Skip to content
Hendersons - Barristers' Chambers

Henry Warwick

"Approachable, dynamic and a pleasure to work with."

Legal 500 2017


Call
2007 (Solicitor: 2000-7)

Henry Warwick is ranked as a leading junior in the fields of Commercial Litigation, and Banking & Finance among other areas.

He specialises in commercial disputes, arbitration, banking and financial regulation, civil fraud and conspiracy claims, and is also instructed in group actions and disputes concerning defective products.

Henry is closely involved with the law and Brexit: he acted for intervening parties in R (Miller & Others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 and [2017] UKSC 6, and for the applicants in Fair Deal v Commission of The European Union (T-713/16).

Henry has approaching 20 years’ experience in commercial dispute resolution having practiced as a solicitor before joining the Bar at Linklaters LLP and as Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

 

Expertise


Commercial Disputes

Henry Warwick is recommended as a leading junior in Commercial Litigation by Legal 500.

He represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes including:

  • Disputes arising out of corporate and commercial investments, including joint venture, partnership, sale and supply and agency disputes and other associated contentious matters
  • Civil fraud, in which he has particular expertise in claims in conspiracy and other economic torts
  • Claims for the freezing and recovery of assets and in support of asset recovery overseas
  • Disputes concerning the sale of goods and arising from liability for defective products as between undertakings in the chain of supply
  • Associated insurance coverage disputes

Henry has represented clients in proceedings offshore, and is instructed to represent overseas clients in litigation in England & Wales.

Representative cases

grid list
  • Libyan Investment Authority v Various Defendants (Ch D. 2016)

    Acting for series of UK parties in conspiracy claim brought in respect of joint venture.

  • Bermuda entities v Colorado Entities (Commercial Court)

    Proceedings in the Commercial Court for anti-suit injunction restraining litigation in Colorado, USA and elsewhere, in investment dispute concerning Bermuda limited partnership agreement.

  • Chevron Corporation v Amazonia Recovery Limited & Others (Supreme Court, Gibraltar)

    Complex proceedings concerning alleged commercial conspiracy arising from US$18 billion judgment in respect of environmental pollution in Ecuador with associated proceedings in New York and elsewhere.

  • Stirling Mortimer Global Property Fund PCC Ltd v ELS & 10 Others (Commercial Court)

    Complex civil fraud/economic tort claim for recovery of over €45m from defendants in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Nevada, together with further satellite litigation in this jurisdiction and in the United States.

  • Dawsongroup Plc v Various Defendants (QB)

    Claims for the recovery of fleets of commercial vehicles.

Banking, Finance & Consumer Credit

Henry is ranked as a leading junior in the field of Banking and Finance by Legal 500 (tier 3).

His practice in this field includes:

  • Advising lenders in the UK and overseas in relation to a range of aspects of financial services regulation
  • Disputes concerning the full spectrum of finance agreements including asset finance, loan facilities, and associated interest rate hedging products
  • Claims concerning the alleged mis-selling of financial products, including consumer finance and associated insurance
  • Drafting credit agreements and associated statutory notices
  • Claims relating to the fairness of debtor/creditor relationships

Representative cases

grid list
  • Axton v GE Money [2015] EWHC 1343 (QB), [2015] All ER (D) 39, cited White Book at 3H-331

    Representing lender at first instance and on appeal in claim under s.140A 1974 Act dismissed for want of a causative link between statutory considerations and unfairness.

  • Durkin v DSG [2014] UKSC 21

    Advising in relation to matters at issue in an appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the meaning and effect of s.75 Consumer Credit Act 1974.

Group Actions

Henry represents and advises clients in group actions, including in large scale product liability disputes.

He is instructed to advise on a full range of associated matters, including complex limitation issues, conflicts of laws, contribution claims and subrogated insurance claims.

He has recently advised lead defendants (as sole counsel) in claim by 435.

Representative cases

grid list
  • The Seroxat Group Litigation (QB)

    Acting for defendant in large-scale group litigation concerning market-leading prescription anti-depressant / anxiolytic.

  • The JJML Pelvic Organ Prolapse Litigation (QB)

    Acting for defendant in litigation concerning medical products.

  • Claims against vehicle manufacturer

    Acting for leading motorcycle manufacturer in claims arising from alleged component defects.

  • DSG International v SEI (QB) & Associated Claims

    Representing UK retailer in proceedings against overseas manufacturer relating to defective electrical goods, with associated insurance coverage issues.

Arbitration

Henry draws on experience in both domestic and international arbitrations, conducted ad hoc and pursuant to a range of institutional rules.

He acted as tribunal secretary and provided background support to international arbitral tribunals as Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Support on substantive and procedural issues to tribunals in disputes concerning rights and obligations in public international law including: Guyana v Suriname (2007), Eurotunnel Arbitration (2007), Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (2007), Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (various) (as PCA Legal Counsel).

Support on substantive and procedural issues to tribunals range of investment treaty arbitrations (as PCA Legal Counsel).

Representative cases

grid list
  • Bermuda entities v Colorado entities (Commercial Court)

    Acting in arbitration claim for parties seeking anti-suit injunction to enforce terms of LCIA arbitration clause.

  • Commercial arbitration (1996 Act)

    Dispute between franchise operators in training and business referral sector.

  • Ad hoc arbitration (UNCITRAL Rules)

    Claim by UK investor against African state for expropriation of mining sector assets (as solicitor).

  • Arbitration between main contractor and sub-contractors

    Concerning the construction of a MOD procurement facility (as solicitor).

  • Support on substantive and procedural issues to tribunals in disputes concerning rights and obligations in public international law including: Guyana v Suriname (2007), Eurotunnel Arbitration (2007), Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (2007), Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (various) (as PCA Legal Counsel).

  • Support on substantive and procedural issues to tribunals range of investment treaty arbitrations (as PCA Legal Counsel).

Law of the European Union

Henry is instructed in two high profile legal challenges concerning the process for withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.

Representative cases

grid list
  • R (Miller & Others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) & [2017] UKSC 5

    Representing members of an organization in 18 EU Members States (both in Divisional Court and in Supreme Court) in challenge regarding the Secretary of State’s power to give notification under Article 50 TEU.

  • Fair Deal for Expats & Others v Commission of the European Union (Case T-713/16)

    Challenge in the General Court of the European Union under Article 263 TFEU in respect of measures preventing negotiations between representatives of the United Kingdom and the Commission pending notice under Article 50 TEU.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Henry is ranked as a leading junior in the field of Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law by Legal 500 (2016).

Representative cases

grid list
  • Valse Holdings SA v Merrill Lynch [2004] EWHC 2471 (Comm)

    Representing bank in Commercial Court claim regarding the duty of portfolio manager to warn of financial risks (as a solicitor).

 

What the directories say


"Very bright and thorough with excellent attention to detail."
Legal 500 2016

Instructing Henry Warwick

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team

Call +44 (0)20 7583 9020
or email

Appointments
  • Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (2006-2007)
  • Qualified as a solicitor (2000)
Publications
  • Contributor: Goode, The Law and Practice of Consumer Credit
  • Contributor: Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
Memberships
  • COMBAR (Committee Member)
  • IBA
Education
  • LLM (International Law), First Class Hons, Cambridge University (Jesus) (2005)
  • Qualified as Solicitor (2000)
  • Common Professional Exam (1996)
  • B.Sc. First Class Hons, Bristol University (1996)

Shortlist Builder

Close

Select the Expertise that you would like to download or add to the shortlist

Download Add to shortlist
Shortlist close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to email this list.