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Charlotte Welsh

T: +44 20 7809 2384 M: +44 7585 903 639 Email Charlotte | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Litigation team of the year

Litigation team of the year

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

Charlotte Welsh Senior associate

Contact details

Charlotte Welsh

Charlotte Welsh
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2384 M: +44 7585 903 639 Email Charlotte | Vcard Office: London

Charlotte is a senior associate in the commercial litigation and arbitration department. She has experience of commercial fraud and asset tracing, international arbitration and contractual disputes, with a particular focus on Africa related disputes.
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Charlotte is a member of Stephenson Harwood's Africa team. She has been involved in advising the Arab Republic of Egypt in relation to the recovery of assets misappropriated by the former regime, which involved efforts in over a dozen jurisdictions. She has also spent 6 weeks on secondment with JMiles & Co. in Nairobi, a specialised international arbitration firm, where she assisted on a range of ICC and LCIA arbitrations.

More recently, she was part of the team who co-authored "Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions" together with other contributors, from across Africa.

She has also been involved in High Court litigation arising from the collapse of a hedge fund, acting for an international auctioneer on the authenticity of a Russian painting and advising a professional fund manager on a number of high value disputes arising out of a purchase of shares in a public limited company.

  • Dispute resolution
  • International arbitration
  • Commercial litigation
  • Fraud and asset tracing

A former director of the Weavering hedge fund

Defended fraud and negligence claims for US$450 million, arising from one of the largest hedge fund insolvencies in England.

The Arab Republic of Egypt – multi-jurisdictional asset tracing

Advised the Arab Republic of Egypt in connection with the worldwide tracing and recovering of assets misappropriated by its former leader, Hosni Mubarak, his family and former officials. Many of the allegations against the Egyptian nationals concerned included fraud, corruption and money laundering crimes, which have resulted in the misappropriation of US$ billions.

LCIA arbitrations: shareholder disputes

Advising in two London-seated LCIA arbitrations arising out of the high profile project to develop land close to an African city.

Arbitration secondment

Charlotte spent 6 weeks on secondment at JMiles & Co., a specialised international arbitration firm in Nairobi where she worked on a range of ICC and LCIA arbitrations.

Dispute under a guarantee

Acted in an arbitration involving a claim under a guarantee against a Moldovan individual and provided advice in relation to the subsequent enforcement of the arbitration award.

More: Dispute resolution

LCIA arbitrations: shareholder disputes

Advising in two London-seated LCIA arbitrations arising out of the high profile project to develop land close to an African city.

Arbitration secondment

Charlotte spent 6 weeks on secondment at JMiles & Co., a specialised international arbitration firm in Nairobi where she worked on a range of ICC and LCIA arbitrations. 

Dispute under a guarantee

Acted in an arbitration involving a claim under a guarantee against a Moldovan individual and provided advice in relation to the subsequent enforcement of the arbitration award.

More: International arbitration

A former director of the Weavering hedge fund

Defended fraud and negligence claims for US$450 million, arising from one of the largest hedge fund insolvencies in England.

The Arab Republic of Egypt – multi-jurisdictional asset tracing

Advised the Arab Republic of Egypt in connection with the worldwide tracing and recovering of assets misappropriated by its former leader, Hosni Mubarak, his family and former officials. Many of the allegations against the Egyptian nationals concerned included fraud, corruption and money laundering crimes, which have resulted in the misappropriation of US$ billions.

English court application in Russia

Advised on litigation proceedings which saw the recognition of an English court judgment by a Russian court in proceedings which were initiated due to a default under a loan agreement.

East African family

Advising two members of a wealthy and prominent East African family in a dispute concerning the family's offshore wealth.

More: Commercial litigation

A former director of the Weavering hedge fund

Defended fraud and negligence claims for US$450 million, arising from one of the largest hedge fund insolvencies in England.

The Arab Republic of Egypt – multi-jurisdictional asset tracing

Advised the Arab Republic of Egypt in connection with the worldwide tracing and recovering of assets misappropriated by its former leader, Hosni Mubarak, his family and former officials. Many of the allegations against the Egyptian nationals concerned included fraud, corruption and money laundering crimes, which have resulted in the misappropriation of US$ billions.

LCIA arbitration: shareholder dispute

Advising in a London seated LCIA arbitration in relation to a dispute involving fraud and breach of contract claims arising out of a high profile project to develop land close to an African city.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

  • Art and cultural property

Import and export issues

Advising various clients on a range of import and export issues, including on export licence applications for pre-eminent works under the Waverley criteria.

Christie’s auction house

Advised Christie's generally on their English art law business.

Auction house

Advising on various matters including the consumer rights directive.

Dealer/broker

Acting for this long established client dealer/broker in sales of primarily impressionist and 20th century art either as agent for buyer or seller or on a back to back basis.

Art consultant

Advising on an introductory commission agreement in respect of a valuable collection of Middle Eastern artwork.

More: Art and cultural property

  • CIS and CEE
  • Africa

Dispute between two sovereigns

Advising a foreign government department on a claim bought by departments of the Russian Federation over a Russian court judgment found against our client.

Repayment of loan dispute

Advising an incorporated company on a claim against a Russian entity in respect of repayment of a loan of US$4 million plus interest.

English court application in Russia

Advised on litigation proceedings which saw the recognition of an English court judgment by a Russian court in proceedings which were initiated due to a default under a loan agreement.

Dispute under a guarantee

Acted in an arbitration involving a claim under a guarantee against a Moldovan individual and provided advice in relation to the subsequent enforcement of the arbitration award.

More: CIS and CEE

LCIA arbitrations: shareholder disputes

Advising in two London-seated LCIA arbitrations arising out of the high profile project to develop land close to an African city.

Nigerian bank

Advising a Nigerian bank in the recovery of funds of up to US$30 million following defaults by borrowers under the facility documentation.

East African family

Advising two members of a wealthy and prominent East African family in a dispute concerning the family's offshore wealth.

More: Africa

Awards

Litigation team of the year

Litigation team of the year

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

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