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Ivan Shiu

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Ivan Shiu is a Hogan Lovells partner who focuses his practice on general commercial litigation and the developing area of competition litigation in the UK. Although drawn from a wide range of industry sectors and regions, Ivan's clients tend to have two things in common. First, they are on one or other side of an actual or potential dispute. Ivan has extensive experience of helping clients to navigate what can be complex, trying and unfamiliar territory, always conscious that the best solution for a client might be out of Court. Secondly, they are usually international clients. Ivan speaks Spanish, French and Cantonese and regularly works with and for clients in those languages, either because a dispute is before the English Courts or because they are considering their rights in foreign jurisdictions. Ivan has experience of co-ordinating proceedings in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the British Virgin Islands, Spain and Hong Kong.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'service is superb, and the guidance clients get is invaluable; the team also understands the court process very well'. The practice was recently active in reported cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and has specialist expertise in cases involving Russia and the CIS, as well as commercial litigation in the life sciences sector. The team defended National Express (NE) in a Commercial Court action brought against it by Dunn Motor Traction, a coach service operator that previously ran several coach routes on NE's coach network; the damages claim arose from NE's termination of the operating agreement between the parties and involves issues around the construction of the termination provisions. The team also represented Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine, in a $2.6bn claim in the High Court's Chancery Division against two high-profile Ukrainian oligarchs in respect of a major fraud that involved three English companies and three BVI companies. Ivan Shiu is 'particularly good and always available, even with transatlantic time differences'; Chris Hardman regularly works on very large matters before the English courts; Richard Lewis has extensive experience in cross-border litigation and fraud, including worldwide freezing injunctions and other powerful and unusual asset preservation relief; and Alex Sciannaca is well known for disputes arising out of Russia and the CIS, particularly Ukraine. The other key practitioners are Michael Davison, Angela Dimsdale Gill, Neil Mirchandani, together with Michael Roberts and Rebecca Wales. Jon Holland and Andrea Monks  left for Latham & Watkins  in 2018.

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