Leading Transactions & Cases:
Sharp v Blank and others –
Acting for the claimants against the former directors of Lloyds Bank in relation to the takeover of HBOS plc in 2009.
Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding –
Defeating a claim by the liquidator alleging that a demerger involved an unlawful distribution.
JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov –
Global Dispute of the Year, 2014 (American Lawyer Magazine) - complex civil fraud proceedings which have resulted in over 70 leading decisions, including 15 in the Court of Appeal.
Hewlett Packard and Autonomy v Lynch –
Acting for Hewlett Packard entities in a £3bn breach of fiduciary duty and deceit claim against former directors of Autonomy.
RBS Rights Issue –
Acting for institutional shareholders in this high-profile prospectus liability claim arising from RBS' 2008 rights issue.
Mezhprombank v Pugachev –
Civil fraud dispute against the former owner of Mezhprombank, who is currently subject to a US $2bn worldwide freezing injunction.
Eclairs Group Limited v JKX Oil & Gas Plc –
Questions whether a power in articles of association to impose voting and transfer restrictions in relation to shares had arisen and, if so, whether it was exercised for the proper purpose.
BAT Industries v Winward –
Application by BAT for the appointment of receivers over a claim by a debtor for $800m in relation to unlawful dividends. Part of multi-headed series of commercial disputes in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division.
Re: Charterhouse Capital –
Leading judgment from Court of Appeal on unfair prejudice petition in respect of a private equity LLP.
Liverpool Football Club and RBS v Hicks –
Shareholder dispute regarding ownership of Liverpool Football Club.