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Commercial litigation/international and domestic civil fraud.
Partner recommended in leading directories who deals with a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, with particular expertise in international civil fraud cases and company investigations. Has extensive experience of emergency procedures. Acts for both claimants and defendants and also receives requests to act as a supervising solicitor. Sarah has acted in many major international cases involving asset tracing and recovery, including having conducted and co-ordinated tracing litigation worldwide. Recent cases include: acting for the former deputy chairman of JSC BTA Bank's management board regarding claims totalling billions of dollars; acting for a defendant in a major fraud case brought by a foreign bank; acting for a former director in claims brought by liquidators; acting in litigation against various financial institutions relating to future tradings; she defended various applications to disqualify directors; successfully discharging the appointment of receivers over two companies following a hearing before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal; acting for various PLCs in internal investigations; acting in a substantial corruption case involving litigation in the Caribbean and the US; advising in a complex and international private trust case; acting for an individual in relation to various claims arising out of the administration of a substantial group of companies. Past cases include Grupo Torras, Peter Young/Morgan Grenfell, Credit Suisse v Cuoghi, Marc Rich, CWS/Andrew Regan/Zimet and the Secretary of State for Health's cartel fraud case. Sarah also specialises in tax work, acting for corporate and professional clients in HMRC investigations and prosecutions. Acted for Optigen and Fulcrum in the landmark European Court of Justice case in 2006.
Trained Freshfields; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor Freshfields 1990-93; associate Peters & Peters 1994-97; partner 1997.
London Litigation Solicitors Association.
Fraud; Litigation - commercial; Tax - VAT, C&E