Robert Bright joined 7KBW in 1988, following the completion of his pupillage, and he has since practised here in all the classes of litigation frequently seen in the Commercial Court and in commercial arbitrations. Bright took silk in 2006.
His work has always included a large proportion of shipping, commodities and other international trade disputes, as well as associated insurance and reinsurance matters, and these sectors continue to be specialisms that he particularly enjoys and excels in. Recent shipping cases have included several shipbuilding and shipsale matters. Most cases are international/multi-jurisdictional in character, and often include issues relating to jurisdiction and/or to asset-tracing/recovery claims.
Much of Bright’s work in recent years has been in arbitrations (which are confidential). Specific recent and forensic experience in the Commercial Court includes a $90m international commodities claim and a $30m cargo claim, as well as several smaller actions (for example, a £10m shareholder dispute, a £15m professional liability dispute, a $3m demurrage claim). Recent arbitrations include a very large number of LMAA arbitrations, as well as several LCIA and ICC arbitrations (and some appointments as arbitrator). His work as an advocate has included appearances in several international arbitrations taking place overseas, in Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
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Information sourced from the 7KBW website.