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Rebecca Wales

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Rebecca Wales is an experienced commercial litigator who has acted in some of the most complex and high value international disputes recently before the English Courts. She has been involved in several ground breaking interim applications, broadening the scope of freezing orders and pushing the boundaries of injunctions. Rebecca has significant experience of applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief, including freezing orders, search orders, third party disclosure orders and orders for cross-examination and committal. She was also involved in obtaining the largest receivership order ever granted by the English court.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

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Rebecca Wales - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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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