Adrian de Froment


Year of Call: 2013

“…able to transform a house which appeared to be built on sand to one with a solid concrete foundation.”

Client

Practice Overview

Adrian has a broad commercial and chancery practice, with a particular focus on commercial, civil fraud, company and intellectual property disputes. 

He has substantial experience of acting in large, complex litigation having been instructed as part of the team acting for the defendants in claims arising out of the £12 billion RBS rights issue, and as part of the team acting for the claimants in the very large group action arising from the Fundão Dam environmental disaster in Brazil. 

Adrian also regularly appears unled in the High Court and lower courts, including recently acting as sole counsel for the successful defendants in INVISTA v Botes and ors [2019] EWHC 58 (Ch); [2019] 1 WLUK 170, a 7-day trial before Birss J. of claims relating to alleged breaches of confidence by research scientists formerly employed by INVISTA. He also has experience obtaining interim relief, including freezing relief. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Adrian gained a PhD in evolutionary biology from Princeton University. As a former scientist, he is well placed to deal with scientific and quantitative issues that arise in litigation. 

News & Events

  • News

    Adrian de Froment on ‘Easy Rent a Car Ltd v Easygroup Ltd’ for Intellectual Property Magazine

    In an article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Adrian de Froment discusses the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

    Events

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Location: Read More

Education & Qualifications

BA Biological Sciences (Double First), New College, Oxford

PhD Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

GDL (Distinction), BPTC (Outstanding), City University London

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

Languages

French

BSB Registration

Adrian Jacques Marie Lucas de Froment

Prizes and awards

Queen Mother’s Scholarship, Middle Temple (for the GDL and the BPTC)

Burroughs-Wellcome Fellowship, Princeton University

Centennial Fellowship, Princeton University

Scholarship, New College, Oxford

News & Events

  • News

    Adrian de Froment on ‘Easy Rent a Car Ltd v Easygroup Ltd’ for Intellectual Property Magazine

    In an article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Adrian de Froment discusses the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

    Events

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Location: Read More