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Ros Prince

T: +44 20 7809 2320 M: +44 7771 374 054 Email Ros | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Fraud - civil

Fraud - civil

Ranked in Who's Who Legal 2018

Ranked in Who's Who Legal 2018

Ros Prince Partner

Contact details

Ros Prince

Ros Prince
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2320 M: +44 7771 374 054 Email Ros | Vcard Office: London

Ros specialises in high value fraud and financial services litigation, and is co-head of our market leading fraud and asset tracing team. She has extensive experience of obtaining and defending injunctions, including freezing and search orders. Both Legal 500 and Chambers UK list her as a 'Leading Individual', with Legal 500 2017 describing her as "one of the best fraud partners in the City". Ros' practice is international and she has particular expertise in Russia/CIS/CEE disputes.
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She has acted on a number of the largest claims heard by the English courts in recent years. Clients praise her leadership skills and tenacity, with Chambers UK reporting that she will "fight to the last to help her clients".

Ros has particular expertise in complex fraud and asset tracing litigation. She has obtained and defended many freezing orders, as well as search and seizure orders, third party disclosure orders and gagging orders. Ros is recognised for her civil fraud expertise in the current editions of both The Legal 500 and Chambers.

She has broad experience of financial services litigation, including cases relating to loans, derivatives and investment advisory services. Many of her cases involve complex fraud claims arising out of banking and other corporate insolvencies.

Ros' clients include companies and their directors, insolvency practitioners, and high net worth individuals. Most of her cases are international, and she has particular expertise in cases originating from Russia, CIS and other emerging markets. Ros has extensive experience of disputes involving offshore structures and parallel litigation in jurisdictions such as BVI, Cyprus, Cayman, Mauritius and the Isle of Man.

She is a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience before the English High Court.

"Understands all aspects of fraud litigation like the back of her hand, is superb on interim injunction work and has the respect of her clients"
The Legal 500 UK 2019

  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Professional and management liability

The Legal 500 UK 2017 describes Ros as "one of the best fraud partners in the City". She has acted on many of the largest fraud cases before the English Courts, and has significant experience of cases originating in emerging markets, particularly Russia, CIS and CEE.

Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov

Successfully brought multiple High Court claims against the bank's former owner (a Russian businessman) including successful applications for a freezing order, search orders and third party disclosure orders.

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.

A former director of the Weavering hedge fund

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

A Russian oligarch

Brought claims against the former business partners of a Russian oligarch, including successfully freezing millions of dollars in cash in accounts offshore and in a CIS jurisdiction.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

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.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

Ros has significant experience of banking and financial services litigation.  She acts for and against funds, banks, and their officers, and advises on complex derivatives products, structured finance, loan agreements and trade finance contracts. Ros has worked on financial services disputes involving fraud allegations against financial institutions, their officers and directors.

Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov

Successfully brought multiple High Court claims against the bank's former owner, based on allegations that complex transactions with offshore entities were used to defraud the bank.

A trade finance bank

Successfully brought claims against two counter-parties to guarantees, involving complex questions of proper law relating to guarantees in trade finance transactions, including successfully obtaining an anti-suit injunction.

Liquidators of an SPV

Advising the liquidators of a special purpose vehicle dealing in trade finance transactions, whose assets had been fraudulently misappropriated, in relation to claims against third parties.

An investment manager

Advising an investment manager on various claims arising from disputes about the terms of shareholder class rights in a listed company.

More: Banking and financial services litigation

Ros has acted on some of the largest claims before the English Court in recent times.  She has significant experience of taking large cases to trial, and of bringing and defending appeals.

Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov

Successfully brought multiple High Court claims against the bank's former owner, including successful applications for a freezing order, search orders and third party disclosure orders.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

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.

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.

A former director of the Weavering hedge fund

Defended fraud and negligence claims for $450 million, arising from one of the largest hedge fund insolvencies in England, resulting in a six week trial before the High Court.

A Russian oligarch

Brought claims against the former business partners of a Russian oligarch, including successfully freezing millions of dollars in cash in accounts offshore and in a CIS jurisdiction.

More: Commercial litigation

Ros has particular expertise in litigation arising following corporate insolvencies, particularly complex fraud claims against former directors and employees of insolvent companies, claims against auditors and counterparties.

Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov

Successfully brought multiple High Court claims against the bank's former owner, including successful applications for a freezing order, search orders and third party disclosure orders.

The largest receivership order ever made in England

Represented Mukhtar Ablyazov following the appointment of receivers over his assets, the largest receivership order ever made by the English Court.  Defended eight sets of High Court claims, relating to transactions carried out prior to the bank's insolvency.

A former director of the insolvent Weavering hedge fund

Defended fraud and negligence claims for $450 million, arising from one of the largest hedge fund insolvencies in England, resulting in a six week trial before the High Court.

Liquidators of an SPV

Advising the liquidators of a special purpose vehicle dealing in trade finance transactions, whose assets had been fraudulently misappropriated, in relation to claims against third parties.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Ros regularly brings and defends professional negligence claims against professional advisors, often in the context of underlying fraud proceedings which the advisers failed to recognise.  She has particular experience of negligence claims against auditors, legal advisors and directors of companies, often in the financial services industry.  Clients appreciate her related expertise in fraud litigation, which means that she is able to advise both on primary fraud claims and on related professional negligence claims.

A fund

Advising a fund on professional negligence claims against the fund's former advisors, in relation to their advice on a fraudulent transaction.

A former director of the Weavering hedge fund

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

A high net worth individual

Advising a high net worth individual on negligence claims against his former solicitors, relating to their advice on the restructuring of an international corporate group.

Liquidators of a financial services company

Advising the liquidators of a financial services company on professional negligence claims against the company's former auditors, in relation to their failure to recognise an internal fraud.

More: Professional and management liability

  • Banks and banking

Ros has significant experience of banking and financial services litigation. She acts for and against funds, banks, and their officers, and advises on complex derivatives products, structured finance, loan agreements and trade finance contracts.  Ros has worked on financial services disputes involving fraud allegations against financial institutions, their officers and directors.

Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov

Successfully brought multiple High Court claims against the bank's former owner, based on allegations that complex transactions with offshore entities were used to defraud the bank.

A trade finance bank

Successfully brought claims against two counter-parties to guarantees, involving complex questions of proper law relating to guarantees in trade finance transactions, including successfully obtaining an anti-suit injunction.

Liquidators of an SPV

Advising the liquidators of a special purpose vehicle dealing in trade finance transactions, whose assets had been fraudulently misappropriated, in relation to claims against third parties.

An investment manager

Advising an investment manager on various claims arising from disputes about the terms of shareholder class rights in a listed company.

More: Banks and banking
  • CIS and CEE

Ros has acted on many of the largest English cases emanating from Russia, CIS and CEE in recent years.  She has particular experience of bringing and defending fraud claims emanating from these jurisdictions. Chambers UK 2018 note her expertise on matters with links to Russia and CIS, and say Ros is "very gifted and has a particularly good understanding of matters involving former Soviet Union states".

Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov

Successfully brought multiple High Court claims against the bank's former owner, including successful applications for a freezing order, search orders and third party disclosure orders.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

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.

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.

A Russian oligarch

Brought claims against the former business partners of a Russian oligarch, including successfully freezing millions of dollars in cash in accounts offshore and in a CIS jurisdiction.

A Russian art fund

Defended negligence claims brought by a Russian art fund against an English company, culminating in a four week trial including complex issues of expert evidence.

More: CIS and CEE

Awards

Fraud - civil

Fraud - civil

Ranked in Who's Who Legal 2018

Ranked in Who's Who Legal 2018

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