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Contentious & Claims Validation

Speed is of the essence when fraud and related causes of action are uncovered and our team is experienced in all forms of contentious insolvency cases, and adept at achieving results quickly.

We pride ourselves on our ability to add value and to act in partnership with our clients to obtain successful outcomes, assisting in the strategy and sharing the risk where appropriate.

We are involved in a comprehensive range of investigatory and civil recovery actions, as well as procedural court applications and criminal compensatory processes in insolvency cases.

We also act for insolvency practitioners in bringing claims in mainly non-contentious cases to ease through the resolution of those estates, and defending office holders in claims made against them, as well as representing and protecting the positions of key creditors in distressed financial scenarios.

Our Contentious & Claims Validation Work

  • Americas
  • UK & Europe
  • Sturgeon Central Asia Balanced Fund

    Acting for the joint provisional liquidators of a Bermudian investment fund which had been wound up (in Bermuda) on a just and equitable basis due to a dispute between its participating shareholders and the board.

    In the first case of it’s kind in England, we successfully applied for an...

    Bermuda

    Value Discovery Partners

    Acting for the dissolution trustees of a BVI limited partnership on certain issues in the solvent liquidation of the same. Actions include dealing with and defending the estate, as appropriate, in relation to claims made by former professional advisors; and also acting for certain warrantors in...

    British Virgin Islands

    Saad Investments

    Acting for the liquidators of an investment fund which is one of multiple defendants in a $9.2 billion fraud claim in the Grand Court in Cayman. Actions include obtaining an order from the High Court in London for recognition of the liquidation of the fund as a foreign proceeding under the Cross...

    Cayman Islands

    Lehman Brothers

    Acting for the liquidators of various estates in the Lehman Group. Actions have included reviewing the terms of a US plan of reorganisation in respect of various estates and advising on its impact on distributions to a UK estate; considering and advising on claims on behalf of a UK estate...

    United States
  • Administration of Speedferries Limited

    Securing the release of a fast ferry from arrest in France via applications in both English and French courts, and dealing with various claims to rights of ownership over the vessel during an administration, including selling the vessel through judicial sale in the admiralty court.

    France

    Acting for a credit insurer of major financial institutions

    Acting for a credit insurer of major financial institutions in respect of its claims in one of Europe's largest ever restructurings.

    Spain

    Insolvent retail estate leases

    Acting for the administrators of a number of large retail fashion chains including advising on trading issues and, in particular, the categorisation of liabilities under leases in the insolvent estates

    United Kingdom

    Derby United Credit Union

    Acting for the administrators of the Derby United Credit Union. The administration is one of the first of a credit union following changes to the relevant legislation in 2014

    United Kingdom

    Sub-prime lender

    Assisting the administrators of a sub-prime lender on a major fraud investigation, including obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions and utilising statutory powers to obtain key oral and documentary evidence

    United Kingdom

    Swap misselling claims:

    Swap misselling claims: acting for administrators in reviewing and advising on the causes of action relating to high value claims that interest rate hedging instruments were mis-sold to the companies over which the administrators were appointed

    United Kingdom

    Cartel activity claims

    Cartel activity claims: reviewing claims arising from European Commission decisions on cartel activity and advising the liquidators of two companies in relation to the same

    United Kingdom

    Acting for the liquidators of Save Service Stations

    Robinson and Others v AIG and Others: acting for the liquidators of Save Service Stations in applying to the High Court for directions as to the correct distribution of realisations of GBP 40 million in the estate, having regard to subordination clauses in certain finance documents. Succeeding...

    United Kingdom

    Longmeade Limited

    Acting for the liquidators of Longmeade Limited, a group company in the Lehman Brothers estate. We recently made an application to court for directions on the conduct of a prospective claim in negligence against the Official Receiver and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The...

    United Kingdom

    Karen Millen

    Acting for the trustee in bankruptcy of Karen Millen in investigating her assets and assisting in realising the same, as well as advising on the pursuit and resolution of various claims arising in the estate, including in the Court of Appeal.

    United Kingdom

Our Contentious & Claims Validation team

Susie Abdel-Nabi
Susie Abdel-Nabi

Partner

Vicente Bañuelos Rizo
Vicente Bañuelos Rizo

Partner

Keith Conway
Keith Conway

Partner

Lauren Fine
Lauren Fine

Partner

Keith Hutchison
Keith Hutchison

Partner

Jorge Meneses
Jorge Meneses

Partner

Prakash Pillai
Prakash Pillai

Partner

Paul Sheridan
Paul Sheridan

Partner

Anthony Woo
Anthony Woo

Partner

Jehan-Philippe Wood
Jehan-Philippe Wood

Partner

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