Aviation litigation and regulation
Paul heads up the firm’s aviation litigation and regulation team. He has acted for airlines, lessors, transportation banks, airports, aviation insurers and an array of other clients operating in the aviation sector for over 25 years.
Deep vein thrombosis litigation
Acted for US airlines in the worldwide deep vein thrombosis litigation.
Pindell and BBAM v Air Asia
Acted in the landmark UK Commercial Court case of Pindell and BBAM v Air Asia, concerning claims brought by a lessor arising from the loss of an onward sale contract following the late redelivery of an aircraft.
Lockerbie/air accident investigations
Acted on numerous accident investigations, minor incidents and major air disasters, including the Lockerbie investigation and trial.
Redelivery disputes and arbitrations
Acted for numerous lessors and airlines in redelivery disputes litigated in the High Court in London and in international arbitrations involving return conditions of both engines and airframes.
Repossessions, restructuring and insolvency
Acted for both lessors and airlines on repossessions, restructuring and insolvency issues.
Regulatory issues and claims
Advised numerous airlines on regulatory issues, and on claims of both regulatory and commercial nature including EC 261 claims and advice on compliance with various EU Regulations.
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Paul has extensive experience of international arbitration, on large scale complex disputes, investment arbitrations, and in the field of aviation. He has acted as counsel under the rules of all the major arbitration institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, AAA and the arbitration rules of various trade associations.
Kuwait investor v The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Several ICC and LCIA arbitrations involving Libyan companies against third parties.
Aviation related arbitrations
Numerous ICC and LCIA arbitrations between airlines and lessors (largely redelivery and commercial agreement disputes).
Commodity disputes and arbitrations
Several commodity dispute arbitrations.
Ad hoc arbitrations
Various ad hoc arbitrations in seats including Hong Kong, New York and Paris.
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Fraud and asset tracing
Paul has extensive experience in commercial fraud investigations and cases, and asset tracing actions, having been involved in some of the seminal “Mareva” or worldwide freezing order cases
JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov
Acted for Mukhtar Ablyazov in multi-million dollar claims brought against him by BTA Bank (Kazakhstan)
Ryanair v BTVOL International Trading Limited
Acted for Ryanair in multimillion dollar cyber fraud perpetrated by Chinese fraudsters.
Central Bank Of Northern Cyprus v Polly Peck International
Acted for Central Bank of Cyprus following the collapse of Polly Peck and ensuing claims.
Derby v Weldon (reported)
Obtaining pre-judgment Mareva injunction/freezing order.
Arab Monetary Fund v Hashim
Acted for Dr Jawad Hashim-former director general of the AMF accused of defrauding the AMF of over US$50 million
Oil for Food Programme global investigation
Acting for several Indian individuals accused of being beneficiaries of oil contracts.
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Banking and financial services litigation
Paul has extensive experience in financial disputes and litigation, involving hedge funds, investment funds and trusts, private equity funds, and has extensive knowledge of certain financial products and structures. He has acted for hedge funds and hedge fund managers in litigations and regulatory matters in the UK, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
FSA v Dynamic Decisions/Alberto Micalizzi
Acted for fund manager Alberto Micalizzi following the collapse of Dynamic Decisions.
Split capital investment trust UK litigation
Acted for BFS Investments/Tony Reid.
Millennium Global Feeder/Master Fund v Balboa, de Charsonville et al (Bermuda)
Acted for local authority investor in Feeder Fund.
Regents Park Relative Value Master Fund v Jae Wook Oh et al
Acted for fund manager Jae Oh.
Fortress Value Recovery Fund LLC v Blue Skye Special Opportunities Fund
Acted for several defendants in the litigation surrounding the restructuring of a distressed debt fund structure.
Jersey Financial Services Commission v Alternate Insurance Services Limited
Acted for the JFSC in investigation and claims against Alternate arising from mis-selling second hand with profit endowment policies/traded endowment policies.
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Paul is a very experienced litigation partner, mediator and trial lawyer who has been involved in over 45 trials over his career to date. He has litigated across many different sectors, providing advice in some very high profile cases both in the UK as well as other jurisdictions.
Re Teighmore, Shard of Glass litigation (Royal Courts of Jersey)
A three way dispute between shareholders of the holding company that owned and developed the Shard of Glass.
Glaxo corticosteroid group litigation
This was the largest multi plaintiff group action in the UK pharmaceutical sector.
Lockerbie investigation and trial
Jointly led team acting for second defendant, Lamin Fhimah.
The Spycatcher case
Acted for The Times Newspaper in the case.
Libyan Investment Authority
Acted for LIA chairman Abdulmagid Breish in dispute over competing claims to chairmanship of LIA against Hassan Bouhadi.
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