Rosie has a wide range of experience of high value litigation and arbitration cases.  She has particular experience in civil fraud, shareholder disputes including unfair prejudice petitions, and issues of contractual interpretation.

Over the past five years, Rosie has worked on a number of high profile cases, including most recently working on a business email compromise fraud in which CYK obtained England’s first worldwide freezing injunction of assets of ‘persons unknown’.  Rosie is an expert on costs issues and disputes and recently worked on detailed assessment proceedings subject to both the old and new proportionality rules.

Rosie has worked on a number of ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, HKIAC and SIAC arbitrations and has experience of commercial arbitrations, particularly in the oil and gas sector, as well as a number of investment treaty arbitrations.

Before joining CYK, Rosie focussed on honing her skills as a dispute resolution lawyer, spending 12 months in the international arbitration department, split between the London and Hong Kong offices of Allen & Overy. She also spent time in the contentious banking department assisting on various high value restructurings, and in the derivatives and structured finance department, the latter including a secondment to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Background

Rosie read Law with Law Studies in Europe at Oxford University, during which she studied for her Certificat Supérieur de Droit at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. At university, Rosie was a scholar of Somerville College and was holder of her college’s law exhibition from 2007-2010 for examination performance. Rosie then went on to complete the LPC where she gained a distinction. During her LPC year, Rosie took part in the annual VIS International Arbitration moot where she was a quarter-finalist and received an individual award.

Rosie regularly takes part in pro bono work, focussing in particular on student mentoring and is a governor of a secondary school in Islington.

Professional groups

Rosie is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum, the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, the London Solicitors Litigation Association, Junior LSLA and AIJA (the International Association of Young Lawyers).

Publications, articles and seminars

“Thinking outside of the (in)box” Rosie Wild and Tom Burton Wills (Young Fraud Lawyers Association, May 2018)

‘A guide to cost budgeting’  Rosie Wild and Michael Cumming-Bruce (Westlaw, June 2016)

‘Reckless mismanagement of a bank, the new criminal offence’  Rosie Wild  (Cummings Legal Update, March 2014)

‘Contingent Convertibles: an explanation’ Rosie Wild (Cummings Legal Update, October 2014)

‘Banks and Confidentiality: looking into CF Partners (UK) LLP v Barclays Bank Plc [2014],’ Stephen Elam and Rosie Wild (Hedge Fund Manager, December 2014)

Languages

  • French (intermediate)
  • German (basic)

Cases of Note

  • CMOC v Persons Unknown [2017], acting for international commodities business subject to a sophisticated Business Email Compromise fraud. Obtained first-known reported worldwide freezing injunction against ‘Persons Unknown’.

  • 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.

  • Vald. Nielsen Holding A/S & Anor v Baldorino & Ors, [2017] EWHC 1033 (Comm) acting for the defendants in a £42 million Commercial Court claim including allegations of deceit, conspiracy to defraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Acting successfully on a number of interim applications including a security for costs application.

  • Acting for a company defending Part 8 proceedings for payment of the balance of an advisory fee that it was claimed was payable under the terms of an investment agreement. The overall net returns of the underlying transaction were £185.8 million for the claimant entity. The case involved complex issues of contractual interpretation.

  • Sir David Garrard v Alex Salter. Acting for the defendant in a Part 8 shareholder dispute; including successfully defending an application to expedite the proceedings.

  • Acting for the claimant in Wyatt v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc 2015 EWHC 2150 (QB) in relation to defending an application to amend existing pleadings, to amend a cost budget, to strike out parts of pleadings and to allow supplemental witness evidence into the proceedings.

  • Advising Russian and Ukrainian clients on the English law aspects of a US$45 million LCIA arbitration concerning a dispute arising out of a joint venture in the agricultural sector.

  • Advising a large oil and gas company in a multi-million dollar UNCITRAL arbitration defending a claim against brought by a government.

  • Experience of dealing with statutory demands and insolvency related hearings from both the creditor and debtor side; including successfully defending the directors of a large group of companies in administration in respect of claims made under personal guarantees.