Acted for the joint liquidators of Fairfield Sentry Limited in relation to a multi-billion dollar ground-breaking liquidation, assisting the liquidators across a range of actions and disputes in major and substantial recoveries for the benefit of victims of the Madoff fraud.
Acted as the lead lawyer and advocate for Hong Kong Bankruptcy Trustees in achieving landmark first-of-its-kind recognition of a foreign insolvency proceeding in the British Virgin Islands.
Acting for claimants and defendants in a range of commercial and shareholder disputes including a significant multi-jurisdictional unfair prejudice petition involving competing allegations of fraud.
Advising and acting in relation to interlocutory relief in a range of scenarios including acting for applicants and respondents for freezing orders, various disclosure orders (including in relation to third parties) and anti-suit injunctions.
Acted for the defendants in a US$2 billion claim for inducement of breach of contract in relation to a mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Acting for a telecommunications regulator in relation to several judicial review challenges of decisions in relation to competition regulation and spectrum allocation.
Advising an investor in relation to a claim against a State under the Energy Charter Treaty
Advising an investor in relation to enforcement of an arbitral award made under a Bilateral Investment Treaty
Advising a state in relation to issues pertaining to freedom of navigation and the law of the sea
In the Matter of Fortuna Fix Limited (in administration) - acting for a majority shareholder and creditor in a joint venture company established to develop a treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and spinal chord injury. The matter involved a contentious administration, against the background of entrenched shareholder disputes, which we persuaded the Court to terminate, allowing our creditor client to assert contractual rights which had been stayed by the administration.
Anchor Hedge Fund & others v Reed Smith LLP - Acting for the liquidators of three BVI hedge funds in pursuing and ultimately settling a claim against the funds’ former UK solicitors, Reed Smith, for restoration of trust moneys wrongly paid away.
Racing Point Formula One Team - Advising Racing Point on the acquisition of the Force India Formula One Team’s business from administration, working collaboratively with Withers’ business team on a transaction which involved extensive consideration of insolvency issues and historic contentious issues concerning the team and its previous owners.
Advising a well-known Russian business woman on the enforcement of a Russian judgment in the BVI, obtaining interim freezing and receivership orders following dissipation of assets by the judgment creditor and ultimately securing a recovery of valuable business assets held via complex nominee and trust arrangements involving BVI companies.
Acting for successful investors in connection with an dispute concerning their investment in a group of technology companies, in which their shares were forfeited and the group holding company placed into liquidation. The case involves complex legal issues concerning reflective loss principle (which can, in some circumstances, prevent shareholders from suing in respect of a loss suffered by the company) which are due to be considered shortly in the English Court of Appeal.
Acting for the Petitioners in a complex shareholder dispute involving shares held by multiple complex trusts. The case involved unfair prejudice and dishonesty allegations concerning several related companies in the UK and Hong Kong.
Acting in a series of confidential multi-jurisdictional arbitration references concerning a shipping joint venture dispute.
Advising foreign professional trustees in connection with a dispute concerning a UK-based property development joint venture which comprised part of business assets under their management.
England and Wales, 2010
British Virgin Islands, 2010
Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited