Zoe O'Sullivan QC


Year of Call: 1993 Year of Silk: 2015

“A real fighter, who is incredibly focused and charismatic and has real gravitas, but who is also easy to work with.” “Great intellect and commerciality.”

Chambers & Partners UK, 2020

Practice Overview

Zoe O’Sullivan QC is a robust and experienced advocate who thrives on the challenges of oral advocacy and cross-examination.   She is described in Chambers UK as “very easy to work with and very hands-on”, “very technically able” and “formidably bright”.

Zoe’s commercial/Chancery practice spans a broad range including IT and outsourcing disputes, shareholder disputes/joint ventures, directors’ duties, banking and finance, civil fraud, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. She is highly experienced in jurisdiction issues and in key interim applications including freezing orders, anti-suit injunctions, and applications under section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

Zoe is also frequently instructed as counsel in international commercial arbitration, and is regularly appointed as presiding, sole and co-arbitrator in claims proceeding under the LCIA, ICC and UNICTRAL rules.   She is on the List of Arbitrators of the HK IAC.

 

News & Events

  • News

    Insolvency—administration—personal costs liability of administrator—Insolvency Rules 2016, Rules 14.8 and 14.9

    Zoe O’Sullivan QC provides a Restructuring & Insolvency analysis for Lexis PSL discussing Nimat Halal Food Ltd v... Read More

    News

    Judgment in Shanghai Shipyard v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm)

    Judgment in Shanghai Shipyard v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm) was handed down on Friday. Zoe O'... Read More

  • Events

    SCL IT Disputes Group - Software Disputes: a review of the recent law on ownership of copyright, injunctive relief and remedies

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Dubai Arbitration Week

    Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Al Fattan Currency House Tower 2 Level 8, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Read More

  • “Very technically able and very client-oriented”, “She’s got the brain the size of a planet”.

    Chambers UK, 2018
  • “Has a growing IT practice that sees her handling cases concerning software development and licensing, major contractural disputes and outsourcing issues. She is also experienced at handling media tech issues.”

    Chambers UK, 2017

Education & Qualifications

Oxford University, MA English Language and Literature (Congratulatory First)

City University, Diploma in Law (Distinction, Arbitrators’ Prize)

Appointments

Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court

2019: Registered as Advocate before the DIFC Courts

Memberships

Member of the Society for Computers and Law Adjudication Scheme Panel

Languages

Zoe has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

News & Events

  • News

    Insolvency—administration—personal costs liability of administrator—Insolvency Rules 2016, Rules 14.8 and 14.9

    Zoe O’Sullivan QC provides a Restructuring & Insolvency analysis for Lexis PSL discussing Nimat Halal Food Ltd v... Read More

    News

    Judgment in Shanghai Shipyard v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm)

    Judgment in Shanghai Shipyard v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 803 (Comm) was handed down on Friday. Zoe O'... Read More

  • Events

    SCL IT Disputes Group - Software Disputes: a review of the recent law on ownership of copyright, injunctive relief and remedies

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    Dubai Arbitration Week

    Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Al Fattan Currency House Tower 2 Level 8, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Read More