Vincent Tchenguiz and Robert Tchenguiz
Advising 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, flowing from the highly publicised unlawful arrests and the wrongful searches of the brothers’ office and home addresses by the SFO in March 2010.
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.
More: Regulatory litigation
Professional negligence claim
Advised one of the big four accountancy firms in relation to claims made against it and a major city firm of lawyers in relation to the tax consequences flowing from the transfer of assets out of a trust made by the trustees.
Mis-selling of complex derivative products
Advised one of the leading high street banks in relation to a range of complaints made against the bank by private and retail customers to the Financial Ombudsman and also in relation to professional negligence claims brought in the High Court in relation to the alleged mis-selling of complex derivative products.
Misrepresentation claim against Kaupthing Bank Hf
Advised the Swiss trustee company, Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees S.A., in relation to its claims brought against the insolvent Icelandic bank, Kaupthing, arising out its entry into various security documents on the basis of various misrepresentations as to the bank’s financial position.
More: Commercial litigation
Real estate litigation
Specific performance claim
Advising a property investment company in relation to a claim for specific performance for the acquisition of a development site, following various breaches of the acquisition agreement on the part of the seller.
Presumed undue influence dispute
Advised a high-net worth individual in relation to legal proceedings for the return of several properties and other assets that were alleged to have been transferred to another as a result of either undue influence, lack of capacity and/or mistake.
Injunction for the re-entry into premises
Advised a tenant in relation to obtaining a mandatory injunction against the freeholder of the property for re-entry into the premises.
More: Real estate litigation