Jeremy Lightfoot - Partner, Campbells Hong Kong - Commercial Arbitration

Jeremy is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, resident in Hong Kong. He is an experienced commercial litigator and advocate who has litigated a wide range of international disputes in Court and arbitration proceedings. Prior to joining Campbells, Jeremy practised as a barrister at a leading chambers in London.

‘highly regarded’ – Legal 500, British Virgin Islands
‘Bright, accessible and easy to work with’ – Legal 500, UK Bar
‘a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen’ – Chambers & Partners, UK Bar

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Corporate & Shareholder Disputes
  • Cross-Border Fraud Litigation
  • Interim Relief
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade and Shipping
  • Judgment and Award Recognition & Enforcement
  • Mediation
  • Restructuring and Corporate Rescue

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2017
  • Admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), 2016
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales (currently not practising), 2006
  • Bar Vocational Course (College of Law, London), graded “Outstanding”, Lincoln’s Inn “Student of the Year”, 2005-2006
  • Admitted to The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London (recipient of a Lord Mansfield Scholarship), 2004
  • Master of Arts in Law (Jurisprudence), Oxford University, 2002-2005

Prior Career History

  • Stone Chambers, London

Recognition and Awards:

  • highly regarded’  (Legal 500, British Virgin Islands)
  • part of Campbells’ team of ‘heavy-hitting litigators with an encyclopaedic knowledge of BVI law’ (Legal 500, British Virgin Islands)
  •  ‘Able to provide timely and precise analysis of the strengths of a case in clear and effective terms’ (Legal 500 UK 2016)
  • ‘Very sharp with fantastic concise drafting skills’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2016)
  • ‘Bright, accessible and easy to work with’ (Legal 500 UK 2015)
  • ‘He is able to zoom in on the most important issues that affect the case’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2015)
  • ‘He is very hard-working and committed’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2015)
  • ‘Focussed and technically able’ (Legal 500 UK 2014)
  • ‘He is a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2014)

Memberships and Associations

  • Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association
  • Chancery Bar Association – Overseas Member
  • Denning Society
  • INSOL International
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI)
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty
  • Turnaround Management Association