Olivier specialises in insolvency and restructuring, commercial litigation and property. He was admitted to the Bar in the Cayman Islands in 2006 and has appeared there in the Court of Appeal as well as here in the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council. A former merchant banker, Olivier has considerable expertise in technical, financial litigation and is recognised by directories both as a leading insolvency junior and as a leading real estate litigation junior.
Many peers believe that "he punches above his weight" due to his "ability to deal with cases which would usually be beyond someone of his call"
(Chambers Uk 2013)
Olivier Kalfon is "a reliable, clever junior" who provides "good, practical advice"
(Chambers UK 2013)
Olivier Kalfon is "academically brilliant and knows his area of expertise inside-out." He is "amazingly quick with his answers and always acts as an extension of your team."
(Chambers & Partners 2012)
Olivier Kalfon - "excellent, thorough, clear, concise, reliable"
(Legal 500, 2011)
...a "very bright, commercial lawyer who gets to the nub of the matter immediately." Sources admire his "thorough preparation and his calm and assured advocacy style"
(Chambers & Partners 2011)
...a "genuine pleasure to instruct"
(Legal 500, 2010)
Olivier Kalfon is highlighted as "one to watch going forward."
(Chambers & Partners 2010)
Point West Trust London Ltd. v Rothschild Trust (Bermuda)(Court of Appeal)  EWCA Civ 884
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants v Koumettou  EWHC 1265 (Ch)
Bramston v Ball & others (Court of Appeal)  EWCA Civ 977
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v Baer Limited (Court of Appeal)  EWCA Civ 420
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales v Webb  Bus. L.R. D37
Areas of Emphasis
Corporate and Personal Insolvency Law
Company and Partnerships Law
General Commercial and International Litigation
Banking and Financial Law
Landlord and Tenant / Real Property
Professional negligence - in areas related to those above, including claims against solicitors, insolvency practitioners and accountants.
Career & Associations
London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc Economics)
Called to the Bar in 2003, Inner Temple
Admitted to the Bar in the Cayman Islands
Fluent in French
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Commercial Bar Association