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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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CMOC Sales & Marketing Ltd v Persons Unknown & 30 others [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm), acting for international commodities business subject to a sophisticated Business Email Compromise fraud. Obtained first-known reported worldwide freezing injunction against ‘Persons Unknown’

British American Tobacco p.l.c. and Ors v HMRC – acting for BAT and other claimant companies in relation to a complex appeal against primary legislation (s.38 Finance (No. 2) Act 2015), which imposed a 45% tax on “restitution interest”

Cyprus Popular Bank v Hellenic Republic (ICSID Arbitration No. ARB/14/16), acting for the claimant bank against Greece over its exclusion from emergency liquidity assistance (ELA)

Test Claimants in the FII Group Litigation v HMRC, acting for a large group of multinational claimant companies claiming restitution of advance corporation tax

Multiple arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA and ICSID rules primarily with a nexus to Russia and the CIS

Ang v Reliantco Investments Ltd [2019] EWHC 879 (Comm): acting for the Defendant in an application challenging the jurisdiction of the English Court to hear a claim relating to the alleged wrongful close-out of Bitcoin futures.

Acting against a major bank in relation to claims for the misselling of derivative products.

Acting on behalf of a listed overseas commodities and investment company in relation to its challenge brought under s. 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 regarding a high value international shareholders’ dispute, derivative action and fraud claim brought under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Acting for a property developer in a professional negligence dispute against a firm of architects on a major building project.

Acting for a leading litigation funder in a contractual dispute relating to funding agreements.

Acting for a number of commercial property sector clients in connection with interest rate swap mis-selling.

Acting for a leading engineering firm in a contractual dispute relating to a high-value project with a major vehicle manufacturer.

Acting for a leading property investment group in a dispute related to contractual terms of significance in the commercial lending market.

Successfully obtaining a freezing order in support of the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in England.

Successfully obtaining and executing an ex parte search order and passport order against a former employee of a global business suspected of misappropriating confidential business information and personal data.

Grove Park Properties Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland: [2018] EWHC 3521 (Comm) – acting for the Claimant in relation to claims that the Bank materially altered a substantial loan agreement without the Claimant’s consent / knowledge.

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