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Wide general litigation experience in particular:

  • Acting for Cargolux in relation to a damages claim brought by a large number of claimants in relation to breach of antitrust rules
  • Acting for Robert Tchenguiz in relation to a claim for damages against the SFO
  • Obtaining court order for recovery of IT equipment from employee of company
  • Intervening in court proceedings on behalf of ICE Clear in relation to MF Global and settling claim
  • Advising on multi-jurisdictional enforcement of agreement
  • Advising football club on disciplinary proceedings against a footballer
  • Acting for Imcopa in relation to successfully resisting a challenge to majority vote on restructuring
  • Challenge in court to liability management exercise on behalf of bondholders
  • Advising on a reinsurance contract involving a major property development
  • Court application to obtain information in relation to internet hacking of an investment company
  • Investigation into alleged competition law breaches for a financial institution
  • Advising in relation to remedies available for breaches of a long term telecommunications supply contract
  • Advising ICE in relation to phishing incidents involving EU emission allowances including maintaining market continuity in a key market where there was potential user concern over market integrity and certainty
  • Advising NESV in relation to their purchase of Liverpool Football Club and continuing litigation
  • Advising on a complex insurance contract arising out of a fire which caused millions of euros damage
  • Advising Areva SA in relation to a £250 million damages action brought by the National Grid in the English High Court against Areva and a number of other defendants. This is the largest ever damages action brought in the UK for breach of antitrust rules
  • Dealing with an Early Neutral Evaluation in relation to the interpretation of the effect of an economic clause in a commercial contract
  • Advising a venture capital fund in relation to breach of warranty claims arising out of its investment in an IT related company in the UK
  • Dealing with Lehman related issues for a variety of banks including issues arising under ISDA agreements
  • Defending a claim against an investment bank in respect of resulting and constructive trust claims arising out of trading transactions
  • Advising on interpretation of agreements in relation to the provision of clearing services
  • Conducting an internal investigation and advising an investment bank in relation to conflict of interest points
  • Advising a UK plc in relation to an investigation concerning alleged improper payments made overseas involving the UK Anti Terrorism Crime and Security Act, US FCPA issues and US securities law issues
  • Advising a UK Building Society on potential regulatory investigations and action resulting from possible secondary endowment policy mis-selling in the UK and Jersey
  • Litigation involving Lloyd’s of London in the UK, US and Australia and in particular in relation to “R and R”
  • Defending professional negligence claims against barristers, solicitors and accountants
  • Commercial disputes for various banks and some FCA investigatory work as well as Pension Ombudsman enquiry work
  • Advising the Sultan of Brunei in relation to the dispute with Prince Jeffri
  • Advising the National Lottery Commission in relation to awarding the new licence to operate the UK lottery as well as dealing with the aftermath of the award of the then current licence
  • Private equity agreement disputes
  • Conflict issues
  • Various commodity arbitrations
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Advising The Bank of England in relation to both regulatory Banking Act issues as well as offences under the Act
  • Various self-regulatory bodies such as Fimbra, the Football Association and Lloyd’s of London in relation to investigatory and disciplinary issues
  • Advising the Football Association in relation to the Hillsborough Inquiry
  • Litigation disputes involving Johnson Matthey Bank after it became a subsidiary of the Bank of England
  • Advising clients in respect of DTI inquiries into Blue Arrow and Maxwell as well as other investigations including criminal ones
  • Advising the Trustees of the National Coal Board in respect of the Pension Fund dispute with the National Union of Mineworkers
  • Advising 18 airlines in respect of their challenge to the landing fees charged at London Heathrow in the early 1980s
  • Various insurance and reinsurance disputes, general banking litigation and mediation


  • King's College London, University of London, LL.B., 1970



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