Jamie Curle is a partner in the Litigation & Arbitration team in London with over 20 years’ experience advising clients in the financial services, energy and natural resources, media sport and entertainment and consumer goods, food and retail sectors.
Jamie has particular expertise in cross border disputes, banking, funds and structured products disputes, class actions, fraud and asset tracing matters and natural resources disputes. He has been a driving force behind the firm’s innovation in the area of third party funding.
- In 2018, Jamie successfully led the defence of claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal seeking to establish that an English domiciled parent owed a duty of care in respect of incidents which took place on the property owned by its overseas subsidiary.
- More recently, Jamie secured a USD$200 million summary judgment for a client in a broadcasting dispute, and prevailed in an LCIA dispute in relation to the ownership of an Armenian bank.
- Jamie regularly speaks and writes on third party funding, mass claims, fraud and asset recovery and force majeure issues.
- Acted for a major international consumer products company in the successful defence at first instance and in the Court of Appeal of a class action brought in the English High Court in respect of alleged liability arising from an armed invasion of the property of an African subsidiary company.
- Successfully represented a majority shareholder in a US$100 million+ dispute before the LCIA relating to control of major Armenian retail bank.
- Secured summary judgment for over US$200 million in a dispute arising out of a US$701 million contract for broadcasting rights in Mainland China and Macau.
- Represented a Gulf-based bank in the investigation and successful recovery of over US$300 million of assets allegedly misappropriated through infrastructure projects, involving actions in Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Jersey and London.
- Acted for an oil and gas major in the successful defence of an application to enforce an arbitral award of US$2.5 billion in England and in related international proceedings.
- Obtained summary judgment for a major investment bank in proceedings in England, New York and Tanzania in relation to the recovery of US$140 million of secured assets invested into a power station project in Dar es Salaam, involving proceedings in England, Tanzania, The Netherlands and the United States.
- Acted for a major international bank in the defence of claims in England and Monaco arising out of historic FX trades placed with a Monaco subsidiary of the bank.
- Obtained a favourable settlement for a US multinational media company in the investigation of a systemic and long running fraud perpetrated across a number of European jurisdictions by an IP holder.
- Acted for a joint venture company in an LCIA London arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute in respect of contracts entered into by a major commodities trader, with a value of approximately US$50 billion.
- Advised the Receiver of a European bank in relation to the recovery of US$3.5 billion allegedly misappropriated from the business by members of the former management.
- College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- London University, B.A. Hons (1st class)
Jamie has consistently been recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for commercial litigation, fraud and banking litigation. Clients describe Jamie as “outstanding”, as having “an excellent strategic grasp of all issues” , as a “superlative and brilliant strategist” who has “excellent rapport with legal counsel and client alike” and as a “classy and sophisticated analyser of macro and micro issues" (Legal 500). He is listed as an asset recovery specialist by Who's Who Legal.Legal 500, 2020 has the following client commentary:
- “Jamie Curle is absolutely brilliant at running cases, moving between the macro and the micro; he has huge expertise in juggling proceedings in different jurisdictions and is a joy to work with“.
- “Jamie Curle has excellent client skills and good team management“.
Memberships And Affiliations
- Law Society of England and Wales
- London Solicitors' Litigation Association
- Transparency International
My latest insights
Supreme Court: Litigation funding agreements are “damages-based agreements”
27 July 2023 .5 minute read
Is the door re-opening for US-style class actions in England and Wales?
16 March 2023 .15 minute read