Max Marenbon


Year of Call: 2020

Practice Overview

Max is a commercial chancery junior with a particular focus on company and insolvency disputes, civil fraud and commercial litigation. His recent instructions include some of today’s most high profile or legally-innovative commercial and chancery disputes:

  • Revenue and Customs Commissioners v IGE USA Investments Limited, a $1 billion fraud claim by HMRC against US multinational conglomerate General Electric and one of ITR EMEA’s “Impact Cases of 2021”, led by Philip Jones QC and Gareth Tilley.
     
  • Re Klimvest plc, a shareholder’s petition to wind up a Euronext-listed plc on the just and equitable ground, led by Daniel Lightman QC.
     
  • The Ingenious Litigation, acting for numerous claimants, from former Premier League footballers to leading financiers, in claims arising from their investments in the film production partnerships behind blockbuster films such as Avatar and Life of Pi, led by a multi-chambers counsel team.
     
  • Schumacher v Clarke [2020] EWHC 3358 (Ch), acting for the defendant executors and will trustees of the late renowned architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, led by Elspeth Talbot Rice QC and James Brightwell.

Before transferring to the Bar, Max qualified as a solicitor at a leading private client litigation firm. In 2018-19, he was Judicial Assistant to Lord Wilson at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He was previously a Senior Researcher on the Commercial and Common Law Team at the Law Commission of England and Wales, having read Classics at Oxford, converted to law, and then gained an LLM in Commercial Law from Cambridge, specialising in corporate governance and corporate finance law.

Max completed pupillage in September 2020. His supervisors were Matthew Morrison, Dan McCourt Fritz, Gareth Tilley, and Jonathan Fowles. He is regularly instructed to appear as sole counsel in the High Court and County Courts and has assisted as junior counsel with cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. 

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Rescinding Contracts for Fraud – know the limits

    Following the recent settlement of HMRC v IGE USA Investments (featured by ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021 as one of their ... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted that the case of HMRC v IGE USA Investments has been featured by ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021

    Serle Court is delighted that the case of HMRC v IGE USA Investments has been featured by ITR EMEA... Read More

  • Virtual Conference Session

    Top 10 #SerleShare Updates 2020

    Location: Read More

Education & Qualifications

LLM (First), University of Cambridge

GDL, City University

BA Classics, University of Oxford

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association

Awards

Postgraduate Law Prize, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Duns Scotus Medieval Philosophy Prize, University of Oxford

Academic Scholarship, St Hugh’s College, Oxford

CPE Award, Gray’s Inn

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Rescinding Contracts for Fraud – know the limits

    Following the recent settlement of HMRC v IGE USA Investments (featured by ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021 as one of their ... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted that the case of HMRC v IGE USA Investments has been featured by ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021

    Serle Court is delighted that the case of HMRC v IGE USA Investments has been featured by ITR EMEA... Read More

  • Virtual Conference Session

    Top 10 #SerleShare Updates 2020

    Location: Read More