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Shantanu Majumdar

Radcliffe Chambers - London

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers
  • 11 New Square
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC2A 3QB

Profile submitted by Shantanu Majumdar

Practice Areas

Commercial and commercial chancery litigation and arbitration and professional negligence. Notable cases include: various international arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, SIAC, Swiss Rules, ad hoc); Main v Giambrone & Law [2017] EWCA Civ 1193 (professional negligence: measure of equitable compensation for breach of trust, SAAMCo); Gaind v Dunbar Assets PLC [2016] EWHC 3187 (Ch) (Insolvency: misrepresentation); Polypearl v Building Research Establishment, Manchester Mercantile Ct 2016, (commercial: breach of contract & confidence; UCTA) Various Claimants v Giambrone [2015] EWHC 1946 (QB) (Professional negligence: acting for c 100 claimants in 4 week trial on liability) DCD Factors v Khan [2015] EWHC 1046 (QB), [2014] EWHC 1872 (QB), [2012] EWHC 1277 (QB) (long-running fraud claim) Philip Hanby Limited v Andrew Clarke [2013] EWCA Civ 647 (Arbitration: residual jurisdiction of Court of Appeal in arbitration challenges) Ases v Delkor [2013] 1 Lloyd's Rep 254 (Arbitration: jurisdictional challenges; ss 67 and 72 Arbitration Act) Withers LLP v Harrison-Welch [2013] BPIR 145 (QB) – (Transactions defrauding creditors, non-party costs orders); Paulin v Paulin & Cativo Limited (in liquidation) CA [2010] 1 WLR 1057 (insolvency; matrimonial; corporate veil; annulment of bankruptcy - abuse of process); Peekay Intermark Limited v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2006] 2 Lloyd's Rep 511 CA (derivatives; misrepresentation ; established modern doctrine of contractual estoppel) Eurodale v Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc [2003] Lloyd's LR (Insurance and Reinsurance) 444, CA (Insurance: transit/ICC clauses) Picnic at Ascot v Derigs [2001] FSR 8 (costs in interim injunction applications).

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association, British Insurance Law Association.


Called in 1992.


The Law of Limitation (Bloomsbury), Civil Court Practice (“the Green Book”) and numerous articles covering his fields of practice.


St Albans School, St John’s College, Oxford, Astbury Scholar of the Middle Temple. Interests: books, music (esp Wagner, polyphony) art, photography, travel, wine and spirits, wild landscapes, running, cycling, swimming.