Dispute Resolution

  • Representing a consortium of financial institutions in relation to a potential fraud and embezzlement on a number of trade finance transactions. The estimated exposure is $530 million, and may involve litigation in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Germany and the United States
  • Advising a shareholder on potential actions in respect of a financial institution's potentially unlawful disposal of shares
  • Providing strategic commercial advice to a manufacturing company in respect of the termination of its offtake and supply agreements
  • Defending an oilfield services company in ICC arbitration proceedings
  • *Advising one of Russia’s largest privately-owned banks on the recovery of sums due under personal guarantees to loan agreements with a Russian oligarch. The case, heard in the English High Court, involved a $500 million counterclaim

Fraud, compliance and investigations

  • Conducting an internal investigation and further due diligence for a service provider in respect of allegations of bribery and corruption in Russia
  • Advising an information and communications technology company in its investigation of allegations of related party transactions, overcharging and bribery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Advising a global biopharmaceutical company in an internal investigation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concerning widespread allegations of bribery, overstocking and breach of corporate policies
  • Advising a Middle Eastern bank in relation to fraud, misappropriation of assets and asset recovery matters in the sum of US$175 million
  • Advising a global provider of consumer products in respect of integrity and compliance issues

*Denotes experience prior to joining DLA Piper