Commercial Litigation

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Our commercial litigation team are routinely retained on high value domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes opposite well regarded US, Magic Circle and other established City practices.

We are experienced in taking cases through the High Court, Court of Appeal and to the Supreme Court, as well as co-counselling in respect of cross-border disputes in the US and other foreign jurisdictions.

We also represent clients before a range of arbitral bodies, including the ICC and LCIA, in connection with various international commercial arbitration disputes.

Our clients include SMEs, privately owned and listed UK and international household names, established investors, HNWIs and professional services firms.

Our team has extensive experience of a full range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation and expert determination, and has a strong commercial understanding of the sectors and markets in which our clients operate.

Wallace LLP is a recognised firm for commercial and corporate litigation in the Chambers and Partners directory, 2020.

The Legal 500 notes ‘Wallace LLP has a talented team of commercial litigators in place to resolve litigation, arbitrations and disputes of a commercial nature’. The directory also says that Wallace ‘frequently acts in complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate and commercial disputes’.

Specialist expertise includes:

  • Shareholder and international joint venture disputes

  • Contract disputes including warranty litigation

  • Civil fraud litigation

  • Professional negligence

  • Intellectual property disputes (trade mark, copyright, passing off and others)

  • Insolvency litigation

  • Misrepresentation and misappropriation claims

  • Asset recovery and protection

  • Anti-trust/competition litigation including private follow-on damages action

 
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Notable case references

Commercial:

  • Acting for two foreign domiciled individuals in successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English court, in relation to Commercial Court claims for in excess of US $100 million brought against them by companies within a well-known international mining and metals group ultimately owned and controlled by Kazakh oligarchs. The claims concerned allegations of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties.

  • Successfully representing a Swiss based high net worth individual and his UK domiciled co-defendant in their defence of substantial multimillion pound High Court proceedings brought against them by a disgruntled Swiss based investor concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance, conspiracy and breach of trust.

  • Acting for a leading private equity owned provider of tailored ‘welfare to work’ services in respect of a multimillion pound Commercial Court claim brought against it by a European provider of digital transformation services.

  • Acting for two foreign incorporated entities in respect of confidential LCIA proceedings brought by a Middle Eastern company ultimately owned and controlled by Kazakh oligarchs in a claim for in excess of US $75 million. The claim concerns allegations of fraud arising out of the operation of a tolling agreement in the metals and mining sector.

  • Acting for a well-known ultra-high net worth international businessman defending confidential LCIA proceedings brought by a BVI company, ultimately beneficially owned by a well-known Russian businessman in a claim for approximately US$14 million. The claim concerns a debt disputed on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation.

  • Acted for a Panamanian company in its multimillion pound High Court claims against four prominent personal defendants and eight corporate defendant companies for breach of fiduciary duty, knowing receipt of funds and other contractual benefits wrongfully procured pursuant to a fraudulent investment scheme.

 

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