Christopher Coffin

Consultant | London


Track record

Excalibur case

Representing the largest litigation funders of the Excalibur case in subsequent proceedings relating to their liability to the successful defendants and their subsequent claim against their former advisers.

Defence of fraud claim

Representing the sellers of a substantial stake in a publicly listed CIS natural resources company in defence of a fraud claim by the purchasers, which included complex issues of disclosure pursuant to freezing orders and search and seizure relief obtained by the claimants.

CIS client

Representing a CIS client in long running High Court litigation concerning alleged loans and conspiracy.

Russian borrower

Representing a Russian borrower in a high profile English High Court litigation with a Russian bank.

Shareholder dispute

Coordinating litigation arising from a shareholder's dispute in Cyprus, Anguilla and Belize on behalf of Russian shareholders in a global financial business.

Success fee dispute

Advising a Russian owned Hong Kong company in a dispute over a success fee relating to the sale of shares.

LCIA arbitrations

Representing clients from Russia and Azerbaijan in confidential LCIA arbitrations.

Dispute over design and build contract

Representing a Russian company in a dispute with a US company arising from a design and build contract.


  • English Law Week in Moscow - November 2015

  • ABA conference on Dispute Resolution in Moscow - September 2015

  • The 7th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Yerevan

  • The 8th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Kiev

  • The 9th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Vienna

  • BALA conferences in Baku - April 2013 and June 2015