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Marc Delehanty

Marc Delehanty

Call: 2011

Barrister

“very good at cutting through complex and detailed factual circumstances to find the best practical route though a problem”

Legal 500

“unflappable when under pressure”

Legal 500

Marc Delehanty

“very good at cutting through complex and detailed factual circumstances to find the best practical route though a problem”

Legal 500

“unflappable when under pressure”

Legal 500

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Marc was called to the Bar in 2011 following First Class degrees in Mathematics and in Law. His practice covers a wide range of Commercial and Civil Fraud litigation (including director / employee related business protection disputes) and Sports law matters. He has particular experience of obtaining and resisting injunctions (both led and as sole counsel) and of cases with an international or cross-border element, including jurisdiction disputes. He is regularly instructed in cases involving gambling and has experience of disputes involving cryptocurrency.

In the Civil Fraud category of Chambers and Partners 2020, Marc is described as havinga growing reputation for his handling of complex and high-value fraud disputes” and as being “noted for his expertise in fraud actions involving asset freezing issues”. The Legal 500 directory recommends Marc as one of the country’s leading junior barristers for both Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud law, describing him as “very good at cutting through complex and detailed factual circumstances to find the best practical route though a problem” (2020 edition), “unflappable when under pressure” (2019 edition), very good for fraud work” (2017 edition) and “a very clever lawyer with massive knowledge of the law” (2016 edition).  He is also recommended in that directory for Sports law, for which he is described as being “very down to earth and responsive” (2020 edition) and extremely personable and client focused, with a genuine interest in the issues affecting each matter” (2019 edition).

Details of his experience may be found in the tabs below. The following is a flavour of his work:

  • Gray v Hurley [2019] EWCA Civ 2222 – as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal – representing a claimant in a jurisdiction dispute in relation to claims of resulting trusts, undue influence and unjust enrichment for recovery of high value real estate, shares and hypercars located abroad (including the Ferrari F1 that Michael Schumacher drove to the 2003 World Championship title).
  • PrivatBank v Kolomoisky, Bogolyubov and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1708 – as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal – representing corporate defendants in a US$2billion claim for alleged misappropriation of monies from Ukraine’s largest bank prior to its nationalisation.
  • F v Persons Unknown (2019) – as sole counsel in the High Court – secured urgent ex parte freezing injunction for victim of a sophisticated fraud, where the true identity of the fraudster was unknown and had transferred misappropriated funds into Bitcoin.
  • JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and Khrapunov [2018] UKSC 19 – as junior counsel in the Supreme Court – represented the Second Defendant, challenging jurisdiction for a claim of over US$500m for unlawful means conspiracy based on alleged breaches of freezing orders.
  • Ritz Hotel Casino v Al Geabury [2015] EWHC 2294 (QB) – as junior counsel in the High Court – acted for the Ritz at a six day trial, in a claim for £2 million of unpaid roulette losses against a casino patron who alleged a gambling addiction and raised an illegality defence.
  • K v Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2017] EWCA Civ 43 – as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal – represented a senior financial sector employee claiming compensation for ‘whistleblowing’.
  • McMillan v UK Anti-Doping (NADP/594/2016) – as sole counsel before the National Anti­Doping Panel – represented a Scottish professional footballer in an appeal against his doping ban.

As a Mathematics graduate, Marc is highly numerate and confident in tackling very technical and complex evidence.

Commercial Litigation

Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery

Business Protection and Confidential Information Disputes

Sports Law

Professional Background

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