Robert McCunn

Partner

Bob is predominantly a litigator in commercial, shipping and trade disputes. He manages a wide variety of claims, in courts, in arbitrations, in mediations, and other forms of dispute resolution, including advising on litigation avoidance and risk management. Bob has also dealt with a variety of non-contentious commercial work in shipping and trading, and general commercial and corporate work. 

He was for a time a non-executive director of two Goldman Sachs oil trading subsidiaries. 

Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, he was seconded to KOTC/KPC to assist with the consequential chaos.

He maintains a wide case base of litigation work in shipping, insurance, (both marine and non marine as well as some reinsurance), commodity trading, fraud and asset tracing, and general commercial litigation, including aircraft finance and guarantee disputes. 

Bob initially specialized in marine insurance (see e.g., LIA v Mosse 1977) and shipping (see “Adolf Warski”  and “Sniadecki” 1976), then extended his practice to include oil trading (see e.g., Sun International  v  Bulk Oil,  ORIENT PRINCE (1985), NOEL BAY (1989).

In 1985 he was instructed on the “Brink’s Mat” claim to recover the proceeds of the Brinks Mat bullion robbery at Heathrow. This led to an additional specialization in fraud and asset tracing, and related subjects (for example Papamichael v Nat. West Bank, recovery of “lost” Dali painting stolen in 1975, recovery of assets from fraudulent bank employee, major “prime bank guarantee” fraud dispute, recovery action following forgery and false accounting by company director, dispute over purchase of substantial modern art collection, Derry v Peek deceit claim by investor in art investment company.) 

He has lectured to both academic and commercial audiences, including for Geneva Business School in Geneva and Astana

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Robert McCunn

Partner

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Bob is predominantly a litigator in commercial, shipping and trade disputes. He manages a wide variety of claims, in courts, in arbitrations, in mediations, and other forms of dispute resolution, including advising on litigation avoidance and risk management. Bob has also dealt with a variety of non-contentious commercial work in shipping and trading, and general commercial and corporate work. 

He was for a time a non-executive director of two Goldman Sachs oil trading subsidiaries. 

Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, he was seconded to KOTC/KPC to assist with the consequential chaos.

He maintains a wide case base of litigation work in shipping, insurance, (both marine and non marine as well as some reinsurance), commodity trading, fraud and asset tracing, and general commercial litigation, including aircraft finance and guarantee disputes. 

Bob initially specialized in marine insurance (see e.g., LIA v Mosse 1977) and shipping (see “Adolf Warski”  and “Sniadecki” 1976), then extended his practice to include oil trading (see e.g., Sun International  v  Bulk Oil,  ORIENT PRINCE (1985), NOEL BAY (1989).

In 1985 he was instructed on the “Brink’s Mat” claim to recover the proceeds of the Brinks Mat bullion robbery at Heathrow. This led to an additional specialization in fraud and asset tracing, and related subjects (for example Papamichael v Nat. West Bank, recovery of “lost” Dali painting stolen in 1975, recovery of assets from fraudulent bank employee, major “prime bank guarantee” fraud dispute, recovery action following forgery and false accounting by company director, dispute over purchase of substantial modern art collection, Derry v Peek deceit claim by investor in art investment company.) 

He has lectured to both academic and commercial audiences, including for Geneva Business School in Geneva and Astana