Anirudh has a significant interest in all areas of commercial law, including civil fraud and asset recovery. He is well placed to act in cases with an international angle.
His significant commercial instructions to date include:
- Acting as part of the Claimants’ core team in Mariana v BHP (junior counsel in team led by Charles Hollander QC). This multi-billion pound commercial group action, arising from the collapse of a Brazilian dam, is one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases for 2020. The 8-day interim application hearing before the High Court raised nascent issues of private international law.
- Acting for a Claimant in a multi-million pound bonus dispute, which raised issues regarding contract formation (as junior counsel to David Reade QC).
- Advising on a £4m asset recovery matter raising issues under the Proceeds of Crime Act and involving multiple jurisdictions (as junior counsel to James Ramsden QC).
- Advising on the merits of a £250k civil fraud claim (as sole counsel).
- Acting for the Defendants in a six-figure dispute including at contestsed interim hearing.
His experience during pupillage includes assisting on:
- The first cryptocurrency summary judgment hearing before the English Courts.
- A high-profile trusts fraud case in Jersey, involving an applicaton to discharge a worldwide freezing order.
- An advice raising novel issues of private international law in the context of civil and criminal fraud.
- An issue to do with sanctions following US withdrawal from the JCPOA.
- Interim hearings in a civil fraud claim that raised novel issues on the law regarding undisclosed principals.
- A number of arbitrations, including a gas contract price dispute and one India-seated arbitration.
- A number of company law cases, including by way of unfair prejudice petition, involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.
- A committal application for breach of a court order, in the context of a civil fraud claim.