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Our experience and cases of note

A track record of fearlessness, from headline litigation to specialist dispute resolution and arbitration.

Since our foundation in 2009, our work has included a wide range of notable cases, including some of the most high-profile litigation against major banks in the last decade. We’ve also worked on ground-breaking cases in a wide variety of other areas, including civil fraud, competition disputes, contentious insolvency and financial services regulation.

You can read more about our core Practice areas, and find out more about our cases of note below.

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Representing a Ukrainian businessman challenging an application for security for costs

Advising clients in relation to a high profile contractual dispute named in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2022

Acting for Chinese and Chilean clients in relation to an alleged $1bn+ fraud claim

Tulip Trading Ltd v Bitcoin Association for BSV & Others: acting for the 15th and 16th Defendants in proceedings valued in excess of £4 billion for the recovery of bitcoin on four different blockchains. The claim involves novel allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty against software developers and counter-allegations of fraudulent claims to ownership.

Topalsson GmbH v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd  [2023] EWHC 1765 (TCC): acting for a German software development company against the luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce in relation to a software project to deliver a real-time configurator for the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Advisory: advising a leading cosmetic retailer in relation to several breaches of licensing and shareholders’ agreements.

English court litigation: representing a multinational company as a Part 20 defendant in English class action proceedings.

Resisting the enforcement of arbitral awards in the English courts: Acting for a State in resisting the enforcement of arbitration awards totalling over USD 50 bn.

Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules: advising a state in investment treaty claims commenced by claimant under the UNCITRAL Rules concerning a real estate project in the centre of its capital.

Ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules: representing a European contractor in an ad-hoc UNCITRAL arbitration, seated in New Delhi, relating to the construction of two petrochemical plants in India.

SIAC arbitrations: representing the US and Indonesian subsidiaries of a global engineering group in three parallel SIAC arbitrations, governed by English and Indonesian law, arising out of the construction of installations at a coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

ICC arbitration: representing a supermajor’s interests (through its subsidiary) in an ICC arbitration concerning its interest in a USD multi-billion Liquified Natural Gas project.

Bilateral investment treaty arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules: acting for a State in successfully defending a US$12 billion claim brought against it on the basis of the alleged expropriation of assets.

Acting for a property company in claims of over £17m against RBS in which the company claims that RBS unilaterally altered the term of a £10.5m loan agreement without the company’s authority or permission. The case involved complex issues of restitution and subrogation.

CMOC v Persons Unknown [2018], acting for international commodities business subject to a sophisticated Business Email Compromise fraud. Obtained first-known reported worldwide freezing injunction against ‘Persons Unknown’.

Blackstar Advisors v Cheyne Capital [2019] EWCA Civ 2210, successfully defending the fund against contractual claim for unpaid fees.

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