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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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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.

Aries GNH (Operations) Ltd v Robson Asset Management Manco Ltd [2020]: successfully defending a winding up petition brought off the back of a complex structured finance transaction involving a number of cross-collateralising and cross-defaulting loans.

Representing shareholders in a joint venture dispute concerning an Angolan oil project governed by the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Representing an Additional Party in arbitration proceedings seeking interpleader relief in respect of contractual commission payments brought under the LCIA rules.

Morina and Others v Scherbakova and Others (Re Estate of Vladimir Alekseyevich Scherbakov) [2022]: acting for beneficiaries in complex high value international probate litigation with proceedings in England, Belgium and various other jurisdictions.

Topalsson GmbH v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd [2022]: acting for Topalsson in respect of its claim for breach of a contract for the development and deployment of a ‘configurator’ for Rolls-Royce’s car models. The configurator was intended to be a piece of software which would allow customers and dealers to customise cars with photorealistic 3D models in real-time.

BPY v MXV [2023] EWHC 82 (Comm): Successfully defending a challenge brought under Section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 to an arbitral award. This case is significant because of the numerous and notable grounds for the challenge, which included: rules applicable to cross examinations in London-seated arbitrations; alleged bias; and treatment of allegedly unlawfully obtained documents.

Advising victims of authorised push payment and forex frauds.

Advising an ICA award creditor resist a section 67 Arbitration Act challenge.

Advising Russian, Indian and Middle Eastern banks pursuing guarantors and promoters.

Acting for asset manager and investment bank in successfully obtaining urgent orders for the reinstatement of a deregistered company in the Supreme Court of Queensland for the purpose of effecting the removal of a South Korean aircraft mortgage registration, necessary to facilitate the completion of a $40million aircraft sale.

Acting for major Chinese State-owned capital fund in relation to enforcement of securities and resulting disputes concerning Australian property development investment exposure.

Acting for the administrators and liquidators of the Rubicor Group, formerly one of Australia’s largest recruitment and human resources providers, including with respect to proposed deeds of company arrangement, asset realisation, and successful unfair preference claims.

Acting for the administrators and liquidators of the RCR Tomlinson Group in relation to its solar energy subsidiary (formerly Australia’s largest solar energy EPC contractor), including with respect to disputes arising from the ongoing management of 12 large-scale commercial solar farm projects.

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