General Commercial Litigation
Our experienced commercial litigation team regularly acts in complex, high value commercial disputes worth hundreds of millions of dollars against large City and international firms in the English and international courts and arbitration forums.
We have particular expertise in interlocutory applications including all flavours of freezing and search orders.
We are proficient in attaining results for claimants and defendants in disputes involving:
- Insurance and reinsurance
- Banking and financial services
- Commodities and international trade
- Regulatory disputes
- Partnership and shareholder disputes
- Trust litigation
- Enforcement of arbitration awards
- Professional Negligence
- Fraud or dishonesty
We act for corporates, trustees and individuals. We coordinate international disputes for our clients involving multiple jurisdictions, including Russia, Switzerland, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions.
Some of our notable experience:
Acting for prominent businessman Abdourahman Boreh in a multi-million dollar, cross-border dispute with the Government of Djibouti.
In the enforcement of an arbitration award, obtaining a freezing order for a claim of US$425 million, including against third parties who held money for the Defendant.
Secured the discharge of a $75million freezing order on behalf of Indonesia’s Humpuss Group
Acting for successful oil company in a US$60 million claim against the former managers of a subsidiary for misappropriation of the business.
Effecting recovery for a Hedge Fund in relation to corrupt payments and dealings in an investment fund.
Defence of a solicitor against a £50 million constructive trust and professional negligence claim.
Professional indemnity insurance coverage issues in relation to a claim against solicitors in relation to a £40 million mortgage fraud.
Read what Chambers and Legal 500 have to say about us:
Nicola Boulton is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in high value civil fraud, financial services, and trust litigation. Nicola acts for high net worth individuals, legal and financial services professionals, corporates and hedge funds. She has extensive expertise and experience in Full Profile
Ben Davies is a partner in the civil litigation team. He works principally on high value, complex fraud claims in the Commercial Court, which often involve ancillary proceedings in other jurisdictions. He has particular experience in the obtaining, policing and discharging of freezing order Full Profile
Yvonne Jefferies is a partner specialising in complex commercial litigation and arbitration disputes often of an international nature. With over 30 years’ experience in her field, Yvonne’s expertise extends to prosecuting and defending civil fraud claims, complex insurance and reinsur Full Profile
Elizabeth is a commercial litigator with a focus on high value and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She acts for both claimants and defendants, including in civil fraud matters, with particular expertise in freezing orders. Elizabeth also represents clients in regulatory investiga Full Profile