Charlotte Pender > Charles Russell Speechlys LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP Offices
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Charlotte advises on complex, high-value litigation with both domestic and international elements. She has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes but with particular expertise in the fields of civil fraud, asset tracing, freezing and recovery and shareholder disputes. Whilst Charlotte is an experienced trial lawyer she also has experience in the resolution of disputes by way of arbitration and mediation.
Charlotte has advised companies (including trust companies), individual shareholders, boards and institutional investors on a range of company and shareholder disputes and she acted for the Respondent shareholder in the case of Irvine v Irvine.
Charlotte’s most recent cases include acting for the liquidators of six defendant companies in Cayman Islands’ longest-ever trial – 129 days – about one of the world’s largest-ever Ponzi schemes – US$330 billion. Charlotte is also one of the Charles Russell Speechlys partners who work on a range of multi-billion dollar cases for Awal Bank BSC (in Administration), appointed by the Central Bank of Bahrain.
Charlotte acted for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in a successful action to recover multi million pound damages arising from a fraudulent letter of credit scheme which included associated litigation in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Charlotte is admitted to practise in England and Wales and has limited admission in the Cayman Islands (in relation to the AHAB vs SAAD litigation). Charlotte is a member of the Female Fraud Forum and the Fraud Lawyers Association.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP excels in pursuing and defending a broad spectrum of cross-border fraud actions, including those with freezing orders, injunctions and search orders. The team, which caters to businesses, central banks, regulators, governments and professional advisers, is especially acclaimed for its work within the crypto, digital assets and technology sectors. Practice head Stewart Hey and Charlotte Pender are both also accomplished within the banking space, meanwhile Caroline Greenwell is likewise noted for her retail, consumer and leisure know-how.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP‘s ‘well-established commercial litigation team‘ is widely respected for its expertise in fraud matters, in addition to its disputes experience in the technology, engineering, telecoms, sporting regulatory and financial services sectors. It also acts in claims involving the mining, energy, aviation, professional services and retail industries. Clients additionally benefit from the London group’s leveraging of expertise of colleagues in Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, Dubai, Doha, Manama, Hong Kong and Singapore. Commercial dispute resolution head Charlotte Pender ‘gets on top of the legal and factual issues rapidly‘; Stewart Hey heads the fraud, asset recovery and investigations group; Rhys Novak has longstanding experience in commercial and corporate disputes; and Edward Craig is ‘great with clients and gets results‘. Caroline Greenwell‘s cases typically involve contract breaches and misrepresentations, civil fraud and asset tracing, and bribery and corruption allegations. Lucy Wicksteed and Abigail Rushton are experienced senior associates.
- Next Generation Partners London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Next Generation Partners London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Commercial litigation: mid-market London > Dispute resolution
- Fraud: civil London > Crime, fraud and licensing
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Private client > Court of protection
- Private client > Family: mediation
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Immigration
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Advertising & marketing
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Residential property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Industry focus > Emerging markets
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds
- Real estate > Planning
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Employment > Senior executives
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Employment > Employers
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Real estate > Property finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)
- Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Employment > Employee share schemes