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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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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”

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.

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