Hilary Heilbron QC

Hilary Heilbron QC has extensive experience as counsel both in international arbitration and commercial litigation acting for a wide range of national and international clients in very substantial disputes. She has appeared as leading counsel in the Supreme Court, House of Lords and Privy Council. She also regularly sits as an international arbitrator and is a qualified mediator.

Hilary has wide experience in a range of areas of law, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation, both international and domestic. She has considerable knowledge of international conflicts, jurisdictional and similar issues, and has spoken and written about this on many occasions. Her experience ranges from various contractual disputes to insurance, international trade, banking, financial services, professional negligence and defamation law as well as other areas of law. In the commercial field her clients have included international conglomerates, utility companies, key financial regulators, FTSE 100 companies, governments as well as many foreign and national public and private companies. She has appeared as counsel in professional disciplinary hearings and appeals. She also has the relatively rare experience of having been a Department of Trade and Industry Inspector in a DTI inquiry into a major public company. She has also conducted an insider dealing inquiry. She has advised and represented international celebrities and other well known people in defamation cases.

Cases of note include

  • La Societe pour la Recherche, la Production, le Transport, la Transformation et la Commercialisation des Hydrocarbures SpA (Sonatrach) v Statoil Natural Gas LLC (Statoil) [2014] EWHC 875 (Comm)
  • SulAmerica Cia Nacional de Seguros & 5 others -v- (1) Enesa Engenharia S.A – Enesa (2) Energia Sustentavel do Brasil – ESBR (3) Construcoes e Comerica Camargo Correa [2012] EWHC 42 (Comm)
  • Dallah Real Estate Tourism Holding Co v Government of Pakistan [2010] UKSC 46
  • Marjorie Ilma Knox v John Vere Evelyn Dean and Others [2005] UKPC 25
  • Zockoll Group Limited v Mercury Communications Ltd
  • R v SS for National Heritage ex parte J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Giles v Thompson (H.L.)
  • Re: Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (No 10)
  • Else (1982) Ltd v Parkland Holdings Ltd
  • Nigel Zoan v Beatrice Rouamba
  • Re Pharmedica GmbH’s International Application No 649830
  • Ketley v Gilbert
  • Lakah Group v Al Jazeera Satellite Channel (Court of Appeal)

You can find further information on the Brick Court Chambers website.