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Victoria Fox

T: +44 20 7809 2316 M: +44 7585 903 453 Email Victoria | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

Victoria Fox Senior associate

Contact details

Victoria Fox

Victoria Fox
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2316 M: +44 7585 903 453 Email Victoria | Vcard Office: London

Victoria is a senior associate within the firm's commercial litigation group. Victoria has a wealth of experience advising a broad range of clients in relation to complex and high value disputes, often involving a trust and/or regulatory element. Victoria's clients include private individuals, family offices and high net worth individuals as well as trustees, beneficiaries, corporates and other financial services institutions.
 
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Victoria has acted on a number of substantial and high profile commercial disputes, often involving multiple parties and parallel proceedings across multiple jurisdictions.

In 2010, Victoria attended the highly-publicised SFO dawn raids of the Tchenguiz brothers' residences and has, since then, advised the Claimants in the long running Commercial Court litigation that followed. The proceedings included substantial claims against the SFO for misfeasance in public office as well as claims against Grant Thornton UK LLP and others for malicious prosecution amongst other things. Victoria has therefore particular experience in advising clients in relation to the conduct of dawn raids, the recovery of losses that flow from such raids and the proper conduct of regulatory investigations more generally.

In relation to trust disputes, Victoria's experience ranges from advising clients on the construction and interpretation of trust documentation, succession issues, enforcement and also allegations concerning breach of trust and fiduciary duties.

Victoria has also advised clients on a broad range of more general commercial disputes, ranging from debt recovery to breach of contract and enforcement claims. Victoria also has experience of conducting a wide range of alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation.

  • Regulatory litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate trusts

Claims for mis-selling

Advising a well-known high street bank in relation to claims made against it for mis-selling a range of interest rate hedging products, as well as complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman. Advice included the detailed consideration of COBS rules.

Inter-broker dealers

Advised one of London’s leading financial inter-dealer brokers in relation to an investigation by the FCA arising out of allegations that trades had been conducted at off-market prices and unauthorised payments have been made in return for the receipt of favourable prices at the expense of counterparty banks.

UK and US LIBOR investigation

Represented an individual who was the subject of a Trans-Atlantic LIBOR investigation, led by the US Department of Justice, CFTC, FBI and the UK’s FSA and the SFO.

Vincent Tchenguiz and Robert Tchenguiz

Advised Vincent Tchenguiz, Robert Tchenguiz and certain trust companies associated with them in relation to the recovery of damages from the SFO and various other third parties, including Grant Thornton UK LLP and Kaupthing Bank Hf, following the highly publicised unlawful arrests and wrongful searches of the brothers’ office and home addresses by the SFO in March 2010. In particular, advice included the consideration of matters concerning collateral use of disclosure in other proceedings, third party disclosure as well as security for costs.

Asset management company

Advising in relation to a claim in arbitration for sums in excess of £20 million in relation to the terms of a directors and officers' liability insurance policy. 

Enforcement proceedings

Acting for a well-known high street bank in relation to enforcement proceedings arising out of defaulted mortgage agreements, including advice in relation to Third Party Debt Orders.

Breach of licence and SPA dispute

Advising a UK public limited company in relation to claims made against a Kosovan company for alleged breaches of a licence agreement relating to the operation of a marble quarry in Kosovo, as well as related claims for specific performance pursuant to the terms of a Share Purchase Agreement.

GLAS Trust Corporation Limited

Advising GLAS as Note Trustee in relation to a complex securitisation transaction, Fairhold Securitisation Limited.  The advice concerned an approach by a purported noteholder to issue an enforcement direction and the subsequent purported appointment of administrators over the Issuer Company.

Corporate Trustee

Advising in relation to matters arising from a rights offer announced by the Company in November 2018 and notified to the Trustee at very short notice such that a large number of shareholders were not able to take up the rights offer. A number of shareholdings were therefore diluted and claims followed.

Liquidator

Advising the liquidator in relation to the redemption of 12 RMBS transactions in accordance with the terms of the Notes in circumstances where a related Tender Offer had been issued by a purported Noteholder.

Solicitors' fees debt recovery

Advising a major law firm in relation to claims made against its former trustee clients for the recovery of unpaid fees. The matter concerns complex issues of trust law, including the respective liability of successor trustee companies.

  • Family offices
  • Funds and financial services
  • Professional services

Vincent Tchenguiz and Robert Tchenguiz

Advised Vincent Tchenguiz, Robert Tchenguiz and certain trust companies associated with them in relation to the recovery of damages from the SFO and various other third parties, including Grant Thornton UK LLP and Kaupthing Bank Hf, following the highly publicised unlawful arrests and wrongful searches of the brothers’ office and home addresses by the SFO in March 2010. In particular, advice included the consideration of matters concerning collateral use of disclosure in other proceedings, third party disclosure as well as security for costs.

High Net-Worth Individual and Associated Companies

Advice in relation to a claim concerning the ownership and management of a London hotel, and related issues concerning the ownership of bearer shares.

Undue Influence Dispute

Advised a private client in relation to legal proceedings for the return of several London properties and other assets that were alleged to have been transferred to another as a result of undue influence, lack of capacity and/or mistake.

GLAS Trust Corporation Limited

Advising GLAS as Note Trustee in relation to a complex securitisation transaction, Fairhold Securitisation Limited.  The advice concerned an approach by a purported noteholder to issue an enforcement direction and the subsequent purported appointment of administrators over the Issuer Company. 

Corporate Trustee

Advising in relation to matters arising from a rights offer announced by the Company in November 2018 and notified to the Trustee at very short notice such that a large number of shareholders were not able to take up the rights offer. A number of shareholdings were therefore diluted and claims followed.

Liquidator 

Advising the liquidator in relation to the redemption of 12 RMBS transactions in accordance with the terms of the Notes in circumstances where a related Tender Offer had been issued by a purported Noteholder.

Negligent tax advice

Advising one of the big four accountancy firms in relation to claims made against it by a high net worth individual for alleged negligent tax advice.

Solicitors' fees debt recovery

Advising a major law firm in relation to claims made against its former trustee clients for the recovery of unpaid fees.

Harassment

Advising one of the big four accountancy firms and an insolvency practitioner in relation to claims against a former bankrupt for harassment.

Awards

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

Regulatory and Litigation Team of the Year 2012

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