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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Oberon
Kwok

Call: 2014

Tel: 020 7420 9500

About

Oberon has particular expertise in insolvency. His practice spans the full range of corporate and personal insolvency and restructuring law in both domestic and cross-border contexts.

Oberon also has extensive experience in property law, company law and general commercial disputes.

He appears regularly in the Business and Property Courts and the County Court on matters within these practice areas.

Recently, Oberon has been acting in a multi-million euro dispute in the Business List over the sale of a world-renowned Spanish golf course in Ortiz-Patino v MGI Golf and Leisure Opportunities Fund Ltd [2023] EWHC 1203 (Ch) (with Gary Blaker KC). The case is currently proceeding in the Court of Appeal.

Since 2019, Oberon has been on the Attorney-General’s London C Panel of Counsel.

Insolvency is a major area of Oberon’s expertise. He is frequently instructed on corporate and personal insolvency matters both in London and nationally. He also has extensive experience of cross-border insolvency including matters under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006.

Oberon’s recent cases include:

  • Aldermore Bank plc v Lynch [2022] EWHC 3050 (Ch); [2023] B.P.I.R. 597 – Appeal in relation to a trustee in bankruptcy’s decision involving the alleged forgery of a bankrupt’s personal guarantee (with William McCormick KC).
  • Watts v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] EWCA Civ 1124; [2022] B.P.I.R. 324 – Successfully resisting an appeal seeking an extension of time to challenge a bankruptcy order on the basis of the effect of Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Lau v Cowley [2020] EWHC 2429 (Ch); [2021] B.P.I.R. 312 – Appealing against a recognition order of foreign trustees in bankruptcy under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 on the basis of defective service (with Ian Clarke KC).
  • Ardawa v Uppal [2019] EWHC 456 (Ch); [2019] Bus. L.R. 1075 – Successfully resisting an appeal on a bankruptcy annulment application, concerning the court’s jurisdiction to make retrospective substituted service orders.
  • Ardawa v Uppal [2019] EWHC 1663 (Ch); [2019] Bus. L.R. 1943 – Successfully seeking costs on behalf of a petitioning creditor in protracted proceedings on an annulment application and appeal.

Oberon is regularly instructed in the following insolvency matters:

  • Misfeasance, transactions at an undervalue, preferences, and other officeholder claims
  • Injunctions to restrain presentation or advertisement of winding up petitions
  • Applications to set aside statutory demands
  • Administration applications
  • Appeals against decisions made by officeholders
  • Challenges to, and assessments of, officeholders’ remuneration and expenses
  • Applications to annul a bankruptcy order or to rescind a winding-up order
  • Income payments order applications
  • Validation order applications
  • Public and private examinations of bankrupts
  • Possession and sale proceedings in respect of bankrupts’ properties
  • Contested winding-up and bankruptcy petitions
  • Cross-border proceedings, including under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006
  • Public interest winding-up petitions
  • Directors’ disqualification proceedings

Oberon is regularly instructed in property disputes, both large and small, in London and nationally.

He has a wide breadth of experience which includes the following:

  • Injunctive proceedings
  • Possession proceedings against tenants, mortgagors and trespassers
  • Disputes over beneficial ownership, proprietary estoppel and TOLATA claims
  • Equity of exoneration claims between mortgagees and joint mortgagors
  • Claims of fraud, duress and/or undue influence against the enforcement of security by a mortgagee

Oberon’s work in general commercial litigation spans a variety of industries, including in construction, IT, energy, established and emergent technologies, and the supply of goods and services. He has an eye for detail and understands the commercial and practical interests of his clients.

His current work involves acting in an ongoing multi-million euro dispute in the Business List over the sale of a famous golf course in Ortiz-Patino v MGI Golf and Leisure Opportunities Fund Ltd [2023] EWHC 1203 (Ch) (with Gary Blaker KC).

Oberon has considerable experience in dealing with interim remedies such as injunctions, security for costs, disclosure applications, and applications for strike out and summary determination.

Some of Oberon’s recent instructions include:

  • Economic tort claims for conspiracy to injure, unlawful means conspiracy, and inducing breaches of contract
  • Frustration and force majeure claims arising out of the development of a new species of wind turbine and heating technology
  • Rectification claim concerning the security provision of a lending facility
  • Claims concerning the construction, interpretation and enforcement of large-scale facility agreements

Oberon has considerable experience in disputes involving alleged wrongdoing by company directors and in shareholder litigation. His recent cases include profit-sharing and unfair prejudice disputes, breaches of statutory and fiduciary duties, and shareholder redemption claims.

Oberon’s knowledge in company matters is complemented by his in-depth experience of corporate insolvency.

 

  • Ortiz-Patino v MGI Golf and Leisure Opportunities Fund Ltd [2023] EWHC 1203 (Ch) – Multi-million euro profit-sharing dispute over the sale of a famous golf course (with Gary Blaker KC).
  • Aldermore Bank plc v Lynch [2022] EWHC 3050 (Ch); [2023] B.P.I.R. 597 – Appeal in relation to a trustee in bankruptcy’s decision involving the alleged forgery of a bankrupt’s personal guarantee (with William McCormick KC).
  • Watts v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] EWCA Civ 1124; [2022] B.P.I.R. 324 – Successfully resisting an appeal seeking an extension of time to challenge a bankruptcy order on the basis of the effect of Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Lau v Cowley [2020] EWHC 2429 (Ch); [2021] B.P.I.R. 312 – Appealing against a recognition order of foreign trustees in bankruptcy under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 on the basis of defective service (with Ian Clarke KC).
  • Ardawa v Uppal [2019] EWHC 456 (Ch); [2019] Bus. L.R. 1075 – Successfully resisting an appeal on a bankruptcy annulment application, concerning the court’s jurisdiction to make retrospective substituted service orders.
  • Ardawa v Uppal [2019] EWHC 1663 (Ch); [2019] Bus. L.R. 1943 – Successfully seeking costs on behalf of a petitioning creditor in protracted proceedings on an annulment application and appeal.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons), Law, Downing College, Cambridge (2013)
  • Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn (2014)

Awards

  • Squire scholarship (for First Class results, University of Cambridge)
  • Harris scholarship (for First Class results, Downing College, Cambridge)
  • Lord Denning scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Chancery Bar Association

Registered Name: Oberon Bond Kwok 

VAT Number: 232024756

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ICO Registration: ZA419360