The Libyan Investment Authority v Societe Generale SA
Patrick was instructed by the Fifth Defendant in this $2 billion fraud claim. Beyond being one of the largest claims recently litigated in this jurisdiction, the claim raised complex legal issues including issues as to the law of bribery and dishonest assistance, the capacity of a foreign state entity and complex conflict of laws issues. The Libyan Investment Authority ultimately discontinued its claim against Patrick’s client.
JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank v Pugachev (various judgments including:  EWCA Civ 906,  EWHC 2623 (Ch),  EWHC 4336 (Ch))
Acting for the liquidator of what was formerly one of Russia’s largest privately owned banks on its claims against one of its founders, Sergei Pugachev, under, among other things, the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Among other things: successfully obtaining the continuation of a US $2 billion freezing order under s. 25 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 in support of Russian proceedings; and successfully acting on an ex parte appeal against a Judge’s refusal to grant a Chabra freezing order – the Order was granted by the Court of Appeal and continued on the return date (with Stephen Smith QC and Ben Griffiths).
Jackson v Feeney  EWCA Civ 479
Patrick acted as sole counsel for the appellant on this appeal involving issues as to a party’s right to be heard, debarring orders and the granting of declarations. In the face of the appeal, the Respondent discontinued the underlying proceedings.
Edgeworth Capital Luxembourg SARL v Maud  EWHC 3464 (Comm) &  EWHC 2364 (Comm)
Acting (with Peter Arden QC) for Glenn Maud (a high-profile property Tycoon) in proceedings concerning the fate of the property in Madrid which houses Santander’s global headquarters and is estimated to be worth at least €3 billion.
Re Guidezone Limited (Lawtel AC0147346)
Successfully acting for the respondents’ to an unfair prejudice petition on a 5 week trial of a preliminary issue (with Lance Ashworth QC).
Re Guidezone Limited  1 WLR 3728
Appearing (as sole advocate) on the first in-time application for an extension of time post-Mitchell against a team of a senior silk and a junior; the application was allowed by Nugee J for reasons which were “essentially those advanced by Mr Harty in his able and well argued submissions”.
The Mediterranean Insurance & Reinsurance Company v Collins
Acting as sole counsel for the Liquidators of an insurance and reinsurance company on a claim for breach of fiduciary duty through check fraud. Patrick was instructed from the start of proceedings and obtained an initial freezing injunction for over £2 million followed by judgment for £10.5 million and a post-judgment freezing order.
Sehgal v Sehgal
Acting for the Petitioners on this substantial unfair prejudice petition concerning a company and connected partnership which operate a number of care homes worth several million pounds. The case involved allegations that of shams agreements, allegedly entered into to defraud HMRC, along with allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and exclusion from the running of the business.
Intellimedia Systems Limited v Richards
Acting for the Defendants on a claim for breach of fiduciary duty relating to an internet protocol tv business and responding to urgent interim applications for the appointment of a receiver and freezing order-type relief. The application was ultimately withdrawn.
Pourghazi v Kamyab (Court of Appeal)  EWCA Civ 562
Acting for the respondent to an appeal and obtaining an order that, unless the appellant paid £950,000 (the part of the judgment which was not subject to the appeal) to the respondent, the appeal would be struck out.
Pourghazi v Kamyab (Lawtel AC0143106)
Acting for the claimant on a 4 day trial of fraudulent misrepresentation claims; the claim was successful and the defendant was ordered to pay £1.3m and costs on the indemnity basis.
Interactive Technology Corporation Limited v Ferster
Acting for a company on claims against one of its directors to set aside a purported sale of the Company’s assets and claims for breach of fiduciary duty (with Richard Snowden QC and Nigel Dougherty).
Re South Pacific Oil Limited (Western Pacific Court of Appeal)
Acting for the former managing director of, and a minority shareholder in, an oil company worth over £100m on an unfair prejudice petition and defending a claim for breach of fiduciary duty. Patrick was called on an ad hoc basis to the bar of the Solomon Islands and appeared in the Western Pacific Court of Appeal.
Hawkins v Atex Group Limited
Acting for the former CEO of a digital media company on both an unfair prejudice petition and claims against him for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of his contract of employment (with David Chivers QC).
Moussavi v Zaero-Polo
Acting for the defendant to a claim for the specific performance of a demerger agreement arising out of the divorce of two architects.
Anglo European Studbook Limited
Acting for a company on a claim to set aside a purported sale of the entirety of the company’s business by its former managing director; Patrick sought and obtained interim injunctions and unless orders, ultimately leading to the defendants being debarred from defending and judgment being given in favour of the claimant company with indemnity costs.
J & W Sanderson Limited v Fenox (UK) Limited
Acting for a 50% shareholder in a UK company which owned 42% of a car factory in Minsk Belarus, worth approximately $20m. Patrick obtained an interim injunction preventing the holding of meetings of the company’s board of directors and restraining the defendants from purporting to act as the company’s directors.
Re Candeo Technologies Limited
Acting for the respondents to an unfair prejudice petition in respect of a tech company (with James Potts QC).
Westminster Group plc v Johnsons
Successfully opposing the enforcement of an expert determination pursuant to a share purchase agreement.
Sira v Thornhurst Properties Limited (Lawtel AC9701012)
Acting for the defendant on an application for summary judgment. The Judge praised Patrick’s “admirable skeleton argument” and paid tribute to the way that he had got on top of the complex legal arguments