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Financial litigation

We have an experienced team of litigators who are well versed in dealing with all types of commercial disputes.

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Extensive experience

Acting for our clients' interests against banks, financial advisors and other professionals.

Broad expertise

Expertise in fraud, asset tracing and recovery, breach of trust and constructive trust claims, secured and unsecured debt recovery and insolvency.

Commercial awareness

Expertise in litigating complex financial claims against the backdrop of the recent financial crisis.

Recent particular expertise has encompassed:

  • Acting for an Manx indirect subsidiary of the collapsed Icelandic bank, Kaupthing hf in two concurrent complex actions brought in the High Court involving multiple jurisdictions (including England & Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey, US and BVI) with the sums in dispute being circa £500m. Claims concerned alleged breaches of underlying loan documentation and allegations concerning the acquisition of Somerfield Plc (and its subsequent disposal) and various other corporate transactions entered into in the lead up to the 2007/8 banking crisis. The claims originally arose against various Tchenguiz controlled entities and encompassed allegations as to Kaupthing's relationship with the Tchenguiz brothers' corporate structures widely reported in the press. Settlement was achieved via English and Isle of Man Schemes of Arrangement with the Schemes now being recognised in the US and BVI.

  • Acting on behalf of a third party respondent to a Norwich Pharmacal Order in the JSC BTA Bank litigation.

  • Acting on behalf of Nikolay Glushkov in relation to a multi-million pound claim brought by the Russian airline Aeroflot against our client and Mr Berezovsky concerning misappropriation of funds.

  • Securing the enforcement of a Judgment by Order for sale of a £24 million property in central London in payment of a debt and other sums due to our client.

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London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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