Cameron Maxwell Lewis

Called 1974

Cameron Maxwell Lewis brings to his practice a wealth of experience in litigation, advisory and transactional work in both private practice and industry which enables him to both understand the client’s needs and objectives and to identify the issues on which a case will be decided.

His work and experience over more than 35 years in three continents has involved not only contentious advice and litigation before courts and tribunals, but also mediation and arbitration, advisory, non-contentious contract negotiation and drafting. He has spent time as a barrister in private practice, as in-house General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs and as an investor and company director, theatrical agent and television producer in England, Europe, the United States and Asia. For 10 years he was outside counsel for the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), the trade organisation of record labels in Asia. He has advised and acted for and against governments, authorities, governing bodies, banking and financial institutions, corporate entities and individuals and experiencing the business world from almost every perspective.

His practice embraces not only banking and finance but broad commercial law, including the sale and carriage of goods and the application of the CMR Convention, company and partnership law, including shareholder disputes and minority rights, competition law, insolvency, intellectual property, media and sports.

If you would like any further information regarding Cameron Maxwell Lewis’ practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Commercial

Cameron Maxwell Lewis has been increasingly engaged in advising on and litigating claims arising out of interest rate swap mis-selling by the major banks. Other practice areas include commercial contractual disputes, Company and Partnership law, and Insolvency, both for corporates and individuals.

As General Counsel of ISL he negotiated the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup master agreements and oversaw the securitisation of over $400 million of future income from the ATP World Tennis Tour.

As Director of Business Affairs for NBC in Europe he established the broadcaster CNBC Europe.

Intellectual property, media & entertainment

Cameron Maxwell Lewis has had a wide and varied experience over more than 30 years in nearly all aspects of intellectual property media and sports. He has worked as a Hollywood agent, had in-house roles for NBC, a major Asian film studio, International Sport and Leisure (ISL), and founded his own television production company.

In private practice, both in Hong Kong and London he has represented clients as diverse as Playboy Magazine, the Government of the Philippines and Government of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC).

Notable cases
  • Roder UK Limited v Titan Marquees Ltd and others [2011] All ER (D) 93 (Oct) EWCA Civ 1126 (Court of Appeal) — Deceit and misrepresentation by company directors as to the company’s credit actionable against them personally. Section 6 of the Statute of Frauds (Amendment) Act 1828 definitively interpreted.
  • Caleb Construction Ltd v Walker Lees Ltd [2008] EWHC (TCC)— Costs: Special Cases: circumstances in which non-parties to litigation (in this the directors of the claimant company) could be ordered to pay the costs of the successful defendant: CPR 48(2) and Senior Courts Act 1981, s.51.
  • T. Comedy Ltd . Easy Managed Transport Ltd [2007] 2 All ER (Comm) 189 [2007] 2 Lloyds Rep 397; 2007] EWHC 611 (Comm)— International carriage of goods by road: carrier’s lien under the RHA Conditions of Carriage 1998; whether this was compatible with Article 13.2 of the CMR (Uniform Rules for the 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 & Ho 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.
Education
  • Admitted to the Bar, Hong Kong 1980
  • Admitted to the Bar Australia (ACT) 1990
  • Accredited as a Mediator (ADR) 2002
Professional memberships
  • COMBAR