Roseanna Darcy#6054

Roseanna Darcy

Roseanna specialises in insolvency law, as well as more general commercial litigation and company law.

She regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court and has experience in making applications under the Insolvency Act 1986, the Companies Act 2006 and the Civil Procedure Rules. 

Most recently she acted as junior counsel in the reported case of Etihad Airways PJSC v Prof. Dr. Lucas Flöther (on behalf of Air Berlin plc, in Administration) [2019] EWHC 3107 (Comm) in which it was confirmed that the Brussels Recast Regulation applies to asymmetric jurisdiction clauses. She continues to act for Etihad Airways in Air Berlin’s challenge to the Court of Appeal. 

Roseanna also regularly advises company directors, creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners on all issues which might arise within an insolvency, both corporate and personal, as well as more generally on the construction of contracts, the mechanism for pursuing a Part 7 or Part 8 claim, and the remedies that might be available. She also advises on matters arising in other common law jurisdictions.

Roseanna undertakes a wide range of drafting work including particulars of claim, defences, witness statements and mediation statements.

During her second year of practice, Roseanna undertook a secondment at Shearman & Sterling’s litigation department where she gained invaluable experience working on a variety of commercial disputes, including an expert determination of a $200 million closing account dispute in a M&A transaction, an arbitration of a multi-national construction dispute, and shareholder claims in a large-scale fraud.

Practice Area


  • Case Analysis Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2016


  • R3
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • ILA


  • 2016 BPTC
  • 2015 GDL
  • 2014 MSt in Medieval History
  • 2013 BA (Hons) in History


  • 2015–2016 BPP
  • 2014–2015 City University
  • 2013–2014 Oxford University
  • 2010–2013 King’s College London

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