Барристер, Littleton Chambers
Rupert D’Cruz QC specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration. His principal areas of practice are: Commercial Contract Disputes; Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing; Company and Shareholder Disputes; Banking and Securities; Sale of Goods; Chancery, Equity and Trust Disputes; International Arbitration (in particular under LCIA, ICC and SCC Rules and Bilateral Investment Treaty disputes); Injunctive Relief; and Private International Law.
Rupert has been recognised as a leading barrister in commercial litigation and international arbitration by Chambers and Partners UK, Chambers & Partners Global and The Legal 500. He has been commended as “very bright” “commercially astute” and “extremely responsive”; cited for his “profound knowledge of the law” and “excellent drafting”; and noted as standing out for “his quick mastery of the law as applied to the facts”; “effective anticipation of any pitfall” and as “very good on detail”.
Rupert’s advocacy has been described as “excellent”. He has been “singled out for his authoritative arguments in court” and for “succeeding in obtaining the relevant responses without being aggressive”.
Rupert has a niche expertise in CIS/FSU related disputes. He is ranked in Chambers Global as a ‘Russia expert’ and described as “extraordinarily knowledgeable on all matters relating to the CIS” because of “his Russian language skills and substantial understanding of local market practice.” The directories have commended him as “excellent” and “a strong asset” for CIS work, and “a good choice for cases in need of a cerebral CIS expert”.
Rupert is regularly instructed to provide expert opinions on English law issues for use in CIS/FSU court proceedings and sits as an arbitrator in disputes involving CIS/FSU parties.