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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Neville Byford

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Neville is a partner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution group. He specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation.

Neville's recent experience includes acting in a Trust dispute in Guernsey, acting for Rabobank in its dispute with NWB over almond farming in California (which settled after a six month trial and after going to the Court of Appeal), and acting in various energy arbitrations (including wind farms in Canada, US, Spain and UK). 

Neville is recommended in the most recent Legal 500 Directory in the area of commercial litigation and also in the Expert Guides to Leading Individuals in Commercial Arbitration.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

In early 2017 Eversheds merged with Sutherland Asbil & Brennan in the USA to become Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. It provides¬†‚Äėa highly commercial approach, penetrating analysis and good teamwork, carried out with humour and client-friendliness‚Äô. The firm acts for the SFO in relation to civil proceedings before the High Court against ENRC in a high-profile case relating to legal professional privilege. It also continues to act for Iranian Offshore Engineering Company in an $87m case of fraudulent misrepresentation, deceit, breaches of fiduciary duty, knowing receipt, dishonest assistance and unlawful means conspiracy. Neville Byford¬†heads the team, he is ‚Äėhighly focussed on the client‚Äôs objectives, weeds out the less good points and has plenty of commercial acumen‚Äô.¬†Jake McQuitty¬†joined as partner from TLT¬†and Neill Blundell¬†left the firm for Macfarlanes LLP.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 'provides a highly commercial approach, penetrating analysis and good teamwork'. The firm was formed in 2017 following the merger between British multinational law firm, Eversheds LLP, and Atlanta-based law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; and it frequently acts for some of the world’s largest companies in their disputes. Key matters included Mark Davenport leading advice to C Bidco (CB) in relation to its claim for approximately £59m against Celtic Aerospace Ventures (CAV) and its Japanese parent company guarantor; the claim arose from breaches of warranties and indemnities given by CAV in a share purchase agreement under which CB acquired the issued share capital of CAV Aerospace, a business which manufactured aircraft parts. Neville Byford is 'highly focused on clients' objectives';  the 'particularly good' Andrew Legg is 'experienced, knowledgeable and sensible'; and Richard Little regularly acts in high-value actions in the Commercial Court. The recommended principal associates are Lucy Webster and Tim Browning.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's practice has particular experience in the energy, infrastructure and trade sectors and regularly acts in disputes arising out of joint venture, corporate and M&A and shareholder issues. Jonathan Leach is UK international arbitration and public international law head; and recently promoted Greg Falkof is 'an excellent advocate who has complete mastery of detail'. Neville Byford  is also highly rated.

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