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Peter Gillis

T: +44 20 7809 2221 Email Peter | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Contentious trusts and probate

Contentious trusts and probate

Peter Gillis Associate

Contact details

Peter Gillis

Peter Gillis
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2221 Email Peter | Vcard Office: London

Peter is an associate in our contentious trusts group with extensive experience in complex, high value trust disputes in the banking and financial services and private wealth sectors.
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Peter advises on a broad range of disputes with particular expertise in representing corporate finance trustees and advising trustees in complex fraud and asset recovery proceedings often involving significant international elements.

He regularly acts for corporates, trustees, financial services firms, financial institutions and private individuals.

"Insightful, commercial and pays good attention to detail"

The Legal 500 UK 2019

  • Corporate trusts
  • Finance litigation
  • Trusts and fiduciary services

Security trustee of a distressed mini bond scheme

Working with the restructuring and insolvency team to advise the security trustee on the administration of a high profile mini-bond scheme.

Contentious retirement of security trustee of a corporate bond

Advised the security trustee of a corporate bond on a contentious retirement under pressure from an aggressive activist bondholder. Advised the security trustee on potential enforcement strategies against a high profile insolvent corporate issuer in India.

Security Trustee of a project finance transaction in an ICC arbitration

Successfully acted for the security trustee in its role in the financing of a major energy project in an arbitral claim brought by the borrower against the main sub-contractor. We are now advising on seeking to enforce the Arbitral Awards forming part of the security package against the sub-contractor.

Calculation agent of a securitisation

Advised the calculation agent on the successful resolution of complex errors identified in the administration of an esoteric student loan securitisation and its potential exposure to claims from other parties to the transaction.

The manager of a distressed Unit Trust

Advised the manager of a distressed Unit Trust on a dispute with the Unitholders and a difficult retirement process complicated by the invalidity of the underlying transaction documents.

Issuer of a private placement bond

Advised on a disputewith the bondholders and security trustee of a private placement bond seeking to enforce the bonds and the subsequent redemption of the notes by the issuer.

Nordic Trustee ASA v Sea Trucks Group Limited (in Liquidation)

Acted for a minority bondholder and beneficial shareholder of a BVI shipping company in a dispute with the majority bondholders and the bond trustee. We advised the minority bondholder and beneficial shareholder in attempts to restructure the bond and subsequently in taking steps seeking to prevent the liquidation process.

BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Taberna Europe CDO Plc & Barclays Bank Plc ([2016] EWHC 781 (Ch))

Acted for the Security Trustee in highly contested proceedings in the Financial List of the Chancery Division seeking a declaration as to whether Events of Default has occurred.

More: Corporate trusts

BRE Loan Servicing Limited v Gemini (Eclipse 2006-3) & Others [2015] 2769 (CH)

Acting for the cash manager in Part 8 Proceedings to construe unclear provisions of the Cash Manager Agreement.

BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Taberna Europe CPO Plc & Barclays Bank Plc [FL-2015-000005 (CH)]

Acting for the Security Trustee in Part 8 proceedings in the Financial List of the Chancery Division seeking a declaration as to whether an Event of Default has occurred.

Acting for the security trustee in an ICC arbitration

Representing the security trustee in a high value contractual dispute between the Borrower and the main engineering and construction company engaged as a contractor in the project.

More: Finance litigation

Theta Investments Ltd v Rysaffe & Others [CL-HC-2014-000840]

Acting for a trustee defending the validity of an assignment of proceeds of sale into a trust and the validity of the trust.  Advising the trustee on compliance with freezing orders.

Probate dispute

Advising on jurisdiction issues in relation to a potential dispute and subsequent division of certain high value memorabilia assets between beneficiaries located in different jurisdictions.

Acting for the security trustee in an ICC arbitration

Representing the security trustee in a high value contractual dispute between the Borrower and the main engineering and construction company engaged as a contractor in the project.

BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Taberna Europe CPO Plc & Barclays Bank Plc [FL-2015-000005 (CH)]

Acting for the Security Trustee in Part 8 proceedings in the Financial List of the Chancery Division seeking a declaration as to whether an Event of Default has occurred.

More: Trusts and fiduciary services

Awards

Contentious trusts and probate

Contentious trusts and probate

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