Fladgate
Flatgate
Flatgate
Cecilia Ricks

Cecilia Ricks

Associate

I specialise in commercial disputes including those concerning breach of contract, companies and partnerships and civil fraud.

About

I have experience in a wide range of general commercial litigation matters involving both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. I also specialise in alternative dispute resolution such as arbitrations and mediations. I have advised a variety of clients including banks, entrepreneurs and corporates operating in a range of sectors such as technology, sport and energy.

Outside of work, I row competitively. When I am not rowing, I am a keen cyclist and enjoy traveling to Europe for cycling holidays.

Expertise

Working closely with clients to anticipate and deal with their business risks and objectives, we utilise the skills of a team of lawyers who are experienced in all types of dispute resolution. Our multi-national, bi-lingual team enables us to service clients wherever they are in the world while achieving the best results for their business.

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We have a track record for taking on complex, high value and cross-border disputes across a range of sectors. Our strong international focus is a key strength. Our team acts for corporates, high net worth individuals and other overseas lawyers. The practice is home to a several international desks including India and the Middle East.

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A highly experienced private wealth disputes team providing a one stop shop to clients in the sector and able to advise on any issue which may arise. Advising clients across-the-board, the team can strive to minimise the risk of disputes while having the expertise and experience to litigate at the highest level.

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Our civil fraud & asset recovery team is described as 'innovative and nimble'. Its members include those with industry and regional experience as well having regulatory, trusts, employment and insolvency specialisms.

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Our insolvency & restructuring team, comprising experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges. We are known in the market for our 'pragmatic and responsive advice' to a range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, debtors and directors.

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Through our extensive relationships with law firms around the world, our clients gain access to teams of lawyers worldwide with a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by businesses in the energy and resources sectors. We have particular experience of energy-related transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

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Our technology team covers the full range of advisory and transactional work, from day-to-day commercial advice, such as software licensing and channel arrangements, through to negotiating major systems procurement, systems integration and outsourcing transactions.

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Experience

  • Acting for a non-Executive Director in request of a £37.6 million claim for breach of director’s duties (statutory and fiduciary) brought by Joint Liquidators.
  • Representing a Bahamian bank on a jurisdictional challenge in the English courts.
  • Acting on behalf of a subsidiary of a UK Listed energy company in relation to two complex and interlinked international arbitrations relating to an oil and gas concession.
  • Acting for the provisional director of a Californian technology company in a High Court claim relating to the disputed ownership of valuable shares in an English IT company.

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