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I am a disputes lawyer who acts in a wide range of complex, cross border and high-value cases in both court and arbitration proceedings.

My litigation practice incorporates a broad range of commercial disputes with a focus on partnership disputes, civil fraud and contentious insolvency. I have particular experience of handling cases involving freezing injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other forms of interim relief. I have also managed proceedings in foreign jurisdictions and assisted foreign parties in obtaining evidence from parties in England & Wales pursuant to the Hague Convention.

I have advised and represented clients in international arbitration under the LCIA, ICC, GAFTA and UNCITRAL arbitration rules, as well as experience advising on ICSID arbitrations.

I commonly act for entrepreneurs, high-net worth individuals, energy companies, and clients in the finance, private equity and property sectors.

Away from work, I am a keen globe-trotter and enjoy pushing myself to explore new countries and cultures. This is something I can now enjoy with my family, who are already intrepid little explorers.

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Expertise

Dispute Resolution

International Arbitration

Restructuring & Insolvency

Professional Practices

Commercial Litigation

Experience

  • Public Institution For Social Security v Al Rajaan & Ors 2021 - defending a high value claim for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt of trust property
  • ICC arbitration 2021 - acting for Claimants pursuing high value claims for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract
  • LCIA arbitration 2019 to 2021 – acting for Respondents in defence of a €60 million claim concerning entities that owned mining rights in an African state
  • Lady Moon SPV SRL v Petricca & Co Capital Limited [2019] EWHC 439 (Ch) defending an attempt to wind up an Italian real estate investment fund in England & Wales
  • Avonwick Holdings Limited & Ors v Mikhail Shlosberg [2016] EWCA Civ 1138 and Michael Shlosberg v Avonwick Holdings Limited & Ors [2016] EWHC 1001 (Ch) [2016] All ER (D) 76 (May) – various proceedings including the defence of unlawful means conspiracy claim and claims in other jurisdictions
  • ORB A.R.L. & Anor v Fiddler & Anor [2016] EWHC 361 (Comm) (26 February 2016) defence of a claim including resisting a Norwich Pharmacal application
  • Bloomsbury International Limited (in administration) & Ors v Mark Holyoake & Ors [2010] EWHC 1150 (Ch) – a dispute involving a freezing injunction, search order and claim for misappropriation

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