Acting against a major bank in a dispute over the making of a loan for the development of a household name supermarket and the related hedging of the loan by the use of an interest rate swap.
Acting for a German industrial company as 40% shareholder of a Dutch company in relation to a dispute over bridging finance of €180m lent to it by a syndicate of global banks. Our client asserted that the banks had an obligation to replace the bridge facility with a High Yield Bond.
Acting for a BVI hedge fund, and its BVI director in a dispute with its bank, and its English broker over the closure by the bank of the fund’s trading positions in FTSE options on LIFFE and the consequent loss of €40 million.
Acting for a hedge fund in a dispute over the redemption of shares by a global bank and the termination of an option agreement by that bank under which it provided the funds for a leveraged class of share.
Acting for a spread-betting company in a claim relating to the forced liquidation of equity options.
Acted in numerous FX disputes.
Acting for a property investment fund over a loan agreement entered into, disputing terms of the sale of the linked asset, issuing proceedings against a well-known bank for misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of duty in tort.
Acting for a family-owned property investment company with properties in the UK, South Africa and Australia worth over £30 million over a 10 year loan agreement with a major high street bank.
Acting in numerous high profile disputes relating to the sale of interest rate swaps and other derivatives.
Langbar v Rybak & Others - acting for the Rybak Defendants in response to fraud allegations and proprietary claims arising out of the high profile collapse of Langbar International (formerly Crown Corporation). The claim followed one of the largest collapses of a company on the Alternative Investment Market and resulted in one of the biggest civil fraud trials of last year (57 days).
Valse v MLIB - claim on behalf of a family investment vehicle (managed in Switzerland) alleging breach of mandate against Merrill Lynch Investment Bank.
Called to the Bar, 1986
England and Wales, 2004
CEDR Mediator, 2006
Financial Services Lawyers Association