I am an international disputes lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising major private and state corporations, as well as ultra-high net worth individuals operating mainly in the energy/natural resources, real estate and financial sectors.
I am a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution department and lead the firm’s Russia/CIS team.
I have a particular interest and specialism in resolving complex high value commercial conflicts (involving arbitration and court proceedings, as well as alternative dispute resolution) relating to energy/natural resources, international trade, joint venture and shareholder disputes, banking and finance, fraud and asset tracing connected with Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Middle East.
I routinely conduct arbitrations under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and others. I am fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages and have intimate knowledge of local business, its culture and personal connections.
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.READ MORE
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.
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
We advise international companies both in the UK and abroad in relation to conducting arbitration proceedings and enforcing international arbitration awards. Our team is also experienced in dealing with investor-state arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, including the Energy Charter Treaty.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
We advise secondary and primary-market investors in a range of sectors, PPPs/PFI and asset-backed vehicles we advise investors and contractors on their involvement with PPPs, PFIs and asset-backed vehicles and are experienced in drafting and negotiating appropriate forms of contract (including standard forms) and associated sub-contracts. We also act for a number of investors and contractors on existing renewable energy and battery storage projects, PPPs and PFIs, including advice to investors on the acquisition of portfolios of PFI/ PPP and renewable energy generation assets.
- Representing Swiss trading company in relation to claims brought by offtakers (English High Court).
- Defending a guarantor of insolvent company’s contractual obligations in respect of claims brought by the receiver (LCIA).
- Defending a commodities trader in relation to alleged breach of contract claim (ICC).
- Advising a shareholder in relation to derivative action claims (English High Court).
- Advising majority shareholders in relation to unfair prejudice claims (LCIA).