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Acted for Claimant Shareholder in Complex Funds Litigation

Acted for a claimant shareholder as junior counsel in a three-week trial in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court. The claim concerned investments into a fund which held collateralized debt against U.S.-based real estate assets and was brought on various grounds including misrepresentation and unfair prejudice.

Acted for Former Premiership Footballer in Claim Against Agent, Barrister

Acted for a former premiership footballer in claim against his former agent and barrister to recover ownership of a company which had been misappropriated.

Complex Fraud Litigation Concerning Russian Energy Assets

Acted for two Swiss companies and a Russian citizen resident in Switzerland as defendants to a counterclaim in a heavy and complex multibillion-dollar dispute concerning Russian energy sector interests. The allegations concerned, among other things, various alleged fraudulent misrepresentations.

Acted for Chinese Company in Multibillion Injunction

Acted for a large Chinese company in resisting a freezing injunction over a hotel in Macau worth HK$1.5 billion. The order was granted ex parte on allegations that the hotel had been procured by way of kidnap, extreme duress and forgery.  The injunction was discharged at the return date on various grounds.

Complex International Insolvency

Acted for a U.S. financier defendant in a $3.2 billion fraud case. The claim was made by the trustee in bankruptcy and concerned interest made by the defendant in respect of loans made to the companies in the sum of $39 million. The action concerned an application to challenge the trustee’s admission of the claims in the U.S. proceedings.

Acted in Multibillion-Dollar Claim Alleging Fraud, Bribery, and Intimidation

Advised a defendant in a claim made by the Libyan Investment Authority valued at $2.1 billion. In the proceedings, it was alleged that the defendant had received $58.4 million as part of a scheme to bribe and intimidate various parties in order to facilitate entry into a contract for investments.

Conducted an Investigation and Advised Middle Eastern Government Officials on Data Interception, Collection

Advised the government of a Middle Eastern state on the parameters and extent of its data interception and collection laws.

Appeared in Appeals Case Concerning Fraud Allegations

Appeared as junior counsel in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in a leading case which determined that the Court had no powers to serve a freestanding injunction ordered in support of foreign proceedings upon a foreign defendant.  The case concerned allegations of fraud against a Hong Kong resident concerning a BVI company.

Obtained Emergency Freezing Relief in International Asset Recovery Matter

Obtained emergency freezing relief (under the Chabra jurisdiction) against a British Virgin Islands company holding industrial assets in Ukraine as part of an international asset recovery strategy to satisfy of a judgment of the Ukrainian Courts.

Obtained Injunctive and Receivership Orders Against Companies in Support of Arbitration Proceedings

Assisted in obtaining injunctive and receivership orders against a British Virgin Islands and Anguillan company in support of London Court of International Arbitration proceedings. The matter concerned commercial land developments in Eastern Europe and Russia. 

Obtained Freezing Relief and Receivership Orders Against BVI Company

Acted to obtain freezing relief and subsequently receivership orders against a British Virgin Islands company which had redomiciled from another jurisdiction in an attempt to avoid payment under a London Court of International Arbitration award. The case concerned a dispute over the development of various energy interests in Iraq.

Obtained Relief for Pharma Company in British Virgin Islands

Obtained pharmaceutical company relief against third parties. Highlights include involvement in a leading case in the British Virgin Islands as well as in support of substantive proceedings concerning agricultural interests in Russia and Scandinavia.

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