Contact details

Julian Cahn

T: +44 20 7809 2342 M: +44 79 2004 4969 Email Julian | vCard Office: London

Awards

Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency

Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency

Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and Sport

Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and Sport

Julian Cahn Partner

Contact details

Julian Cahn

Julian Cahn
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2342 M: +44 79 2004 4969 Email Julian | vCard Office: London

Julian is an insolvency and dispute resolution specialist, with extensive experience of proceedings across a broad range of industries and sectors.
  • Profile
  • Services
  • Sectors

Julian’s insolvency practice covers both corporate and personal insolvency. He acts for insolvency practitioners, creditors, debtors, directors, and all other stakeholders in the insolvency process, with a focus on court driven and contentious insolvency matters.

He is part of Stephenson Harwood’s Chambers-ranked Tier 1 personal insolvency practice (he is also individually ranked by Chambers), which revolves around advising in relation to insolvent individuals with multi-million pound debts and global assets.

Julian sits on the technical committee of R3, the trade association for the insolvency and restructuring profession in the UK.

Recent instructions include acting for the Liquidators of Rangers Football Club; for Receivers appointed by the Court following an application made by Deutsche Bank, as judgment creditor for US$235 million plus interest, in light of the decision of Mr Justice Cooke in Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc; and for the Trustees in Bankruptcy of Boris Becker.

Julian also advises in relation to commercial disputes across a broad range of industries and sectors. This includes both domestic proceedings, as well as international and cross-border litigation strategies.

"Julian Cahn is one of the London market’s top contentious insolvency lawyers – technically excellent, pragmatic and commercial."

The Legal 500 UK 2022
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • Finance litigation
  • Professional and management liability
  • Dispute resolution

Julian’s insolvency practice covers both corporate and personal insolvency. He acts for insolvency practitioners, creditors, debtors, directors, and all other stakeholders in the insolvency process, with a focus on court driven and contentious insolvency matters.

He is part of Stephenson Harwood’s Chambers-ranked Tier 1 personal insolvency practice (he is also individually ranked by Chambers), which revolves around advising in relation to insolvent individuals with multi-million pound debts and global assets.

He sits on the technical committee of R3, the trade association for the insolvency and restructuring profession in the UK.

Recent experience includes:

Rangers

Acting for the Liquidators of Rangers Football Club on all aspects of the litigation in both England and Scotland including multi-million pound claims in unlawful means conspiracy.

Bell Pottinger

Acting for the liquidators of the collapsed public relations firm, which once advised Margaret Thatcher on her presentational style.

Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings, Inc

Acting for Court appointed receivers, in multi-jurisdictional litigation, in connection with Deutsche Bank's efforts as judgment creditor to enforce US$235 million plus interest, following the decision of Mr Justice Cooke in Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc.

Laser Trust

Acting for a Gibraltarian-registered Trust, owed over £800 million by Moises Gertner, following another creditor's efforts to challenge Mr Gertner's individual voluntary arrangement and petition for his bankruptcy. See the various decisions at [2019] EWHC 1839; [2020] EWHC 1241; and [2021] EWHC 1404.

Georgy Trefilov

Acting for the Trustees in Bankruptcy of the former 79th richest man in Russia.

Boris Becker

Acting for the Trustees in Bankruptcy of the multiple Tennis Grand Slam title winner and media personality.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Julian has advised clients in relation to complex high- value and profile commercial disputes across a broad range of industries and sectors, including:

Insolvency

Covering both corporate and personal matters, Julian acts for all stakeholders in the insolvency process. His particular focus is court driven and contentious matters, including Insolvency Act applications and full-blown litigation/dispute resolution.

Julian also advises in relation to civil, criminal, and regulatory claims against Insolvency Practitioners.

Fraud and asset recovery

Much of Julian's work for insolvency practitioners involves tracing the proceeds of fraud that has caused corporate or personal insolvency.

He also has experience of trust busting and piercing the corporate veil,

Investment banking litigation

Julian has acted for various large investment banks and funds on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to a range of financial products.

Retail banking litigation

For example, advising on various disputes arising out of Consumer Credit Act lending; and the miss-selling of financial products to unsophisticated consumers.

Professional and management liability

Julian's professional indemnity experience includes acting for and against insolvency practitioners, accountants and solicitors, in relation to matters relating to their professional performance and conduct.

More: Commercial litigation

Insolvency

Julian regularly advises financial institutions on how to recover their debts from recalcitrant, financially distressed or insolvent counterparties.

Investment banking litigation

Acted for various large investment banks and funds on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to a range of financial products.

Retail banking litigation

For example, advising on: various disputes arising out of Consumer Credit Act lending; and the miss-selling of financial products to unsophisticated consumers.

More: Finance litigation

Insolvency practitioners

Julian advises in relation to civil, criminal, and regulatory claims against Insolvency Practitioners.

Accountants

Acting for and against accountants in relation to matters relating to their professional performance and conduct.

Solicitors

Experience of claims involving the professional performance and conduct of solicitors.

More: Professional and management liability

Julian has advised clients in relation to complex high- value and profile commercial disputes across a broad range of industries and sectors, many of which have been resolved through mediation or other forms of dispute resolution.

Insolvency

Covering both corporate and personal matters, Julian acts for all stakeholders in the insolvency process. His particular focus is court driven and contentious matters, including Insolvency Act applications and full-blown litigation/dispute resolution.

Julian also advises in relation to civil, criminal, and regulatory claims against Insolvency Practitioners.

Fraud and asset recovery

Much of Julian's work for insolvency practitioners involves tracing the proceeds of fraud that has caused corporate or personal insolvency.

He also has experience of trust busting and piercing the corporate veil,

Investment banking litigation

Acting for various large investment banks and funds on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to a range of financial products.

Julian also advises banks on the receiving end of information gathering applications made under Insolvency Act 1986.

Retail banking litigation

For example, advising on various disputes arising out of Consumer Credit Act lending; and the miss-selling of financial products to unsophisticated consumers.

Julian also advises banks on the receiving end of information gathering applications made under Insolvency Act 1986.

Professional and management liability

Julian's professional indemnity experience includes acting for and against insolvency practitioners, accountants and solicitors, in relation to matters relating to their professional performance and conduct.

More: Dispute resolution
  • Accountancy firms
  • Professional services
  • Banks and banking
  • Sport

As a contentious insolvency and general dispute resolution specialist, Julian acts for accountants and accountancy firms on a daily basis - in relation to both a full range of insolvency matters; as well as professional indemnity and risk issues where large sums of money and professional reputations are at stake.

Insolvency practitioners – insolvency work

Covering both corporate and personal matters, Julian acts for all stakeholders in the insolvency process. His particular focus is court driven and contentious matters, including Insolvency Act applications and full-blown litigation/dispute resolution.

Insolvency practitioners – professional indemnity

Julian advises in relation to civil, criminal, and regulatory claims against Insolvency Practitioners.

Accountancy firms

Acting for and against accountants in relation to matters relating to their professional performance and conduct.

Julian also regularly advises accountancy firms on the receiving end of information gathering applications made under Insolvency Act 1986.

Insolvency practitioners

In relation to both corporate and personal insolvency Julian advises Insolvency Practitioners on all legal aspects connected with their appointment. Julian's particular focus is court driven and contentious matters, including Insolvency Act applications and full-blown litigation.

Julian advises in relation to civil, criminal, and regulatory claims.

Accountants

Acting for and against accountants in relation to matters relating to their professional performance and conduct.

Solicitors

Experience of claims involving the professional performance and conduct of solicitors.

Insolvency

Julian regularly advises creditors and financial institutions on how to recover their debts from recalcitrant, financially distressed or insolvent counterparties.

He also advises financial institutions on the receiving end of information gathering applications made under Insolvency Act 1986.

Investment banking dispute resolution

Acting for various large investment banks and funds on a range of complex and high-value litigation relating to a range of financial products.

Retail banking dispute resolution

Acting on various disputes arising out of Consumer Credit Act lending and the miss-selling of financial products to unsophisticated consumers.

More: Banks and banking

Julian has acted on various sporting insolvency matters including:

Rangers Football Club

Acting for the Liquidators of Rangers Football Club on all aspects of the liquidation in both England and Scotland, including in relation to high- value and profile claims in unlawful means conspiracy.

Boris Becker

Acting for the Trustees in Bankruptcy of the multiple Tennis Grand Slam title winner and media personality.

Caterham/Formula 1

Acting in relation to the insolvency of the Caterham Formula One motor racing team.

Sporting remuneration

Acting in relation to litigation arising out Employment-Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (EFRBS) and Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) set up for football players.

More: Sport

Awards

Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency

Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency

Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and Sport

Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and Sport

Latest news & insights

11 Nov 2021

From Insights

Coronavirus guidance

With our strong presence in Asia, Stephenson Harwood has been involved in addressing the issues surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) right from the very start.

More

12 Aug 2021

From Insights

Hurricane Energy restructuring refusal: an ill wind blowing for bondholders?

The High Court has, for the first time since the introduction of the legislation in June 2020, refused to sanction a cross-class cram-down restructuring plan under Par..

More

27 Jul 2021

From Insights

Wherever I lay my hat is not necessarily my home (for the purposes of bankruptcy)

In order to be made bankrupt in this jurisdiction one needs to have lived here permanently for a material (or perhaps considerable) amount of time. However, what migh..

More

28 Apr 2021

From Insights

I’m a litigant … Get me out of here!

If you missed our recent webinar, in association with ThoughtLeaders 4 Disputes, discussing how to settle claims, even those which may appear unsettleable, you can vie..

More

28 Apr 2021

From Insights

Top tips before signing any settlement agreement

Following our recent event in association with ThoughtLeaders 4 Disputes, I’m a litigant … Get me out of here! , view our expert panel’s top tips before signing any se..

More

09 Apr 2021

From Insights

Give credit where credit’s due: settlement agreements and the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CFL Finance v Laser Trust & Gertner)

The Court of Appeal in CFL Finance Limited v Laser Trust & Gertner [2021] EWCA Civ 228 has ruled that a settlement agreement providing for an undisputed debt to be pa..

More

22 May 2020

From Insights

Good faith, bankruptcy and the role of the court when creditors can’t agree: Gertner & Laser Trust v CFL

One of the largest bankruptcy orders ever made in the English courts (in the region of £870 million) has been set aside to allow a creditors’ meeting to take place in ..

More

print-footer
logo
© Stephenson Harwood LLP 2016. Any reference to Stephenson Harwood in this document means Stephenson Harwood LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. Any reference to a partner is used to refer to a member of Stephenson Harwood LLP.