• Advising various clients on ESG strategies, net zero plans, and the concepts of financed and advised emissions; co-leading the team that provided pro bono advice as Legal Providers to COP26 in Glasgow in 2021; and actively involved in preparations for COP27.
  • Advising an automotive manufacturer in relation to the defence of English High Court claims by 000’s of car owners with respect to the alleged use of emissions “defeat devices” and claims foreshadowed in various European countries following the introduction of the Collective Redress Directive.
  • Advising a transportation group in relation to GLO claims in the English High Court with respect to allegedly discriminatory ticket pricing practices in alleged breach of competition law.
  • Advising in relation to the defence of English High Court claims with respect to supply chain issues for a FTSE100 retail group, including human rights and modern slavery claims, and associated investigation and remediation in relevant countries in Asia.
  • Advising indigenous miners in Tanzania in relation to modern human slavery and environmental contamination and liability issues and acting in associated legal proceedings in Tanzania and the UK.
  • Advising a gold and copper mining group in Papa New Guinea on claims of environmental contamination of rivers and landslides caused by tailing collapses and the resulting publicly announced settlement involving community-based rebuilding and rehabilitation of affected lands and the provision of subsidised housing and vocational educational facilities.
  • Advising a FTSE100 in the ENR sector in relation to parent company liability issues for the actions of its subsidiaries in the US and a number of other jurisdictions, including advice on related governance and behavioural issues.
  • Advising an African Government on the review of its portfolio of projects to identify fraudulently procured contracts for the purpose of terminating and/or re-negotiating key contracts and pursuing associated recovery action across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising a Government in Asia in relation to the termination of a USD5 billion oil field on the basis of force majeure events following an alleged civil insurgency and terrorist activity.
  • Advising the Central Bank of Cyprus in relation to the special resolution of EUR2.5 billion FBME Bank following allegations of money-laundering and its inter-action with FinCEN, including associated proceedings in Cyprus, UK, Austria, Germany and the US.
  • Advising the Australian Government in relation to the reform of its bank and building society licensing laws and with respect to the associated liquidation of various insolvent building societies and co-operatives.
  • Advising an African Government in relation to the reform of its anti-bribery and corruption laws and the pursuit of targeted prosecutions and asset recovery actions against former Government officials.
  • Advising a maritime and commodities trading group in relation to alleged fraud and conspiracy claims against their trading counterparty in Nigeria to recover GBP180 million involving the arrest of an oil tanker and associated cargo with multiple proceedings in England, Nigeria and Rotterdam.
  • Advising investors in relation to the divestment of their interests in oil and gas and mining assets in Central Asia, and GBP350 million associated claims of fraud, breach of duty and conspiracy involving proceedings in the UK, Bahamas and BVI.
  • Advising a former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to a ME country in relation to his successful application for political asylum in the UK and with respect to the establishment of a human rights think tank.