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Ashley Cukier

Ashley Cukier

Call: 2013

Barrister

“Ashley provides clear and practical advice, is great with clients, is excellent on strategy, and a pleasure to work with.”

Legal 500 2023

"He is very responsive and his advice is practical."

Chambers & Partners

"An extremely bright barrister, committed to achieving the right result for the client."

Legal 500

"He knows the football regulatory landscape well, which is invaluable when considering insolvency issues in that context given the extent of football-specific provisions in the area."

Legal 500

"He is technically outstanding." "He is very calm and assured and is extremely good with clients."

Chambers & Partners

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

Legal 500

Ashley Cukier

“Ashley provides clear and practical advice, is great with clients, is excellent on strategy, and a pleasure to work with.”

Legal 500 2023

"He is very responsive and his advice is practical."

Chambers & Partners

"An extremely bright barrister, committed to achieving the right result for the client."

Legal 500

"He knows the football regulatory landscape well, which is invaluable when considering insolvency issues in that context given the extent of football-specific provisions in the area."

Legal 500

"He is technically outstanding." "He is very calm and assured and is extremely good with clients."

Chambers & Partners

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

Legal 500

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Ashley specialises in Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Civil Fraud and Sports Law. He was last year ranked by Legal 500 as one of the ‘Top 10 Under Eight Years’ Call’ for Commercial Litigation, where he was described as a “Rising Star; and he was this year named by Chambers & Partners as an ‘Up & Coming’ junior in Sports Law. Ashley is similarly recommended as a Leading Junior for Sports Law by Legal 500, where he was most recently described as “great with clients, excellent on strategy, and a pleasure to work with”. Ashley speaks several languages and is often instructed on cases containing international elements and/or involving issues of jurisdiction, choice of law, and enforcement.

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 KC 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 KC 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 KC) – 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 KC 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.

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