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Ashley Cukier

Ashley Cukier

Call: 2013


“Assured and skilful, an eloquent orator on his feet, and trusted by our team”.

Legal 500

Ashley Cukier

“Assured and skilful, an eloquent orator on his feet, and trusted by our team”.

Legal 500


Ashley is a commercial barrister whose practice encompasses a wide range of commercial and civil fraud litigation, company, insolvency and sports law matters. He is ranked by Legal 500 as one of the ‘Top 10 Under Eight Years’ Call’ for Commercial Litigation, where he is described as “Assured and skilful, an eloquent orator on his feet, and trusted by our team”. Ashley was called to the Bar in 2013 after graduating top of his year at Cambridge University, where he was awarded a starred first.

Ashley is regularly instructed in commercial disputes in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division, both led and as sole counsel. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council and regularly appears in FA Rule K Arbitrations and before other sports arbitral panels. He speaks several languages and is often sought out to assist on cases containing international elements and/or involving questions of foreign law, jurisdiction and enforcement.

Some of his recent and current work includes:

  • Allergy Therapeutics Ltd v Inflamax Research Inc [2019] EWHC 2526 (Comm) – led by Charles Samek QC in Commercial Court Proceedings concerning an alleged fraud in the conduct of a multimillion dollar clinical study;
  • Staechelin & Ors v ACLBDD Holdings Limited & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 817 – led by Jonathan Cohen QC representing the Claimants, De Pury & De Pury LLP, in their successful claim for commission on the sale of a Gauguin masterpiece to the Qatari Royal Family for $210 million (upheld subsequently by the Court of Appeal).
  • C v D [2019] Acting – as junior counsel (led by Charles Samek QC) – for the respondents to a Worldwide Freezing Injunction, obtained in support of a multi-million dollar claim in conspiracy, deceit and joint tortfeasorship;
  • Ali v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago [2017] UKPC 2 – led by Jonathan Cohen QC in the Privy Council in an appeal (from the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) regarding inter alia the proper construction of the terms of a Loan Agreement;
  • Troisi v Al-Ittihad CAS2017/A/5056 & 5059 – led by John Mehrzad in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in Lausanne (on appeal from the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber) representing the successful claimant, an international footballer, in his claim for non-payment against his former club.

Further details of Ashley’s experience can be found in the tabs.

Ashley read Modern Languages at Cambridge, where he received several academic honours and prizes, including the Claude Beddington prize for best overall mark in the Modern Languages Tripos, the Departmental prize for excellence in Italian Literature, as well as several college prizes for his performance in his Cambridge Finals. In 2009, as part of his undergraduate degree, he obtained a Diploma in International Relations and Economics from Sciences Po, Paris. In 2012 he was a Thouron Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Distinction for the LLM in Private International Law.

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

Civil Fraud


Art & Cultural Property

Insolvency & Company



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