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.

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:

  • Successfully represented high net worth individuals in the defence of 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.

  • 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.

  • Successfully represented, at first instance and on appeal, a BVI company owned by a leading Russian entrepreneur in its claim for full recovery of an investment in a substantial property deal mis-sold on the basis of a fraudulent misrepresentation.

  • Acting for two foreign domiciled individuals in their defence of multimillion pound Commercial Court proceedings brought against them by a well-known international mining and metals group concerning allegations of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties.

  • 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.

 

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