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Flatgate
Nadia Osborne

Nadia Osborne

Senior Associate

I specialise in general commercial litigation and contentious insolvency law. I have particular experience in dealing with cross-jurisdictional disputes and group actions.

About

I have expertise in a wide range of general commercial litigation matters. As a generalist, my work covers various practices and substantive areas, including complex commercial litigation, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional. My experience spans cases that have gone to trial (in England and Iceland) to applications for injunctive relief or other interlocutory relief. I also have experience in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. I have a particular interest in disputes involving an international element and working with foreign counsel.

In addition, I have extensive experience in cross-border insolvency and represent creditors and debtors in an insolvency context.

I act on behalf of a range of English and international registered companies / corporations as well as high net worth individuals. I analyse a client’s issues and priorities so that my work is tied to their strategic goals. My priority is to assist clients in obtaining the best results in litigation.

Outside of work, I like to stay active, go to the theatre and travel. I am also a history enthusiast.

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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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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With full service disputes capabilities, substantial links to the funding community and a track record of acting on trailblazing cases, our specialist group litigation lawyers provide a bespoke service including the identification, assessment, structuring and launch of compelling cases for individual claimants and companies.

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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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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.

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Experience

  • Acting for a non-Executive Director in respect of a £37.6 million claim for breach of directors’ 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.
  • Advising on termination of aircraft leasing agreements and seeking ex parte interim arrest and possession injunctions for non-payment of lease fees.
  • Acted for a financial services regulator in pursing recoveries in excess of £400 million in relation to a complex corporate structure of a failed property fund subject to jurisdictions of various Caribbean countries. Work done involved local and cross border insolvency issues and on-going management of claims both in and outside the UK including formal insolvency processes and civil litigation.

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