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. He has particular experience of obtaining and resisting injunctions (both led and as sole counsel) and of cases which are international in nature or have a cross-border element, including jurisdiction disputes. He is regularly instructed in cases involving gambling and has experience of disputes involving cryptocurrency.
Marc is currently instructed for the defendant companies in a US$3billion+ commercial fraud claim, PrivatBank v Kolomoisky, Bogolyubov, Teamtrend Ltd & others, which is one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2022.
Marc is ranked as a leading junior barrister by Chambers and Partners (2023 edition) for three different practice areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Fraud and Gambling Disputes. He is described as “bright beyond his year of call and always seems to be a couple of steps ahead of the opposition”, as “very thorough, very precise and he is great on his feet”, and as a junior who “skilfully provides strategic and commercial input to augment his excellent technical advice”.
In previous editions he has been described as “incredibly bright, very tactically astute” and a “well-prepared, understated advocate who is very measured” and it was noted that “judges respond well to his advocacy style” (2022 edition). He was acknowledged as having “a growing reputation for his handling of complex and high-value fraud disputes”, as being a “very capable junior who takes good points” (2021 edition) and as “noted for his expertise in fraud actions involving asset freezing issues” (2020 edition).
The Legal 500 directory (2023 edition) recommends Marc as one of the country’s leading junior barristers for both Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud law, in which he is described as “extremely capable, bright and commercially minded” and “great to work with”. He received the following recommendations in previous editions: “a very good strategist and tactically astute. An impressive advocate and very good on his feet”, “very approachable, courteous and personable. Also incredibly thorough and comprehensive on paper”, (2022 edition), “extremely bright, hardworking and knows his stuff”, “strong on the law and produces good quality work, both on paper and on his feet” (2021 edition), and “very good at cutting through complex and detailed factual circumstances to find the best practical route though a problem” (2020 edition).
As a Mathematics graduate, Marc is highly numerate and confident in tackling very technical and complex evidence.
Details of his experience may be found in the separate tabs on this page. The following is a flavour of his work:
- PrivatBank v Kolomoisky, Bogolyubov, Teamtrend Ltd and others – junior counsel – representing corporate defendants in a US$3billion+ claim for alleged misappropriation of monies from Ukraine’s largest bank prior to its nationalisation. One of The Lawyer’s “Top 20 cases of 2022”.
- Invest Bank v El-Husseini and others  EWCA Civ 555 – junior counsel in the Court of Appeal – representing the claimant UAE bank seeking to enforce Abu Dhabi court judgments and for relief under s.423, Insolvency Act 1986 to recover real estate, shares and cash transferred away by the judgment debtor and his companies.
- Gray v Hurley EWCA Civ 2222 – junior counsel in the Court of Appeal – represented 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).
- F v Persons Unknown(2019) – as sole counsel in the High Court – secured urgent without notice 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 AC 727 – as junior counsel in the Supreme Court – represented the Second Defendant, challenging jurisdiction for $500m+ claim for unlawful means conspiracy based on alleged breaches of freezing orders.