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Louis Grandjouan (Pupil)

Call: 2022

Louis is a second-six pupil in chambers and is able to accept instructions across all our core practice areas. Please contact our clerking team (clerks@radcliffechambers.com) for further information.

In the year prior to pupillage, Louis was the judicial assistant to Lord Stephens in the UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He worked closely on many cases raising points of law of general public importance, across a wide range of areas. Cases of particular relevance to chambers’ areas of practice include:

  • CPS v Aquila Advisory (whether proprietary claim brought by company against directors in breach of fiduciary duty can be asserted in priority to confiscation order)
  • Equity Trust (Jersey) Ltd v Halabi (Jersey) and ITG Ltd and others v Fort Trustees Ltd and another (Guernsey) (status of a trustee’s right of indemnity in relation to a Jersey law trust; and order of priorities as between trustees and trust creditors)
  • Matthew and others v Sedman (correct approach to the calculation of limitation periods in midnight deadline cases)
  • R (Haworth) v HMRC (interpretation of HMRC’s obligations under follower notice regime)
  • Rittson-Thomas and others v Oxfordshire County Council (scope of trustees’ powers of sale in respect of a charitable trust of land)

Louis formerly practised in the London and New York offices of a leading US law firm. He is admitted as a solicitor (England & Wales) and attorney (New York). He worked primarily on cross-border finance and restructuring transactions, including:

  • advising the ad hoc committee of senior secured note holders in relation to the financial restructuring and recapitalisation of a UK-based offshore and subsea services group
  • advising a US-based offshore drilling group in Chapter 11 bankruptcy on its refinancing and restructuring
  • advising a UK and Netherlands-based multinational capital goods group in respect of its debt programmes
  • advising a Netherlands-based multinational health technology group in respect of the establishment of, and subsequent issuances under, a debt programme
  • advising a Canadian mining group in respect of a project financing for a gold mine in Mauritania

Louis graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class degree in Law (Jurisprudence) in 2016. He was an exhibitioner (subsequently a scholar) of University College, Oxford and was awarded the Alan Urbach Memorial Prize for Jurisprudence