09 December 2020 - Events
Represented the liquidators of the second-largest of the "feeder funds" which channelled billions of US dollars into Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Litigation arising out of the liquidations included: (i) audit negligence; (ii) claims in unjust enrichment and contract/tort against the management of the companies (Kingate Global Fund Limited (in Liquidation) v Kingate Management Limited & Ors  SC (Bda) 65 Com (25 September 2015) and Kingate Global Fund Limited (in Liquidation) v Kingate Management Limited & Ors  SC (Bda) 3 Com (11 January 2016)); and (iii) the delivery up of documents from third parties (PricewaterhouseCoopers Bermuda v Kingate Global Fund Ltd  Bda LR 32 (CA)).
Represented the administrators and liquidators of a steel production company in the United Kingdom, where the purchaser of assets alleged against the administrators an unlawful means conspiracy to breach a pre-administration contract. (Lictor Anstalt v Mir Steel UK Ltd  2 BCLC 76).
Acted for the Defendant companies on an application arising out of a charterparty where the English Court was asked to determine whether the Claimant, who had commenced proceedings in England, should be granted permission to serve its claim out of the jurisdiction and obtain an interim anti-arbitration injunction to prevent arbitral proceedings in Singapore that sought to resolve the same issues. (Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Humpuss Transports Tbk Ltd & Ors  1 CLC 929).
Advising on a multi-million dollar purported fraud concerning a London based property financier and a member of royalty from the Middle East.
Representing parties in various matters before the Fédération Internationale de L’Automobile, including the 2007 Formula 1 "sypgate" and the 2009 "crashgate" scandals.
Acting for Coroners in judicial reviews.
England and Wales, 2004
British Virgin Islands, 2009
Northern Ireland, 2017
Contributed to several legal texts, including Sweet & Maxwell’s Administrative Law and Procedure and Probate Disputes and Remedies.
Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)
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