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Priya Grewal

T: +44 20 7809 2005 M: +44 7826 911 368 Email Priya | Vcard Office: London

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India – dispute resolution

India – dispute resolution

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Priya Grewal Senior associate

Contact details

Priya Grewal

Priya Grewal
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2005 M: +44 7826 911 368 Email Priya | Vcard Office: London

Priya is a senior associate specialising in large scale complex litigation, arbitration and fraud and asset tracing. She has significant trial experience in addition to experience of interlocutory and post judgment applications including freezing injunctions, receivership orders and jurisdictional challenges. Her work covers proceedings in the High Court in London, international arbitrations and mediations.
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Priya has acted in some of the firm's most high profile civil fraud cases. She is recognised as a 'next generation lawyer' by Legal 500 in the civil fraud category, reporting that she has "an excellent grasp of complex legal issues".

Priya acted for successful defendants Mr Izmaylov and Mr Skarga in the infamous Fiona Trust litigation. The team's work was praised by the judges of The Lawyer Awards for being "tactically and legally excellent". She also acted on the high profile BTA v Ablyazov litigation, one of the largest civil fraud claims to have ever come before the English courts. Priya is currently representing the former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company in relation to the enforcement in England of a US$50+ billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation. These cases like most of Priya's practice have involved a multi-jurisdictional element.

Priya is also the lead associate of Stephenson Harwood's India group and is presently acting for one of India's largest real estate developers in the first civil test cases about alleged manipulation of the LIBOR benchmark (Deutsche Bank v Unitech).

Her clients include companies, directors, banks and high net worth individuals. She has particular experience in Russia, CIS and India related disputes.

"she is obviously a rising star; she's very, very talented"
Chambers UK 2017

  • Fraud and asset tracing

Mukhtar Ablyazov, former owner of BTA Bank

Defended eight sets of High Court claims brought by the bank, for more than $4 billion. These were some of the largest, most publicised claims ever to be brought before the English court.

Fiona Trust case

Advised the only wholly successful defendants in the long running Fiona Trust litigation, in which claims in excess of US$700 million were brought for bribery and fraud.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

Advising in the enforcement in England of a US$50 billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation. This is the largest ever Russia-related case to come before the English Court.

  • CIS and CEE

Mukhtar Ablyazov, former owner of BTA Bank

Defended eight sets of High Court claims brought by the bank, for more than $4 billion. These were some of the largest, most publicised claims ever to be brought before the English court.

Fiona Trust case

Advised the only wholly successful defendants in the long running Fiona Trust litigation, in which claims in excess of US$700 million were brought for bribery and fraud.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

Advising in the enforcement in England of a US$50 billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation. This is the largest ever Russia-related case to come before the English Court.

Awards

India – dispute resolution

India – dispute resolution

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

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