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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 significant mining investments company in a $500 million+ dispute with an international mining conglomerate in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules administered by the LCIA before a distinguished three-member tribunal.

Acting for a professional jockey in disciplinary proceedings brought by the British Horseracing Association.

Acting for a placement agent in an arbitration relating to its substantial contractual dispute with a GP in relation to its entitlement to commissions arising from investments in a renewable energy fund.

Representing a major African parastatal in relation to a $500m+ dispute brought under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules before a distinguished three-member tribunal [2020].

We act for a global bank in relation to potential claims in professional negligence against certain top-tier UK and US law firms.

We acted for an individual in his high-profile litigation against a leading bank, and are instructed in relation to a professional negligence claim against his previous legal advisers, and their professional indemnity insurers. The claim involves a number of alleged breaches of duty in relation to the historic management of the litigation.

We act for a high net worth individual in respect of a negligent valuation carried out in respect of the family estate.  We are also investigating allegations of professional negligence against the family’s former solicitors.

A and B  -v- C, D and E [2020] EWCA Civ 409 and [2020] EWHC 258 (Comm): acting for the successful appellants in the Court of Appeal and Commercial Court in an application under s. 44 Arbitration Act 1996 to compel the evidence of a non-party witness in aid of a New York arbitration.

Acted for an elite level boxer in respect of an alleged whereabouts failure. Successfully established that there was no negligence on the part of our client and accordingly the regulator agreed that it would not record the alleged whereabouts failure as a Missed Test.

Morley v The Royal Bank of Scotland [2019] EWHC 2865 (Ch) and [2020] EWHC 88 (Ch): acting for a property developer against the Defendant bank including on successful applications for specific disclosure and to summon two former bank employees to give evidence at trial.

Nielsen Holding A/S and another v Baldorino and others [2019] EWHC 1926 (Comm): acting for three individuals in defence of a £40m claim made against them in the Commercial Court for deceit, conspiracy to deceive and breach of fiduciary duties in connection to their successful management buy-out of a technology company.

PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd: defending an environmental class action in the Federal Court of Australia arising from an oil spill in the Timor Sea and advising in relation to a related multi-billion dollar claim commenced by the Government of Indonesia in Jakarta.

Global engineering company: acting for a client under investigation by the Australian Federal Police and other regulators for alleged foreign bribery and anti-corruption offences.

Transfer Pricing tax dispute: acting for a large multinational resources group in relation to a long running and complex transfer pricing dispute with the Australian Taxation Office.

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”

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