Advising on International Arbitration and Associated Enforcement and Litigation Across Multiple Jurisdictions

Acted for a group of companies that own and operate oil rigs, which were involved in an international arbitration against a Venezuelan state-owned oil company and other associated matters. Advised and assisted in enforcement of the arbitration award, general advice and settlement discussions on claim worth in excess of $300 million. Involved in ongoing English High Court litigation, U.S. and other actions liaising with multiple legal teams in different jurisdictions.

Acted for Client in Connection with Preference, Undervalue Transaction Claims

Acted for a U.K. company in connection with preference and undervalue transaction claims threatened against it by an administrator.

Defense in $100 Million Proceedings in English Commercial Court

Acted for a defendant in $100 million proceedings in the English Commercial Court.

Advised High-Net-Worth German Individual and His Family on Variety of Financial Services Matters, Litigation

Advised a German high-net-worth individual and his family office on financial services matters, tax and estate planning in Monaco, Dubai and the U.K., as well as conducted litigation proceedings in the U.K., Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Secured Motion to Dismiss in Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act Case

Secured motion to dismiss with prejudice in Cook County Chancery Court for the client, a pharmaceutical company, in an action brought by the Illinois Attorney General against various manufacturers and distributors. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants had created a public nuisance and violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, and that the distributors had failed to properly examine and report suspicious orders of opioid medications.

Advising on Settlement of Republic of Ireland Government Claim on Estate

Acted for an estate of a deceased client, which owned extensive land and property in Ireland, and assisted in settling a multimillion-pound claim with the Irish Government, including disclosure, liaising with the various government institutions to agree settlement, and attending signing in Dublin Castle to execute the settlement agreement with representatives for the Irish Government.

Advising on Potential Defamation Claim Against Major British Broadcast Provider

Acted for a client who was to be the focus of an upcoming investigation conducted by a major British broadcast network. Advised the client as to potential defamation claim and prospects of pre-publication injunction against the network, and pre-action correspondence in conjunction with leading counsel.

Acting on Behalf of FTSE 100 Company Facing Hostile Takeover

Acted as part of a team that included Corporate and Commercial partners to advise a large gold miner and producer facing a hostile takeover on potential injunctive relief. Advised client on how to deal with receipt of and assisted in the response to s793 Notices sent under the Companies Act 2006. Further acted for and advised the Board of Directors and Directors on ongoing litigation and regulatory investigations.

Issuing Claim Against International Auction House and Foreign Government

Acted for client in obtaining declaration from the English High Court as to ownership of a painting sold to the client by a leading auction house, which was subsequently alleged to have been stolen and belonged to a foreign government. Issued claim against leading auction house for negligence; and  claim against foreign state while dealing with questions of state immunity. Dealt with Interpol, Metropolitan Police, foreign Government Agencies and the Art Loss Register in connection with this matter.

High Court Proceedings for Premier League Football Club Relating to Ticket Terms and Conditions

Acted for a premier league football club in various High Court proceedings in enforcing the club’s ticket terms and conditions against third party resellers. 

Advising International Real Estate Investor on Partnership Dispute

Acted for client in relation to partnership dispute involving removal of partner and subsequent litigation and injunctive proceedings to stop use of confidential investor information by removed partner. Successfully obtained injunctive relief in the English High Court and acted for client on Appeal to the English Court of Appeal. Dealt with client’s other international advisers with regards to satellite litigation in Guernsey and initiating arbitration before the London Court of International Arbitration.

Acted for International Beauty Pageant Following Discrimination Allegations

Acted for international beauty pageant following allegations that the rules of the pageant are discriminatory.  

Advised U.K. Pharma Company in Defamatory Reporting Case

Advised a U.K. pharmaceutical company concerning defamatory reporting in the media about one of its key products.

Acted in Proceedings Involving the Unlawful Sale and Distribution of Tickets for a Major English Tennis Club

Acted for a grand slam tennis club in proceedings against event management companies and their directors in connection with the unlawful sale and distribution of the club’s tickets to its annual championships.

Advising on Sunken Treasure Worth $17 Billion

Advised corporate client in connection with proposals to explore, recover and raise up the Spanish War Galleon known as the San Jose, which sunk in the South Pacific in 1708, carrying treasure that may be worth in excess of $17 billion. Advised multinational client on possibility of obtaining declaratory relief from High Court as to ownership and title to treasure prior to recovery. Dealt with aspects of foreign government tender process and media interest in the same.

Advised on Numerous Committal Applications

Advised on numerous committal applications in respect of breaches of interim and permanent injunctions resulting in both custodial and suspended sentences, as well as successfully defending Court of Appeal applications to set aside committal orders.

Obtained High Court Injunctions Related to Major Sporting Event Ticketing Sales

Obtained numerous urgent prohibitory High Court injunctions in relation to the unauthorised sale of tickets to major sporting events including the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Premier League football games and international rugby matches.

Advised on Complex Commodities Fraud

Advised in complex London Court of International Arbitration and International Chamber of Commerce conjoined arbitrations concerning allegations of bribery and agency in relation to global fertiliser trading.

Multimillion-Euro Shareholder Dispute

Advised in high-value unfair prejudice proceedings with assets in dispute up to the value of €50 million.

Multimillion-Pound PPE Fraud during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Advised on obtaining urgent injunctions to restrain and recover assets arising out of the purchase of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protecting Well-Known Wholesaler from Carousel Fraud

Successfully resisted a fraudulent winding up petition brought against an international wholesaler under the pretence of fraud, and in doing so uncovered and exposed a multimillion-pound carousel fraud that had been committed against it.

Successful Mediation Regarding an Equestrian Horse

Acted for equestrian stables in defending proceedings brought under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 by a purchaser of a horse. Resisted the claim and at mediation negotiated a settlement whereby a nominal payment was made as a gesture of goodwill, caveated to supporting the horse’s welfare.

Negotiated Settlement of a Contested 1954 Act Lease Renewal Claim

Assisted the owner of a significant freehold building in West London earmarked for substantive redevelopment in a contested 1954 lease renewal claim brought by a high-profile leasehold tenant. Disposed of the court proceedings by consent after successfully arguing that section 30(1)(f) of the 1954 Act had been satisfied.

Federal Civil Rights and Education Discrimination Trial

Served as lead counsel in lawsuit against three school districts and state activities association for failing to provide equal opportunities to female students to participate in high school sports.

Represented Malaysian Client in $18.5 Million Fraud Claim

Represented a Malaysian client (and politically exposed person (PEP)) in a claim against a U.K. individual for fraudulent misrepresentation valued at $18.5 million. Obtained and retained a worldwide freezing order against the defendant.

Opposition to a Motion for Summary Judgment in Federal Court

Drafted significant portions of an opposition to a motion for summary judgment in federal court that resulted in an outright denial of the motion.

Motion to Dismiss RICO, Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Defamation Claims in Federal Court

Drafted significant portions of a motion to dismiss filed in federal court that resulted in a complete dismissal of claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and common law defamation.

Dispositive Motions in California State Court

Drafted and filed a demurrer and a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a real estate investment firm and its managing member in California State Court.

Multimillion-Dollar Settlement in Fraudulent Transfer Action

Negotiated the terms of a multimillion-dollar settlement between a real estate investment firm, a bank and several individuals in a lawsuit brought under the California Voidable Transactions Act.

Depositions in Environmental Tort and CERCLA Action Stemming from Catastrophic Mine Blowout

First-chaired several offensive and defensive depositions, including a 30(b)(6) deposition of a subsidiary of a multibillion-dollar mining company, in an environmental tort and CERCLA action stemming from a catastrophic mine blowout.

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