Commercial Contract Disputes
Assignments; agency (including commission claims); breach of fiduciary duty; fraud; breach of warranty of authority; subrogation; mistake; misrepresentation; undue influence; illegality; limitation; estoppel; res judicata; abuse of process; enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing
Dishonest assistance; knowing receipt; breach of fiduciary duties (directors, employees agents); conspiracy; deceit; procuring a breach of contract; constructive trusts; unjust enrichment; money had and received; restitution; carousel/vat frauds; jurisdictional disputes (domicile, necessary or proper party, fair trial issues, forum conveniens, lis alibi pendens, anti-suit injunctions); freezing injunctions; interim remedies in support of foreign proceedings; search and seizure orders.
Company and Shareholder Disputes
Directors’ duties (breach of fiduciary duties; conflicts of interest; disclosure duties); joint venture disputes; share issues and transfers (including enforcement of share option agreements); rights of pre-emption; validity of purchases by a company of its own shares; waiver of statutory formalities; s.994 petitions; insolvency (winding-up petitions and related claims and applications).
Duties of care to customers/third parties; payments by mistake; rights and duties of mortgagees, chargees and pledgees; enforcement of guarantees; fraud related claims.
Sale of Goods
Disputes over title; conversion claims. (waivers, discharges of torts, acquisition of title under the Sale of Goods Act 1979); disputes over quality/fitness for purpose.
Chancery and Trust Disputes
Breach of trust and fiduciary duties; constructive and resulting trusts; TOLATA claims; estoppel; restitution; undue influence and unconscionability; unjust enrichment.
LCIA and ICC arbitrations (including as arbitrator); challenges to arbitral awards (including in relation to jurisdiction issues and serious irregularities); claims and applications relating to breaches of arbitral agreements (including anti-suit injunctions and claims for damages); bilateral investment treaty disputes (including breaches of the right to fair and equitable treatment and the right to enjoyment of full protection and security in relation to investments and expropriation).
Russian & CIS Disputes
Joint venture and shareholder disputes; civil fraud; unjust enrichment; restitution; conspiracy; delict; breach of directors’ and agents’ duties (under Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh as well as English law); limitation; abuse of rights; conflict of laws; jurisdictional issues (governing law, domicile, necessary or proper parties, rule of law/fair trial issues); interim remedies in support of CIS proceedings; enforcement of CIS judgments and arbitral awards (including in an insolvency context); Russian/CIS law on corporate/shareholder and commercial fraud claims.