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Date: Thu 7 Sep 2023 Time: 8.15am-6.00pm Venue: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Legal Business is excited to welcome delegates to its Commercial Litigation Summit in September. As always, the Summit will feature some of the world’s leading names in disputes addressing the most pressing topics facing commercial litigators in 2023 and beyond, including the role of AI in litigation and post-Covid disputes. With support from Acolad, Flex Legal, Gibson Dunn, Lineal and One Essex Court, among others, attendees can look forward to a day of engaging and interactive discussion, followed by networking drinks to round off the evening.


8.15am – 9.00am Registration

9.00am – 9.10am Opening remarks

  • Mark McAteer, managing editor, Legal Business

9.10am – 10.00am Rebooting commercial disputes – a practical guide

The way we work and do business has shifted. Covid and advances in technology have accelerated the adoption of new working practices. How is this affecting litigation? What are the risks and opportunities for businesses in dispute? This panel considers the legal issues and practicalities.

  • Anna Boase KC, barrister, One Essex Court
  • Catherine Naylor, partner, Gowling WLG
  • Elaine Penrose, partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Susana Cao Miranda, partner, Linklaters

10.00am – 10.50am Witnessing Change: The Impact of the Practice Direction on Trial Witness Statements on Litigation Storytelling.

All litigants seek to advance a compelling case narrative at trial, told through harmonised pleading, primary documentation and witness testimony. In an effort to combat ‘over-lawyered’ evidence, Practice Direction 57AC (2021) introduced fundamental new requirements for witness statements for trial and thus requires a fresh approach from litigants and their counsel to ensure their case is put on the strongest footing. This panel examines the themes emerging from the caselaw, including best practice and the Court’s sanctions to date for non-compliance, and considers the developing impact of narrower witness evidence on the approach to pleading, disclosure and strategy at trial.

  • Lord Charles Falconer KC, partner, Gibson Dunn
  • Jonathan Griffin, solicitor, Gibson Dunn

10.50am – 11.10am Coffee Break

11.10am – 12.00pm Internal Investigations: a toolkit for crisis management

There is increasing scrutiny over the response to potential corporate crisis events. Crisis response and the importance of conducting investigations in a comprehensive and reliable manner have never been more widely publicised. This session will set out certain key issues and processes that can be contemplated in advance of a crisis arising.

The panel will discuss issues concerning an initial investigation such as privilege over documents, the importance of the preservation of documents from the very outset of the investigation, and interviews with employees and directors. This session will additionally cover crisis management of shareholder and board level disputes. The panel will also examine the importance of sensitive data management, including responses to misuse of confidential information by employees or malicious third parties.

By putting in place a framework through the implementation of policies and processes for crisis response, businesses can mitigate the impact caused by crises and robustly manage their reaction.

  • Ben Aram, partner, Kennedys
  • Kavan Bakhda, partner, Kennedys
  • Carlyn Weale, legal director, Kennedys
  • Gary Foster, managing director, Alvarez & Marsal

12.00pm – 12.50pm eDisclosure 2.0: mastering tech-driven disputes

In a session that will be more chat than ChatGPT, we will examine the fact that the legal Industry is currently awash with discussion about generative AI, ChatGPT, and large-language models and ask: have we really mastered the use of technology in eDisclosure?  The debate will also look at non-document data types such as chats, images and structured data, and find out if there any new concerns over collection or production methods. What new ways of using analytics can improve your current matters?

  • Brian Stempel, SVP, global strategic client solutions, Lineal
  • Christopher David, partner, Clifford Chance
  • Johnny Shearman, dispute resolution attorney, Greenberg Traurig
  • Karyn Harty, head of litigation, Dentons
  • Michael Fletcher, partner, Pinsent Masons

12.50pm – 1.50pm Lunch

1.50pm – 2.40 pm You’re going to need a bigger boat – gearing up for mega disputes 

Join industry experts for an insightful panel discussion on ‘bet-the-company’, complex, multi-party, litigation and the acquiring instructions to act, to prosecute (and defend!) mega-litigation.

In this thought-provoking session, industry experts over various disciplines – insolvency practitioner, solicitors, barristers, experts, ATE insurance broking – will share actionable insights on how to attract and retain clients looking to issue mega-claims, the prosecution of mega litigation and how to defend it.

The panel will also demonstrate the power of financial resources to level the playing field and enable strategic decision-making for ambitious commercial litigators.

  • Colin Diss, partner, Grant Thornton
  • Fiona Gillett, compliance officer for legal practice (COLP), Stewarts
  • Hugo Marshall, partner, LCM
  • Hannah Glover, barrister, 3VB

2.40pm – 3.30pm Techniques for Minimizing Time, Cost, and Risk in Every Document Review Scenario

Whether it’s a litigation, arbitration or investigation, every document review endures the inevitable pressures of stringent deadlines, budget escalation, and both qualitative and quantitative risk exposure. Failure to anticipate, evaluate, and control either can have serious and lingering consequences.

Join us for an analysis of the relationship between time, cost, and risk in the document review process, and an assessment of alternative techniques for effectively managing all three constraints, with real world examples of the benefits of a considered and focused combination of people, process, and technology.

  • Tom Gricks III, lead strategy consultant, OpenText
  • Kash Balogun, partner, Keystone Law
  • Clarissa Coleman, head of international arbitration, DAC Beachcroft
  • Tom Frapwell, partner, Osborne Clarke

3.30pm – 3.50pm Coffee Break

3.50pm – 4.40pm Environmental and Climate Change litigation – the rising tide of cases

Climate litigation has become a feature of the disputes landscape, both in the UK and internationally, in recent months. This panel will explore recent developments and consider what might be next for this type of litigation. We will look at the potential challenges for claimants when considering their options as well as the risks faced by businesses who might find themselves on the receiving end of environmental claims.
  • Laura Berry, partner, DAC Beachcroft
  • Daniel Saoul KC, barrister, 4 New Square
  • Laurence Emmett KC, barrister, One Essex Court
  • Jack Naylor, chief investment officer and head of origination & litigation strategy, Aristata Capital

4.40pm – 4.50pm Closing remarks

  • Mark McAteer, managing editor, Legal Business

4.50pm Drinks and canapes


Anna Boase KC, barrister, One Essex Court

Anna Boase KC has been a barrister at One Essex Court for 21 years and took silk in 2019. Anna has a broad commercial litigation practice, working in industries including financial services, technology, media, mining and energy.

In her banking and finance practice, Anna has acted for a number of leading global banks and financial institutions, including Commerzbank, Citigroup, Lloyds, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Later this year, she will act for a bank in a five week trial.

Anna has particular experience of large scale, group and test case litigation. She is currently acting for thousands of students bringing claims against UCL in relation to their experience of Covid and strikes. After representing The Times and The Sun in the Leveson Inquiry, Anna went to on act for News Group Newspapers in the “phone hacking” litigation.

Recently, Anna has enjoyed a series of trial wins for international mining clients, both as trial advocate (bringing a successful claim against Atalaya Mining Plc and advancing a successful defence for Bushveld Minerals Limited), and as part of a big team (securing a high-profile victory for ENRC in its dispute with Dechert LLP and the SFO).

Catherine Naylor, partner, Gowling WLG

Catherine Naylor is a partner in Gowling’s commercial litigation team. She helps her clients to resolve the full range of corporate and commercial disputes, particularly in the financial services, mining and energy sectors. Her work also includes advising on high value fraud and asset tracing claims, contentious insolvency and trusts litigation.

Catherine’s highlights include: acting on a $330 million dispute arising from the Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal, where she achieved a settlement for her clients; successfully defending a multi-million pound claim for fraudulent breach of duty for a professional services firm following a full trial in the Chancery Division; and defeating claims under a joint venture agreement following an expedited Commercial Court trial.

Catherine brings commerciality to her advice, having spent over four years prior to qualifying as a lawyer working in industry, dealing with internal communications, crisis management, mergers and acquisitions and HR/employment issues.

Elaine Penrose, partner, Hogan Lovells

Elaine is recognised for having deep experience of acting for large corporations and financial institutions on a wide range of disputes, having acted for clients on their most challenging and business critical matters for more than 20 years. She regularly acts for banks, fund managers and other financial institutions in contentious matters. Elaine has particular knowledge of contentious regulatory matters including internal investigations, representing financial institutions and their employees who are under investigation by regulators, and representing them in enforcement and disciplinary proceedings brought by the FCA, other regulatory, disciplinary and criminal authorities both in the UK and overseas.

She has wide-ranging experience of all aspects of the litigation process, from pre-action strategy through to High Court trial, including acting for clients during the appellate process as both appellant and respondent.

Brian Stempel, SVP, global strategic client solutions, Lineal

Brian Stempel is a practice technology executive and thought leader with nearly three decades of achievement as an intrapreneur and innovative executive. Brian has led profitable, consultative legal technology groups at the largest firms in the world, including Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Hastings and Kirkland and Ellis. He was responsible for implementing the firm’s the first Artificial Intelligence tool at Kirkland, enabling advanced supervised and unsupervised data analytics across practice areas.  Brian facilitated the successful launch of Paul Hastings AI-enabled eDiscovery platform and document review program in service of multiple practice groups such as the Investigations & White-Collar Defense, IP Litigation, Employment & Labor Dispute practice areas. Currently, Brian serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Client Solutions at Lineal.  He leads all sales for the award-winning Lineal Amplify platform and leads their CSR and Pro Bono program.

Lord Charles Falconer KC, partner, Gibson Dunn

Charlie Falconer is an English qualified King’s Counsel and partner based in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s London office. The former UK Lord Chancellor and first Secretary of State for Justice spent 25 years as a commercial barrister, becoming a QC in 1991 and a KC in 2022. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and investigations.

In June 2003, he became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1974 and was appointed Solicitor General in May 1997. Between 1974 and 1997 he was a commercial barrister, and was involved in many significant commercial, industrial and financial issues of the day.

In 1997 he joined the Blair government as Solicitor General, moving a year later to the Cabinet Office, becoming involved in all the critical issues which faced the government from 1998 until the 2001 election.

In 2001, after the general election, he became Housing, Planning and Regeneration Minister and in 2002 he became Criminal Justice Minister. In both these jobs he was engaged in leading genuine public service reform, for example in relation to the planning system and the criminal justice system.

In 2003 he became Lord Chancellor. In conjunction with the then Lord Chief Justice he worked out a detailed new relationship between the judiciary and the executive, which was embodied in the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

His reform included the creation, for the first time, of a Supreme Court for the UK, the creation of a commission to appoint judges, making a full-time independent judge the Head of the Judiciary for England and Wales, and introducing an elected Speaker for the House of Lords.

In 2007 he became the first Secretary of State for Justice bringing together courts, prisons and justice policy for the first time.

Chambers UK 2017 recommends Mr. Falconer for Litigation. He is described as “a very bright man with huge reserves of energy.” He is also recognised by The Legal 500 UK 2023 for Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration.

The Times has named Charles Falconer to The Times Law 100 (2012), its annual list of the 100 most influential lawyers in the UK.

Lord Falconer studied at Edinburgh Academy, Trinity College, Glenalmond and Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Jonathan Griffin, solicitor, Gibson Dunn

Jonathan Griffin is a UK solicitor-advocate who specializes in complex cross-border litigation, white collar investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. He has represented financial institutions, multinational corporations and a government in complex multi-billion dollar litigation in jurisdictions including England & Wales, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Caymans and the BVI among others. His sector experience includes oil and gas, insurance, and financial services among others. In the UK, he frequently represents clients before the English High Court (including the Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal.

Jonathan also has a substantial white collar investigations practice, and represents clients in the finance, consulting and pharmaceutical industries. Recently, he was the senior litigator appointed on long-term secondment to The Takeover Panel to advise it on some of its most important enforcement matters to date.

Laura Berry, partner, DAC Beachcroft

Laura specialises in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on international disputes, whether litigating in London on behalf of international clients or acting for UK and non-UK based clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

She has over 10 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including financial services, oil and gas, consumer goods and telecoms. Her clients range from multinational corporations to high net worth individuals. She is the Head of ESG in Disputes and Investigations for DAC Beachcroft, and speaks and writes regularly on a range of ESG related matters.

Laura is recognised as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 and described as having “exceptional preparation and great client management skills”.

Christopher David, partner, Clifford Chance

Chris is a partner in Clifford Chance’s Regulatory and Financial Crime Team. Chris specialises in representing both companies and individuals in white collar crime matters mainly involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, tax evasion or money laundering. These matters predominantly involve investigations by the SFO, FCA, NCA as well as overseas agencies, such as the US DoJ and SEC, and European agencies including the Dutch  Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) and Italian Guardia di Finanza. In addition, Chris has considerable experience in cross-border corporate and internal investigations on behalf of multi-national corporations and major financial services clients. These investigations often involve multiple jurisdictions, as well as compliance issues and risk management.

Johnny Shearman, dispute resolution attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Johnny is a dispute resolution lawyer and has gained deep experience in handling a broad spectrum of domestic and international disputes. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Johnny held management positions in two leading specialist dispute resolution firms in London. His legal knowledge encompasses complex contractual and tortious disputes, civil fraud and asset recovery, banking and professional negligence litigation, and contentious insolvency matters. His experience includes disputes at all levels from County Court to Supreme Court proceedings, as well as international arbitration.

Gary Foster, managing director, Alvarez & Marsal

Gary Foster is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal’s dispute and investigations practice in London. He leads the UK e-discovery team.

Mr Foster brings more than 14 years of experience in forensic technology solutions, including forensic computer examinations, electronic disclosure and forensic data analytics. He specialises in running complex electronic discovery matters, using advanced analytical techniques to streamline and prioritize the process. Mr Foster’s primary areas of expertise are fraud investigations, dispute matters and regulatory and compliance matters. He works with clients in various industries, including banking, utilities, aviation, retail, construction and telecommunications.

Most recently at A&M, Mr Foster used e-discovery techniques and tools to streamline the data challenges associated with responding to investigative enquiries raised by regulators including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Notably, he helped a multi-national bank manage their response to FCA information requests and assisted a global education service provider with their response to the CMA regarding a proposed merger. These were complex projects with large data volumes, tight timeframes and with the sensitivities of disclosure to regulators.

Mr Foster has significant experience with complex cross-border e-discovery management. He led the e-discovery process for a Saudi Arabian bank, managing a complex data collection exercise, processing, analysis and review of a multimillion document set while following a court approved methodology. Because the data set had to remain in Saudi Arabia, Mr Foster managed the set up and installation of a processing and review environment that met the regulatory requirements while fulfilling UK disclosure requirements.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr Foster worked with Ernst & Young in their forensic technology and discovery services practice in London, specialising in electronic discovery review team management and training.

Mr Foster earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and finance from Brighton University. A Certified eDiscovery Expert, he is a regular speaker at industry events.

Ben Aram, partner, Kennedys

Ben specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He acts for states, international conglomerates, domestic companies, insurers/reinsurers, family offices and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals and their businesses. He has worked on cases at all English court levels, including the Supreme Court, and has conducted arbitrations under a number of different rules. Ben’s focus is on high-value, complex cases with an international or cross-border dimension and matters involving conflicts of laws. Clients typically seek him out for high level, strategic advice on legal and commercial risks well before a dispute arises.

Kavan Bakhda, partner, Kennedys

Kavan specialises in complex commercial litigation and has a broad practice. He has advised on a number of high profile cases involving a variety of financial institutions and businesses.

Kavan devises strategy on high value commercial claims in relation to fraud, breach of contract, breach of representations and warranties in post M&A transactions, claims in defamation and obtaining injunctive relief such as freezing injunctions. Kavan is a trusted advisor to his clients and provides crisis management advice arising out of sensitive situations.

Carlyn Weale, legal director, Kennedys

Carlyn advises businesses and/or company directors on a range of commercial claims, including shareholder, member, board and partnership disputes; complex breach of contract claims including trade disputes and supply of goods and services disputes; breach of confidentiality, misuse of data and restrictive covenants claims including applications for injunctive relief; civil fraud and corporate diversion claims; complex debt claims; defamation claims and reputational management; personal guarantee claims and claims for misuse of copyright and passing off.

Carlyn’s client-base encompasses professional advisors, manufacturers, service providers and insurers.

Tom Gricks III, lead strategy consultant, OpenText.

Tom Gricks is a prominent eDiscovery lawyer and one of the leading authorities on the use of TAR in litigation. Tom advises corporations and law firms on best practices for applying technology to reduce the time and cost of discovery. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a trial lawyer and in-house counsel, most recently with the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, where he was a partner and chair of the eDiscovery Practice Group. Tom is a member, Sedona Conference, Working Group 1, and is admitted in the United States Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He holds B.S., Chemical Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D., cum laude, Duqesne University School of Law.

Michael Fletcher, partner, Pinsent Masons

Michael is a commercial litigation partner at Pinsent Masons LLP. He acts for a range of clients, including large corporates, in a broad variety of disputes. Particular specialisms include contract and corporate disputes, technology and outsourcing disputes, public procurement and competition, and professional negligence. Michael also has a leadership role within Pinsent Masons for managing and progressing how it implements e-disclosure solutions for its clients.

Susana Cao Miranda, partner, Linklaters

Susana is a partner at Linklaters LLP based in London. Her practice is focused on litigation and contentious regulatory matters for clients in banking, energy and mining sectors. She has a broad range of experience before English courts and tribunals and also involving regulatory proceedings (including FCA and Ofgem enforcement proceedings). Prior to joining Linklaters in 2017, Susana was a Managing Director at the London office of a global US bank responsible for litigation and contentious regulatory proceedings across EMEA. In that role she acquired an in-depth knowledge of how a financial services firm operates and an understanding of the client perspective in managing litigation and contentious regulatory matters including in relation to the importance of good governance and reputational risk management.

Karyn Harty, head of litigation, Dentons

Karyn is Global Co-Chair of Disputes and is a partner and Head of the Litigation practice group in Dentons’ Dublin office. Karyn is also a member of our global Inclusion & Diversity Leadership Council and is a CEDR accredited mediator.
Karyn’s focus is on complex commercial litigation and investigations, often multi-jurisdictional. She has particular expertise in asset recovery, white collar defense and media defense, and is recognized as an expert on eDiscovery and legal innovation. She is an experienced civil jury practitioner.
Co-Chair of Dublin International Disputes Week, Karyn is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators and has served as Co-Chair and steering committee member of the Forum on the International Enforcement of Judgments and Awards.

Daniel Saoul KC, barrister, 4 New Square

Daniel Saoul KC is a silk with expertise in a wide range of commercial and financial disputes, who also has substantial experience in public and governmental law. He took silk in 2019, after just ten years at the Bar, and is ranked by the legal directories in seven practice areas, where he is described as “the complete counsel”. His practice includes pioneering environmental cases, including being instructed to act for ClientEarth in its groundbreaking claim against Shell’s directors, in large scale claims relating to automotive emissions and in matters connected to the Mariana Dam collapse in Brazil.

Kash Balogun, partner, Keystone Law

Kash is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular focus in the construction, oil & gas, and finance sectors. He specialises in the resolution of complex, high-value disputes, usually with an international element, and has successfully advised clients in all forms of dispute resolution including adjudications, international arbitrations, mediations and high court litigation.

Clarissa Coleman, head of international arbitration, DAC Beachcroft

Clarissa advises on multi-jurisdictional disputes and arbitration, enforcement strategies, reputation and crisis management, internal and external investigations, ethics and governance. She has extensive experience (private practice and in-house) of regulatory investigations and claims relating to private equity structures, fee agreements, shareholder agreements, failed joint ventures and contractual disputes.

Tom Frapwell, partner, Osborne Clarke

Tom is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s Commercial Disputes team. Tom spends the majority of his time working for large professional and financial services clients on complex, business critical disputes, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Tom is also instructed on sensitive internal and regulatory investigations, including by the Financial Reporting Council.

Jack Naylor, chief investment officer and head of origination & litigation strategy, Aristata Capital

Jack has 35+ years of litigation experience working for Freshfields and PwC where he was a partner and Head of Litigation, before joining Aristata in November 2018. At PwC, Jack successfully resolution more than $100 billion of major disputes across c35 jurisdictions (including the UK, US, Europe, Middle East, Far East and Southern Africa). He has deep expertise in commercial litigation, strategic problem solving and risk management and is focussed on achieving excellent Impact and commercial outcomes for those he is funding.

Fiona Gillett, compliance officer for legal practice (COLP), Stewarts

Fiona specialises in complex commercial disputes for a range of national and international clients, both corporates and individuals, and in securities claims for a range of institutional investors
such local authorities, pension funds, charitable foundations, and investment and fund management companies. In late March 2020, she led the Stewarts team in securing the continuation of and running the trial – as the first fully virtual trial in the Commercial Court in London – in the case of National Bank of Kazakhstan & The Republic of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon & Ors.
Fiona advises on high-value domestic and international contract, commercial fraud and tort disputes, with a particular expertise in financial services claims against banks.
She is experienced in coordinating proceedings in other jurisdictions, including working with foreign lawyers and forensic accountants.
Fiona joined Stewarts as a partner in 2010 after spending four years at litigation boutique Masseys LLP and six years prior to that at Baker McKenzie, London (with one year in their Toronto office). In 2023 Fiona was appointed the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.
‘‘Fiona Gillett: another first class member of the banking team with great analytical strengths.’’
(Legal 500)
‘Fiona Gillett – partner – innovative and unflappable. A joy to work with.’
(Legal 500)

Hugo Marshall, partner, LCM

Hugo Marshall, is an Investment Manager based in LCM’s London office.
Hugo has a proven track record of originating, assessing, and project-managing disputes finance investments for a decade. He has developed via his private practice and disputes finance experiences a specialism in international energy arbitral disputes and also insolvency-practitioner-led claims. Hugo also has a recognised disputes finance practice in general commercial litigation.
Hugo joined LCM in 2019 and has contributed to the origination, assessment and active monitoring of LCM’s multi-million-dollar portfolio of disputes investments over several jurisdictions, governing laws, practice areas and sectors. Hugo has demonstrated ability to originate and correctly assess and manage significant, complex and challenging disputes finances investments. Hugo played a crucial role in LCM’s investment in the Comet litigation, one of the most significant insolvency-practitioner-related judgments in the United Kingdom in 2022.
Prior to joining LCM Hugo worked with another global litigation funder in London originating, assessing, pricing, structuring and monitoring high value, complex, often multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration investments. Before moving into disputes finance, Hugo worked at Norton Rose Fulbright and Gibson Dunn in the UK. In these roles he was instructed to act in a range of arbitral, litigation and investigation-based disputes, including insolvency-related claims, primarily over the trade, energy, construction, transport and financial services sectors.

Colin Diss, partner, Grant Thornton

Colin is a licenced Insolvency Practitioner, with over 16 years experience. He has a focus on the development, financing and execution of enforcement and asset recovery strategies.
Colin’s case work deploys the use of international insolvency techniques as a tool to trace and recover assets.His market leading team have recovered over $3 billion of distressed assets from 65 different jurisdictions in recent years.
He has experience of breaking structures and recovering assets from a range of jurisdictions including the Middle East, Caribbean, India, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Switzerland, and the USA.
The Asset Recovery Fund (“ARF”)
Colin’s practice has formed a joint venture partnership established to provide third party financing for complex asset recovery and enforcement claims.
The ARF provides funding for investigations, asset tracing, enforcement and related litigation on a conditional basis in return for sharing in the recoveries.
Colin is sought out for his vision and expertise for “financed asset recovery” solutions.

Hannah Glover, barrister, 3VB

Hannah Glover is ranked by the directories as a leading junior in Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance, and Gambling Disputes. She is regularly instructed in high profile and very substantial banking and financial services litigation, including those listed in The Lawyer’s Top 20 disputes. She is currently instructed for one of the defendant groups in the SKAT litigation.

Laurence Emmett KC, barrister, One Essex Court

Laurence Emmett KC’s practice extends over the full range of issues that arise in commercial disputes, including litigation and international arbitration. His experience covers issues of contractual interpretation, jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments and injunctive relief. He has particular experience in the energy and life sciences industries. His experience in the energy industry covers commercial disputes relating to renewables as well as to hydrocarbon resources, as well as environmental disputes and regulatory issues.

Brian Kennelly, KC barrister, Blackstone Chambers

Brian is widely regarded as one of the leading competition law advocates and is top-ranked by the directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. He has been at the forefront of private competition damages actions for over 20 years. He has extensive experience of multi-national proceedings from jurisdictional issues through to full trial. Brian has particular expertise in collective proceedings before the CAT.

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