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casesPeak Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Tarek Investments Ltd & Ors.

We acted for Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd in Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Tarek Investments Ltd & Ors. The case concerned the affairs of Aman Resorts, a collection of leading luxury resorts and hotels in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The defendants included Russian billionaire, Vladislav Doronin, and the CEO of Head N.V., Carol Johan Eliasch. The case came before the Chancery Division on a multitude of occasions, resulting in a variety of injunctions being granted in our client’s favour.   This case was described by Departures magazine as “a takeover battle the likes of which the luxury hotel-industry has never seen”.  Ashkhan Candey, Andrew Dunn and Lara Robson were lead partners.

Jinpeng Group Ltd v Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd

We acted for Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd, before the Commercial Division of the High Court of the British Virgin Islands, in the case of Jinpeng Group Ltd v Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd. The Caribbean proceedings concerned a dispute arising from a US$ 35 million convertible loan facility with a Chinese state investment vehicle.  Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn were lead partners.

Monde Petroleum SA v WesternZagros Ltd

Acting for Monde Petroleum SA in the matter of Monde Petroleum SA v WesternZagros Ltd which is now in the Commercial Court following an ICC Arbitration which Monde won on all grounds. The claim relates to a lucrative oil and gas agreement in respect of 2000 square kilometres of oil fields in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq.  Ashkhan Candey is lead partner.  Senior Solicitor Leo Nabarro has run the case.

Barclays Bank Plc v Langraf & Ors

We acted for three of four defendants in Barclays Bank Plc v Langraf & Ors. The case concerned the collapse of US law firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, and claims by Barclays for repayment of partner capital loans. It was listed by The Lawyer as one of the Top 20 cases of 2015. We succeeded in defeating the bank’s summary judgment application and confidential settlements were obtained for our clients.  Andrew Dunn and Lara Robson were lead partners.

Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd and Adriaan Zecha

We acted for Peak Hotels & Resorts Ltd and international hotelier, Adriaan Zecha, in Hong Kong arbitration proceedings and related Hong Kong High Court proceedings. Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn were lead partners.

Brova Consultatoria De Gestao, Unipessaol LDA and Swiss Garantie Issuance AG

Acting for Brova Consultatoria De Gestao, Unipessaol LDA and Swiss Garantie Issuance AG in claims against Credit Suisse (UK) Limited arising from alleged fraudulent misrepresentations by Credit Suisse alleged rogue director, Hans Olav Eldring, and a €150 million guarantee.  Andrew Dunn is lead partner.

Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Limited & Ors

Acting for one appellant in the Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in the matter of Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Limited & Ors, a case concerning the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the operation of Collective Investment Schemes. Andrew Dunn is the lead partner.

Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Import and Export Company Limited

Acting for Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Import and Export Company Limited, China’s leading manufacturer of heavy construction machinery, in two multi-million dollar arbitrations brought by GMT Maquina E Equipamentos Ltda of Brazil.  Ashkhan Candey and Richard Singleton are lead partners.

Haydn Ellison v MatsSoft Ltd

Acting for Haydn Ellison, a successful rainmaker and senior business consultant, in a claim against software company, MatsSoft Ltd for breach of contract.  Lara Robson is lead partner.

Dial Partners LLP and Dial House Consultants Limited v Eastern Airways International Limited, Bryan Huxford and Richard Lake

Acting for Dial in Commercial Court proceedings in respect of a breach of contract/unjust enrichment claim.  Richard Singleton is lead partner.

Richard Brown v The Queen

In January 2003, our client was convicted of the murder of Errol Lynch in September 1998. Our client was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour for a minimum of 25 years.  However, Richard Brown has a significant history of mental illness and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.  This case examines whether his conviction for murder was unsafe in light of his diagnosis.  Our team is advising Richard Brown on a pro-bono appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the murder conviction in Jamaica.   Solicitor Timothy Wright acting pro-bono.