Advising, and liaising with other lawyers in various different jurisdictions (particularly New York, BVI and France), in relation to proceedings brought against our clients arising out of the operation of the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, orchestrated by Bernard Madoff.
Sovereign Wealth Fund
Providing legal advice, assistance and representation in relation to a very substantial investment by the fund in the UK, which involved dealing with the regulatory/prosecution authorities in both the UK and the USA, advising on related contractual issues and consideration of parallel civil proceedings.
USA headquartered law firm
Acting in relation to a complaint made against the firm under the DIFC (Dubai) Courts' Code of Professional Legal Conduct for Legal Practitioners.
USA fraud claim
Advising on a dispute over fees under an agreement for the provision of information to assist with a major fraud claim in the USA, bringing proceedings and securing a settlement.
Advising on the repossession of certain World War II tanks and their transfer from England to the USA and, separately, of a valuable wrist watch.
Obtaining evidence for use in USA proceedings
Numerous instances of obtaining evidence in the UK for the use in proceedings in the USA, including orders compelling multiple witnesses based in England to provide oral testimony and orders requiring the production of extensive categories of document.
Advising the USA defendant in proceedings arising out of a charter from Malta to Libya.
Advising the employee of a USA entity in relation to a prosecution for causing personal injury in a road accident.
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The Middle East
Libya Investment Authority ("LIA")
Representing the LIA headquartered in Tripoli in dispute with rival bodies in Libya and in relation to the appointment of a Receiver and Manager to run LIA Commercial Court proceedings against Goldman Sachs and Société Générale.
Qatar Investment Authority ("QIA")
Regularly representing the Qatar based sovereign wealth fund in various confidential matters.
Kuwait Investment Authority ("KIA")
Leading the team of lawyers and forensic accountants which investigated the misappropriation of hundreds of millions of dollars of KIA's money during the Iraqi invasion. The investigation was centred on Barcelona, Spain. Substantial recoveries were subsequently made.
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