Rupert D’Cruz

Rupert D’Cruz specialises in commercial and chancery litigation and international arbitration. He is recognised as a leading commercial barrister and a leader in his field in Chambers and Partners UK, Chambers & Partners Global and The Legal 500  in which he has received the following commendations:

  • “very bright”;  
  • “calm and thorough”; 
  • “highly responsive”; 
  • “advocacy is excellent”; 
  • “succeeds in obtaining the relevant responses without being aggressive 
  • “heavily involved in commercial litigation and arbitration related to the CIS”; 
  • “singled out for his authoritative arguments in court”.

Rupert’s principal areas of practice are:

  • Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing
  • Company and Shareholder Disputes
  • Banking and Securities
  • Sale of Goods
  • Chancery, Equity and Trust Disputes

Further details of his specific experience in these areas can be found on the “Commercial” page below and the attached c.v.

Rupert, a Russian speaker, has particular expertise in Russian/CIS related litigation and an extensive working knowledge and practical experience of local law and practice.

He holds the following positions of responsibility in relation to Russia and the CIS:

  • Bar Council International Committee representative for Russia and the CIS
  • Secretary of the British-Russian Law Association (BRLA)
  • Secretary of the British-Kazakh Law Association (BrKLA)
He is also the co-ordinator of Littleton’s CIS Group


Rupert also sits as arbitrator in LCIA arbitrations involving CIS parties.