Our Legal Counsel

Robert McCunn

"OVER THE YEARS I HAVE MAINTAINED A WIDE RANGE OF WORK IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INCLUDING SHIPPING, INSURANCE, (MARINE, NON MARINE AND REINSURANCE) COMMODITY TRADING, AND TRADE FINANCE, AS WELL AS FRAUD AND ASSET TRACING, AND IN GENERAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION".

Robert McCunn 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 took on the Brink’s Mat recovery to recover the proceeds of the Brinks Mat bullion robbery at Heathrow. This led to a specialization in fraud and asset tracing, and related subjects (see 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, and dispute over purchase of substantial modern art collection.) He was also for a number of years a non executive director of two Goldman Sachs subsidiaries involved in oil trading and transportation. Robert has since then set up his own practice, with Cyrus Siassi and Michel Bussard, and in association with Thomas Miller Law Ltd, England.


Senior Partner

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales

rm@smblaw.ch