Patent royalties dispute
Advised a major pharmaceutical company on its defence of a £55 million claim for allegedly unpaid royalties under a patent licence.
Mis-selling of complex derivatives products
Advised a property investment company in relation to a High Court claim brought against one of the leading high street banks concerning the mis-selling of complex derivatives products.
Breach of contract
Advised a property consultancy firm in relation to a contractual dispute concerning the supply of consultancy services to a property developer in respect of a large retail food store.
More: Commercial litigation
Fraud and asset tracing
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.
Brought and defended a number of freezing orders, including a successful discharge of a worldwide freezing order made against a high profile politically exposed person and his corporate entity at both High Court and Court of Appeal level.
Advised an overseas bank in relation to their money laundering polices to assist in managing their risk. Provided advice on how to avoid the risks of investigations and money laundering issues.
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UK and US LIBOR investigation
Represented individuals who were the subject of Trans-Atlantic LIBOR investigations, led by the UK's FCA and SFO and the US Department of Justice, CFTC and FBI.
Successfully advised a former chief executive officer of an asset management company in a FCA investigation involving failures in systems and controls.
Money laundering investigation
Successfully assisted an overseas bank in avoiding FCA enforcement action in relation to a money laundering investigation concerning their dealings with politically exposed persons.
Judicial review claim against the Financial Ombudsman Service
Advised a leading financial services company specialising in online trading services in relation to a judicial review claim which it brought against the Financial Ombudsman Service ("FOS") for judicial review of the decision that the FOS had jurisdiction to consider a complaint brought against it by an individual.
More: Regulatory litigation