Hugo Page QC has been practising at the bar since 1978. He has worked throughout his career both as counsel with sole responsibility for a particular matter and as part of a larger team. His experience has given him a wide perspective on the role which members of the bar can usefully play in advising and representing clients. 

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Commercial

Hugo Page QC has very extensive experience in general commercial work, with particular emphasis on shipping and aviation. He has represented many shipowners and charterers, oil rig operators, towage companies and airlines, as well as lessors and lessees of commercial passenger aircraft. He has extensive advocacy experience both in court and in arbitration.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Hugo Page QC has worked and is currently working on several substantial fraud cases, representing both Claimants and Defendants. He has developed a particular emphasis on the consequences of misfeasance by company directors and on tracing the proceeds of fraud in other jurisdictions. 

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Insurance & Reinsurance

Hugo Page QC has worked on several substantial insurance and reinsurance cases, representing both Claimants and Defendants.

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Banking

Hugo has represented Claimants and Defendants against banks in claims arising out of third party fraud and commercial and property disputes, in particular in relation to the intervention of the National Assets Management Agency (“NAMA”) of Ireland in English development loans. 

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Achievements

Publications

  • Halsbury's Laws. Arbitration. 4th ed. Reissue. Butterworths.

Selected earlier reported cases

Commercial

  • Crema v Cenkos [2010] 2 All ER (Comm) 1; [2011] 1 WLR 2066; [2011] 4 Costs LR 552.
  • Crossbow Cement v Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank SA (the “Long Guan”)
  • Reliance Aerospace v China Sonangol
  • Atlas Petroleum v Noble Energy Limited
  • Hindustan Oil Exploration Company v Hardy Oil and Gas Company
  • Krishnaswamy v Roseburg
  • Istil Group v Republic of Kazakhstan [2007] EWCA Civ 471; [2007] Lloyds Rep 548
  • Interport Marine v Somagec (Commercial Court)
  • The “Masquerade”
  • Sabena Technics v Singapore Airlines [2003] EWHC 1318 (Comm)
  • Societe Eram v Compagnie Internationale de Navigation [2003] 3 WLR 21 (HL)
  • The “Serenade” (Court of Appeal)
  • Pisar Antma Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd v Total SA
  • IBM v Bath Press Limited
  • The “Donetsk” 
  • MTR Metals v Republic of Kazakhstan 
  • Fox v Hendersons Investments [1999] 2 Lloyds Rep 303 
  • Lewis & Peate v Almatu.  Independent April 1992
  • Fercometal SARL v Mediterranean Shipping Co [1988] 2 Lloyds Rep 199
  • Babanaft v Bassatne [1988] 2 Lloyds Rep 435
  • Hitachi v Viafiel 
  • Angelicoussis v I.H.I.
  • The ‘Jay Robertson’ 

Civil Fraud and Malicious Prosecution, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

  • Hayer v Oakstead Homes
  • DEG-Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft v Koshy (Chancery Division [2001] All ER (D) 389 (Oct) and Court of Appeal [2003] EWCA Civ 1929)
  • Arab Monetary Fund v Hashim
  • Gwembe Valley Development Company v Koshy [2004] 1 BCLC 131

Insurance & Reinsurance

  • R+V Versicherungs AG v Risk Insurance and Reinsurance and ors
  • Reass v Markel

Banking

  • Moorview and ors v First Active Plc and ors.
  • Chailease Finance v Credit Agricole Indosuez [2000] 1 Lloyds Rep 348
  • Jyske Bank v Heinl [1999] Lloyds Rep (Banking) 511

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