including shareholder disputes and s.994 petitions); directors’ liability and disqualification; equitable remedies (including freezing and search orders); insolvency (corporate and individual); international carriage of goods by road and sea, including CMR claims.

Media and Sports:

• including film, television and music production, • licensing and distribution, • sports sponsorship and marketing, • governing body relationships.

Cameron has previously worked for General Counsel for the Golden Harvest Group; U.S. broadcaster NBC as Director of Legal and Business Affairs for their European networks including NBC Europe, CNBC and several joint ventures with other European broadcasters and ISL in Switzerland as their General Counsel


Commercial Mediation


Accredited as a mediator in 2002 (ADR) Cameron has been involved in a number of successful mediations covering a broad range of commercial disputes, acting as sole mediator or advocating and negotiating on behalf of parties, including:

  • Multiple disputes between major banks and SME customers concerning the mis-selling of interest rate derivatives
  • Dispute between shareholders in a closely-held transport company
  • Dispute between shareholders in an international hotel company
  • Insurance claim arising out of a cancelled music event
  • Dispute between joint venture parties as to distribution of profits
  • Claim against former directors for breach of statutory duties and recovery of assets
  • Claim against IT company concerning development of new technology.


Reported Cases:

• Alokozay & Another v Alokozay & Others [2019] EWHC 1631 (Ch) [2019] 6WLUK 351. Civil fraud, whether resulting trust. Relevance of contemporaneous documents where main witnesses evidence not credible.


• Caleb Construction Ltd v. Walker Lees Ltd [2008] EWHC (TCC) - Costs: Special cases: circumstances in which non-parties to the litigation (in this case directors of the claimant company) could be ordered to pay the costs of the successful defendant : CPR 48(2) and Supreme Court Act 1981, s.51.



• T. Comedy Limited v. Easy Managed Transport Limited [2007] 2 All ER (Comm) 189; [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 397; [2007] EWHC 611(Comm). International carriage of goods by road: carrier’s lien under RHA Conditions of Carriage 1998; whether this was compatible with Article 13.2 of the CMR (Uniform Rules for International Carriage of Goods).

• JJ Burgess & Sons v. Office of Fair Trading and Others [2005] CAT 25 – Competition Act s.18; dominance in a geographical area; where refusal to supply a competitor amounts to discrimination; objective justification.

• Koo & Another v. Lam [1992] IPR 243 - existence of copyright in a questionnaire used in medical research; misuse of confidential information in an academic setting; infringement of copyright.

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