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Banking & Finance
- Alleged breach of insurance and environmental warranties contained in a Share Purchase Agreement.
- Post completion warranty claims in a sale and purchase agreement relating to true and fair accounts.
- Interpretation of a contract for financial consultancy services in the energy sector including entitlement to share options.
- The defence of a group of publicly listed companies subject to investigation by the Financial Secretary in Hong Kong.
- The liquidation of Investors Overseas Services involving proceedings in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas.
- The liquidation of Banque Commercial involving proceedings in the Cayman Islands, Israel and Switzerland.
- Misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims generally.
- Contractual interpretation in various commercial contract situations.
- Distributorship agreement disputes.
- Three day mediation between numerous claimants and a defendant dealing with disputes over several million pounds in costs incurred during a major litigation.
- Acting for an international hotel company in Singapore over a disputed management contract.
Construction & Engineering
- Damages claim for storm damage for allegedly defective roof structure.
- Effect of a binding verbal agreement as part of a contract for the sale and supply of cranes.
Corporate Fraud: The Crown Trust fraud involving proceedings in Canada and the Cayman Islands.
Energy & Natural Resources
- Extensive proceedings by an electricity supplier for breach of confidence following an explosion at a power station involving proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
- Acting for a multinational energy company in an arbitration over alleged defects in an oil rig of the coast of Africa.
- Dispute regarding the environmental warranties on the sale of an oil refinery.
Partnership & Shareholder
- Dispute between two solicitors as to entitlement to partnership property and the extent of the interest of one of the parties in the firm.
- Shareholder dispute arising from family property investments following death of one brother involving various issues in relation to accounting, quasi partnership status and allegations of breach of trust, etc.
- Dispute relating to transactions within a partnership and potential claims for breach of contract and/or negligence.
- Offshore disputes in relation to breach of trust between business partners.
- Shareholder disputes in various industries.
- Shareholder and partnership disputes in a variety of industries and jurisdictions.
- Various claims against solicitors for negligent legal advice to corporate clients.
- Alleged negligent advice resulting in an important point of law not being pleaded.
- Professional negligence and breach of duty claims in relation to legal advice sought in respect of various agreements drawn up in connection with the demerger and sale of a restaurant chain.
- Alleged negligence in connection with the failure of a financial institution to implement amendments to a pension scheme to bring it into line with European law.
- The defence of a number of high profile cases for leading firms of solicitors in both England and Hong Kong.
Property: The defence of the Hong Kong Government in the longest running civil trial ever in Hong Kong which related to the compulsory purchase of land and the valuation of a steel business.
Sale of Goods & Services
- Dispute over right to terminate a distributorship agreement including examination of parties' conduct and impact of EU law changes.
- Dispute about fitness for purpose of machinery supplied by a manufacturer and attendant measure of damages.
- Dispute over oral terms of contract for employment/provision of services particularly in relation to notice provision and bonus entitlement.
- Dispute arising from a repudiatory breach of contract in relation to the supply of vending machines.
- Dispute over the entitlement to terminate a retainer for non-payment of fees.
- Dispute in relation to a contract for the supply of goods. A dispute arose when a specialist retail group withheld payment of invoices for the supply of goods by a distributor. The retail group alleged that the goods had latent defects which had resulted in additional repair costs and a potential claim by a third party due to a fire allegedly caused by the product.
- Commission due under a sales agency agreement.
- Product liability defence work for major multinationals in numerous jurisdictions around the world involving a range of products and issues including tobacco, food and beverages, motor vehicles, construction and engineering processes.
Updated: October 2015