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Louis Flannery

T: +44 20 7809 2371 Email Louis | Vcard Office: London

Awards

International arbitration

International arbitration

Fraud: Civil; International Arbitration

Fraud: Civil; International Arbitration

International arbitration

International arbitration

Louis Flannery Partner

Contact details

Louis Flannery

Louis Flannery
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2371 Email Louis | Vcard Office: London

Louis is the head of international arbitration. He specialises in arbitration and litigation with a particular emphasis on fraud and/or conflict law issues. He is a regular speaker on arbitration and civil fraud at conferences all over the world.
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He has extensive experience of international commercial arbitration under the major institutional rules (AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, among others) as well as substantial High Court litigation in England. Louis was named as a leading international arbitration practitioner in "Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Lawyers 2018".

As a practising solicitor advocate, he has undertaken advocacy before international tribunals and courts, including the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Louis has acted or advised in relation to commercial disputes for over 25 years and has been involved in many reported decisions in England.

A "powerhouse" in international arbitration.
Chambers UK 2015

  • International arbitration
  • Dispute resolution

Konkola Copper Mines Plc

Advising a subsidiary of FTSE 100-listed mining and resources company Vedanta) in three consolidated LCIA arbitrations and related court proceedings in England and Zambia.

Multi-million dollar dispute

Advising a shareholder in a US$22 million dispute with a private equity fund concerning the validity of a shareholder's exercise of its purported rights under a Put Option Agreement.

Indian business conglomerate

Acted successfully for the buyer on a dispute before a DIFC-LCIA arbitral tribunal arising out of the termination by the vendor of the sale of a business terminated by sellers before completion.

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BTA litigation

Defended Mukhtar Ablyazov in five separate high value High Court actions brought by BTA Bank for alleged misappropriations and breaches of our clients' duties to the bank under English and Kazakh law.

Dubai Islamic Bank fraud claims

Defended in relation to fraud claims in excess of US$440 million brought by Dubai Islamic Bank in relation to credits given to a consortium of businessmen.

Multimillion dollar dispute

Advising a shareholder in a US$22 million dispute with a private equity fund concerning the validity of a shareholder's exercise of its purported rights under a Put Option Agreement.

More: Dispute resolution
  • Banks and banking

BTA litigation

Defended Mukhtar Ablyazov in five separate high value High Court actions brought by BTA Bank for alleged misappropriations and breaches of our clients' duties to the bank under English and Kazakh law.

Dubai Islamic Bank fraud claims

Defended in relation to fraud claims in excess of US$440 million brought by Dubai Islamic Bank in relation to credits given to a consortium of businessmen.

Multimillion dollar private equity dispute

Advising a shareholder in a US$22 million dispute with a private equity fund concerning the validity of a shareholder's exercise of its purported rights under a Put Option Agreement.

More: Banks and banking
  • CIS and CEE

Louis acts for many individuals and companies in CIS countries in relation to commercial arbitration and litigation matters.

BTA litigation

Defended Mukhtar Ablyazov in five separate high value High Court actions brought by BTA Bank for alleged misappropriations and breaches of our clients' duties to the bank under English and Kazakh law.

Fiona Trust case

Acted for 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.

TB Group (Ukraine)

Advising TB Group (Ukraine), the third largest producer of concentrated fruit juice in Europe, on various confidential contentious matters.

More: CIS and CEE

Awards

International arbitration

International arbitration

Fraud: Civil; International Arbitration

Fraud: Civil; International Arbitration

International arbitration

International arbitration

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