June 15, 2023

Academy for Sureties summer soiree

Gateley Legal

  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Academy / In person
  • Gateley Office, 1 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX
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Our Academy for Sureties returns this summer with a lively debate followed by a barbeque and live entertainment. 

The Academy will begin with a debate between two leading barristers in relation to the recent case of Yuanda (UK) Company Limited v Multiplex Construction Europe Limited. A matter which provoked a lot of discussion both in terms of the judge’s ruling and the impact this had on the surety market and performance bonds: did the ruling really transform all performance bonds into adjudication bonds? 

We will be joined by leading King’s Counsel, Alex Hickey of 4 Pump Court Chambers, who represented Yuanda (UK) Company Ltd and barrister Alexandra Bodnar of Keating Chambers, for what is set to be a lively discussion as both parties argue their case in this matter. 

Following that debate, we will take advantage of the summer weather with a barbeque on our terrace overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, with live music and entertainment.


  • 3.30pm-4pm: Registration 
  • 4pm: Welcome 
  • 4.05pm: Panel discussion with guest speakers 
  • 5pm: Barbeque and live entertainment

Guest speakers

Alex Hickey, 4 Pump Court 

Alexander Hickey KC is a very experienced trial and arbitral advocate whose practice involves appearing as an advocate before English courts and international arbitrations.

Alexandra Bodnar, Keating Chambers

Alexandra Bodnar is a sought-after barrister specialising in the litigation and arbitration of UK and international construction and commercial matters.