Cameron Maxwell Lewis

Called:1974 (Middle Temple)

Specialisms:Arbitration, Commercial, Direct Public Access, Insolvency

  • Admitted to the Bar, Hong Kong 1980
  • Admitted to the Bar Australia (ACT) 1990
  • Accredited as a Mediator (ADR) 2002

 

PROFILE

Cameron’s practice encompasses advisory, drafting and negotiation and advocacy in courts, tribunals and mediations across a range of civil work, particularly Commercial and Chancery; Insolvency; Media and Sports and Intellectual Property. 

Cameron has extensive experience with a wide range of commercial and media work in England, The United States and Asia. He has previously worked as General Counsel for the Golden Harvest Group; U.S. broadcaster NBC as Director of Legal and Business Affairs for their European networks including NBC Europe, CNBC and several joint ventures with other European broadcasters and ISL in Switzerland as their General Counsel..

 

COMMERCIAL AND CHANCERY

Cameron’s work involves:

  • Advising, negotiating, pleading and litigating in the areas of financial services (particularly the mis-selling of interest rate products and FCA regulatory breaches).
  • Commercial disputes (including international carriage of goods and the application of the CMR Convention).
  • Corporate issues and company law (including shareholder issues and s.994 applications).
  • Directors’ liability and disqualification), acquisitions and contract drafting.
  • Equitable remedies (including freezing and search orders, insolvency (corporate and individual).
  • International carriage by road and sea claims, including under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR).


MEDIA AND SPORTS

  • including film, television and music production,
  • licensing and distribution,
  • sports sponsorship and marketing,
  • governing body relationships.

Cameron has previously worked for General Counsel for the Golden Harvest Group; U.S. broadcaster NBC as Director of Legal and Business Affairs for their European networks including NBC Europe, CNBC and several joint ventures with other European broadcasters and ISL in Switzerland as their General Counsel

 

REPORTED CASES

Caleb Construction Ltd v. Walker Lees Ltd [2008] EWHC (TCC) - Costs: Special cases: circumstances in which non-parties to the litigation (in this case directors of the claimant company) could be ordered to pay the costs of the successful defendant : CPR 48(2) and Supreme Court Act 1981, s.51.

 

TComedy Limited v. Easy Managed Transport Limited [2007] 2 All ER (Comm) 189; [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 397; [2007] EWHC 611(Comm). International carriage of goods by road: carrier’s lien under RHA Conditions of Carriage 1998; whether this was compatible with Article 13.2 of the CMR (Uniform Rules for International Carriage of Goods).

 

JJ Burgess & Sons v. Office of Fair Trading and Others [2005] CAT 25 – Competition Act s.18; dominance in a geographical area; where refusal to supply a competitor amounts to discrimination; objective justification.

 

Koo & Another v. Lam [1992] IPR 243 - existence of copyright in a questionnaire used in medical research; misuse of confidential information in an academic setting; infringement of copyright.