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Byrne and Partners LLP, Yvonne Jefferies, London, ENGLAND

Yvonne Jefferies

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1616
Email:
Byrne and Partners LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation and arbitration; Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery; Insurance and Reinsurance; International Trade

Position

Yvonne is a partner in Byrne and Partners’ civil team and has over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation and arbitration matters, often with an international dimension. In recent years, she has had extensive involvement in asset recovery actions against sovereign states including recovery of a $450m claim on behalf of Yukos Capital against Rosneft Oil in the Commercial Court. She is currently leading a multi-million dollar claim against the Republic of Djibouti by businessman Abdourahman Boreh in relation to its wrongful seizure of his corporate assets and in this context has recently obtained a worldwide freezing injunction against the Republic of Djibouti. Recent successes include the comprehensive dismissal of multi-million, multi-jurisdictional proceedings brought against Mr Boreh by the Republic of Djibouti for alleged breaches of duty, bribery and corruption.

Career

Trained Drew and Napier, Singapore (qualified 1983); trained Freshfields Singapore/London (qualified 1991); legal officer Port of Singapore Authority 1984-85; associate Freshfields Singapore/London 1985-87; associate and partner Clyde & Co 1987-1997; partner Barlow Lyde & Gilbert 1997-2009. Advocate and solicitor of Supreme Court of Singapore (1983); solicitor of the Senior Courts (1991); Mediator.

Languages

Bahasa Melayu

Education

Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Singapore; National University of Singapore (LLB 2 (1)).

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