Josephine is a commercial litigator and advises companies and high net worth individuals on a broad range of commercial disputes including contractual, partnership, joint venture and insolvency-related disputes. She has particular experience of fraud and complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Josephine has experience of all forms of commercial dispute resolution including High Court litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations and cases involving both litigation funding and ATE insurance. 

Highlights of her work include:

  • Acting for the Libyan sovereign wealth fund in its USD 2.1bn claim for rescission of a series of trades purportedly entered into with the SocGen group which involved members of the latter making allegedly fraudulent payments totalling USD 58m to a Panamanian company (The Libyan Investment Authority v. Société Générale SA & others).
  • Acting for a Russian defendant at first instance and on appeal in its successful jurisdiction challenge further to a claim for USD 20m brought by one of a syndicate of European banks pursuant to a loan facility entered into with a Russian borrower and guarantor, both in liquidation (Erste Group Bank AG v. JSC “VMZ Red October” & others).
  • Acting for the claimant at first instance and on appeal in relation to a claim arising out of the division of partnership assets in the form of a substantial property portfolio. The High Court proceedings took place on an expedited basis and involved multiple interlocutory applications including for injunctive and security for costs relief (J. Ackerman v. N. Ackerman & others).
  • Advising a high-profile figure from the former CIS on issues relating to the expropriation of high-value strategic assets.
  • Advising respondents to an ICC arbitration in relation to claims for misrepresentation and breach of contract arising out of a joint venture project in Eastern Europe.
  • Advising a transportation and logistics provider in relation to claims pursuant to the terms of an SPA for breaches of warranty.