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Jo Livermore

T: +44 20 7809 2139 M: +44 7825 943 073 Email Jo | Vcard Office: London

Jo Livermore Senior associate

Contact details

Jo Livermore

Jo Livermore
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2139 M: +44 7825 943 073 Email Jo | Vcard Office: London

Jo is a senior associate within the commercial litigation group. She has acted on a broad range of commercial disputes and specialises in fraud and asset tracing matters. Much of Jo's work has an international element and she has extensive experience of both High Court litigation and international arbitration.
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Jo is also part of Stephenson Harwood's Africa Group and has worked on a number of cases concerning disputes in Africa. She has acted for African Governments, African Government entities, private corporations and high-net worth individuals.

In addition to her particular interest in fraud and asset tracing cases, Jo has also worked on a number of contentious regulatory matters, acting for high profile individuals and financial institutions.

She spent six months in Stephenson Harwood's Hong Kong office.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Regulatory litigation

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

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.

Freezing orders

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.

Money laundering

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.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

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.

FCA investigation

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

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