John Robb

John specialises in commercial litigation.  He is ranked in the fields of banking and finance, civil fraud, international trade, public & administrative law and shipping.

John has been listed as one of the top 10 juniors for Commercial Litigation under eight years’ call and is regularly praised for being “incredibly hardworking and very bright”, “fiercely intelligent and able to deliver perfectly reasoned and strategic advice quickly“, a “very thoughtful, calm junior with excellent communication and technical skills”, and an “excellent team player”.  He is also described as having “an unparalleled ability to deal with difficult clients in highly-pressured situations”, and as being “a powerhouse of an advocate”.

A substantial part of John’s practice is in the Commercial Court or in arbitrations.  He has acted (led and unled) in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in heavyweight commercial litigations including Tchenguiz v SFO (2013-2014), Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton (2015-2018) and Suppipat v Narongdej (2020-2023).  He has considerable experience of interlocutory and procedural law, including freezing injunctions, jurisdiction, partnership disputes and disclosure-related applications.