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Caleb Bompas

T: +44 20 7809 2996 M: +44 78 3478 0627 Email Caleb | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Art and cultural property

Art and cultural property

Restructuring/insolvency - Personal insolvency (UK-wide)

Restructuring/insolvency - Personal insolvency (UK-wide)

Caleb Bompas Associate

Contact details

Caleb Bompas

Caleb Bompas
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2996 M: +44 78 3478 0627 Email Caleb | Vcard Office: London

Caleb's broad practice covers the full ambit of dispute resolution and commercial litigation. He has a particular focus on contentious insolvency, and finance. He is quick to understand his clients' issues and provides practical solutions.
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Caleb has acted on a number of proceedings before the High Court and mediations. He is a commercial and pragmatic lawyer and works closely with a variety of third parties including barristers, foreign lawyers and experts.

Caleb advises clients in a wide range of sectors including insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, office holders, international auction houses and high-profile individuals.

Caleb's insolvency practice covers both corporate and personal insolvency. His particular focus is court driven and contentious matters, including Insolvency Act applications, full-blown litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.

“Up and coming associate Caleb Bompas has exceptional legal and client handling skills as well as hands-on experience.”
The Legal 500 UK 2020

 

  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation

Caleb has advised clients of all descriptions in relation to restructuring and insolvency situations.

Bankruptcies

Various personal insolvencies ranging from the domestic, involving sale and possession orders, eviction orders, setting-aside bankruptcy petitions, to the complex and high profile, involving recalcitrant individuals with multi-million pound debts and disputed assets in various jurisdictions. Notable Bankruptcies include Boris Becker and Gergory Trefilov (former Russian Oligarch).

Corporate insolvency

Advising insolvency practitioners on the full ambit of matters arising in corporate insolvency including: pre-pack sales, retention of title issues, antecedent transactions, validity of appointments, adjudication of proofs of debt, assignment of claims.

Sale of Bolton Football Club

Advising the administrators on the successful high profile rescue of Bolton Football Club though a complex asset sale involving multiple stake holders, the settlement and novation of secured debt, the release and retaking of security, various employment issues and ensuring a requisite disposition to the unsecured creditors to satisfy the EFL’s insolvency rules.

Defending Directors

Advising former directors on a claim for breach of fiduciary duty brought against them by an administrator.

Acting for Creditors

Pursuing debt recovery for creditors, if necessary appointing receivers/administrators and winding-up companies. Advising on IVAs.

Scheme of arrangement

Advising independent directors in a novel scheme of arrangement set up by a financial services company involving 2 million consumers. Stakeholders included regulatory authorities and 11 major banks.

Receivership

Acting for the court appointed Receivers of Sebastian Holdings Inc, put in office by Deutsche Bank AG to assist with its efforts to enforce an English High Court judgment of cUSD $300 million.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Caleb has broad experience of achieving successful outcomes for clients in a range of high value disputes.

Investment banking litigation

Acted for a large hedge fund on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to mis-management of investments by the fund manager.

Investor disputes

Acting in two sets of proceedings arising out of the fraud orchestrated by Bernard Madoff.

Insolvency

Caleb regularly advises, as creditors, financial institutions on how to recover their debts from recalcitrant, financially distressed or insolvent counterparties.

Caleb has a broad commercial disputes practice which encompasses a wide variety of litigation and investigations.

Insolvency

Covering both corporate and personal matters, Caleb acts for all stakeholders in the insolvency process. His particular focus is court driven and contentious matters, including Insolvency Act applications and full-blown litigation/dispute resolution.

Commercial dispute – Sotheby’s vs Mark Weiss Ltd and Ors

Acting for an established London old master dealer in a high profile authenticity dispute regarding a Hals painting sold privately through Sotheby's. The dynamic case involved disputes over contract law, agency law, forensic analysis of paint. It also involved taking evidence from multiple jurisdictions. The case was much reported in both the legal and international press.

Insurance disputes

Experience in both the obtaining of D&O policies as well as litigating on behalf of insureds for the recovery of payment from insurers pursuant to a D&O policy.

Investment banking litigation

Acted for a large hedge fund on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to mis-management of investments by the fund manager.

Fraud and asset tracing

Caleb's work for insolvency practitioners often involves tracing the proceeds of fraud that has caused corporate or personal insolvency.

Trust litigation

Recent experience of litigation arising out Employment-Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (EFRBS) and Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) set up for football players, sometimes with a divorce/family element.

More: Commercial litigation
  • Banks and banking
  • Art and cultural property

Caleb has broad experience of achieving successful outcomes for clients in a range of high value disputes.

Investment banking litigation

Acted for a large hedge fund on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to mis-management of investments by the fund manager.

Investor disputes

Acting in two sets of proceedings arising out of the fraud orchestrated by Bernard Madoff.

Insolvency

Caleb regularly advises, as creditors, financial institutions on how to recover their debts from recalcitrant, financially distressed or insolvent counterparties.

Caleb accumulated significant experience in dealing with the many legal issues auction houses face whilst completing a 6 month secondment to Christie's.

Authenticity dispute – Sotheby’s vs Mark Weiss Ltd and Ors

Acting for an established London old master dealer in a high profile authenticity dispute regarding a Hals painting sold privately through Sotheby's. The dynamic case involved disputes over contract law, agency law, forensic analysis of paint. It also involved taking evidence from multiple jurisdictions. The case was much reported in both the legal and international press.

Debt collection

Pursuing a European art gallery for debts via a European Payment Order.

Insolvency advice

Advising auction houses on various insolvency related matters including debt recovery, challenging IVAs and validity of security in a bankruptcy.

Ad hoc in-house legal advice

Advising in-house legal teams of auction houses on a range of discrete contentious and non-contentious matters and providing legal updates.

Auction house

Providing a range of services including drafting standard terms for shipping services, to cover the collection, storage, packing and delivery of artworks, and addressing issues such as responsibility for insurance and liability for loss and damage.

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Awards

Art and cultural property

Art and cultural property

Restructuring/insolvency - Personal insolvency (UK-wide)

Restructuring/insolvency - Personal insolvency (UK-wide)

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