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Corporate Disputes

In-person

21st & 22nd November 2022 | London

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Natalie Todd
Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Civil Fraud and Commercial Litigation by The Legal 500, Natalie is a partner specialising in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation including banking and financial services litigation, insolvency, fraud and asset recovery.  She is a “partner who is one to watch”, “personable, professional and user friendly, great to work with, always on top of the detail”. Natalie has expertise in litigation and arbitration involving banking and financial services, insolvency, trust, contractual, partnership, shareholder and commercial disputes.  She has a particular specialism in fraud and asset recovery and has acted on some high profile Russian and CIS cases.  She has worked on multi-jurisdictional asset tracing cases, including obtaining extensive Worldwide Freezing, Search, Disclosure and Passport Surrender Orders in one of Russia’s biggest ever alleged bank frauds.


Natalie Todd
Natalie Todd Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan
Gus Sellitto
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Byfield (UK)

Gus is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Byfield Consultancy and one of the UK’s leading experts providing reputation counsel to law firms and their clients. He helps build reputations through effective communications campaigns and is relied upon by clients to mitigate reputational risk in highly sensitive and often business critical crisis situations. He has particular expertise in representing law firms and individuals facing regulatory investigations.

Gus also supports clients in high-profile disputes where he works closely with in-house teams and legal counsel to ensure the communications strategy supports the legal strategy in any litigation.


Gus Sellitto
Gus Sellitto Managing Director and Co-Founder
Byfield (UK)
Timothy Collingwood KC
Barrister
Serle Court

Timothy Collingwood KC
Timothy Collingwood KC Barrister
Serle Court
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Shimmin
Partner
Jenner & Block

Elizabeth Shimmin is a solicitor-advocate and partner at Jenner & Block's London office. She has significant experience advising clients on a wide range of complex claims in both international arbitration and commercial litigation proceedings.

Ms. Shimmin’s practice encompasses claims relating to joint ventures and shareholder disputes, financing arrangements (including derivatives), fraud, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, and the multi-jurisdictional enforcement of unpaid judgments and awards. She advises clients on international disputes across a range of industry sectors, with particular experience in financial litigation, energy, infrastructure and defence.  She has represented clients in proceedings before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, several oversees courts and before institutional and ad hoc arbitration tribunals. 


Elizabeth (Lizzie) Shimmin
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Shimmin Partner
Jenner & Block
Fiona Simpson
Partner
Kingsley Napley (UK)

Fiona advises clients in commercial dispute resolution matters including breach of contract, partnership disputes and shareholder/director disputes. Fiona regularly advises on jurisdiction matters where a party is domiciled outside England and Wales and/or where the subject matter of a claim involves other jurisdictions. She has been listed as a Thought Leader in Asset Recovery in the Who's Who Legal Global Investigations Review 2020.


Fiona Simpson
Fiona Simpson Partner
Kingsley Napley (UK)
Ben Johnson
Managing Director
BRG

Ben Johnson has over eighteen years of experience in forensic accounting, including fraud and financial investigations, bribery and corruption, audit negligence, asset tracing, and litigation and arbitration.

A member of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice, Mr. Johnson has led many investigations and reviews into suspected accounting irregularities, bribery and corruption issues, and misconduct on behalf of regulators and private clients in both civil and criminal proceedings.

He has significant financial services experience, having led investigations into alleged misconduct at banks in multiple jurisdictions, and he has led more than eight investigations on behalf of accountancy regulators in relation to accounting issues in recent accounting scandals.

Mr. Johnson has experience across a range of industry sectors, in particular: financial services, software, technology, support services, oil and gas, construction and engineering, supply chain management, retail, and gaming.

Mr. Johnson has provided expertise in investigations and disputes on the application of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP


Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson Managing Director
BRG
Stuart Broom
Partner
Taylor Wessing

Stuart is a partner in Taylor Wessing's Disputes and Investigations group. He advises clients on a broad range of commercial disputes and investigations in the financial services sector. He has particular expertise in professional negligence actions, including claims and investigations in the accountancy profession, having acted on many high profile disputes and regulatory investigations. 

Stuart also advises on corporate and commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, fraud and asset recovery actions and shareholder disputes.


Stuart Broom
Stuart Broom Partner
Taylor Wessing
Catriona Watt
Partner
Fox & Partners

Catriona Watt specialises in contentious partnership, employment and discrimination law. Catriona advises employers, professional partnerships and LLPs, senior executives and partners across a variety of sectors.

Her experience includes advising both institutions and individuals on sensitive and confidential senior level appointments and departures. Catriona often advises on complex team move situations in which there are usually restrictive covenant, fiduciary duties and potential forfeiture aspects as well as contentious exits from partnership structures particularly in professional services, financial services and private equity. She regularly drafts, and advises both employers and individual executives and partners on the terms of service agreements, staff policies and procedures, settlement agreements, LLP agreements, and retirement deeds. Catriona has particular experience in dealing with individuals leaving and joining hedge fund and private equity structures, frequently with a complex bonus and incentive element.


Catriona Watt
Catriona Watt Partner
Fox & Partners
Susie Wakefield
Partner-head of commercial insurance
Shoosmiths

Susie Wakefield is head of commercial insurance and specialises in commercial litigation, arbitration and (re)insurance.  She also advises clients in the energy and commodities sectors and has represented clients in complex, multimillion-dollar disputes with multijurisdictional aspects.  Susie has practised in New York, Bermuda and London and has advised clients in litigation in federal and state courts in NY, the Supreme Court of Bermuda, and the High Court.  Susie has also handled disputes under the Arbitration Act 1996, the Federal Arbitration Act, the Bermuda International Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1993 and the UNCITRAL Model Law as well as ad hoc arbitrations and under various institutional rules in the UK, Europe, and the US.

Susie advises on a broad array of claims and coverage disputes, including issues arising in connection with Bermuda Form policies and reinsurance arrangements involving captives and segregated account companies.  She has advised on complex policy wording reviews; significant P&C losses; claims involving allegations of fraud, misrepresentation and nondisclosure; breach of warranty claims; claims for contribution from co-insurers; and insolvency-related matters.  Her work spans many lines of risk including: CGL, property, business interruption, construction, energy, space, marine cargo, financial lines including D&O, E&O/PI, financial institutions PI, pensions trustees liability, POSI and liability including product liability, product recall, public liability, employers’ liability, IT, media, IP, and cyber.


Susie Wakefield
Susie Wakefield Partner-head of commercial insurance
Shoosmiths
David Breslin
Partner
Gunnercooke

David specialises in commercial dispute resolution and international arbitration.  He has been recognised for his expertise for many years in the Legal 500 and as a Leading Individual in the field of insurance and reinsurance in Chambers UK Directory.  David acts for clients across a number of business sectors including insurers and reinsurers, brokers, financial services policy holders, marine and energy interests, international trade and commodities, international infrastructure and defence companies, and sovereign state bodies in international arbitration claims.

He has conducted numerous arbitrations both ad hoc and under common institutional rules (including UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and ARIAS).  He has represented sovereign state bodies in investor-state arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties (including under the Energy Charter Treaty). He is a recognised specialist in insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution (including Bermuda Form arbitration) with particular expertise in financial risks insurance, including professional liability, D&O and conventional fraud insurance products, cyber-risks, trust company and trustees’ liability, trade credit insurance, and marine and non-marine reinsurance coverage disputes.


David Breslin
David Breslin Partner
Gunnercooke
Hina Patel
Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Hina specialise in international asset tracing, fraud, insolvency and have extensive knowledge of cross-border litigation.

Having qualified as an insolvency practitioner in 2006, she lived and worked in the Middle East for five years. She led an administration of a wholesale bank, referred to as the largest fraud in the Middle East.


Hina Patel
Hina Patel Associate Director
Grant Thornton
Elaina Bailes
Partner
Stewarts

Elaina Bailes is an experienced commercial litigator who has acted on a number of high-profile and ground-breaking cases in the High Court and in leading offshore jurisdictions, including Cayman and the BVI.

Elaina acts for companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals on a wide range of high-value commercial disputes. Her main practice areas include banking and securities litigation, complex fraud and asset tracing, insolvency claims and commercial disputes relating to sanctions. Elaina acted for claimants in two of the UK’s leading securities litigation cases, the RBS Rights Issue litigation and the Tesco accounting fraud litigation.

Elaina is recognised in the Legal 500 as a “next generation lawyer” in the field of Banking Litigation and is Vice-President of the AIJA Insolvency Law Commission.


Elaina Bailes
Elaina Bailes Partner
Stewarts
Robert Javin-Fisher
Partners
Humphries Kerstetter

Rob Javin-Fisher is a solicitor-advocate and partner at Humphries Kerstetter. Prior to joining Humphries Kerstetter in 2018, Rob was a solicitor advocate at Herbert Smith Freehills and spent time on secondment in their Moscow and Tokyo offices and also on secondment to the contentious regulatory team at Lloyds Banking Group.

Rob has over 10 years’ experience with a broad range of dispute resolution mechanisms across a wide range of sectors (including TMT, pharmaceutical, energy and natural resources) with a particular emphasis on international arbitration (under the auspices of the JCAA, SIAC and LCIA or ad-hoc).


Robert Javin-Fisher
Robert Javin-Fisher Partners
Humphries Kerstetter
Daniel Ryan
Managing Director, Head of London Office
BRG

Daniel Ryan is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group, where he leads the London office. Mr Ryan has over 25 years’ experience in quantifying damages arising out of claims in contract, or tort, and in valuing businesses and shares in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is also highly experienced in intellectual property licensing, infringement of intellectual property rights, fiscal valuation and transfer pricing. He is regularly appointed as an expert witness and is experienced in oral testimony. His experience covers matters in the UK High Court, before arbitral tribunals in the UK and internationally, in fiscal courts, and before the Copyright Tribunal.


Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan Managing Director, Head of London Office
BRG
Caroline Miller
Partner
Wedlake Bell

Caroline leads the Private Client Disputes team and her contentious work includes dealing with disputes arising from either a Will or Trust as well as claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“1975 Act claims”), Variation of Trust Applications, and the removal of personal representative applications. Caroline advises Executors, Trustees, beneficiaries and professionals on their duties, obligations and rights with regards to Wills and Trusts. In addition to this, Caroline also advises on a wide range of non-contentious private client matters, including wealth protection, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, as well as applications to the Court of Protection. Caroline acts as both trustee for her trust clients and executor for her deceased clients.


Caroline Miller
Caroline Miller Partner
Wedlake Bell
Suzanne Todd
Partner
Withers

Suzanne Todd
Suzanne Todd Partner
Withers
Susan W. Moore
Partner
Faegre Drinker

Susan W. Moore
Susan W. Moore Partner
Faegre Drinker
Nick Vamos
Partner and Head of Business Crime
Peters & Peters

Nick Vamos
Nick Vamos Partner and Head of Business Crime
Peters & Peters
Jo Mackie
Head of Employment
Slater + Gordon

Jo Mackie
Jo Mackie Head of Employment
Slater + Gordon
Philip Hinks
Barrister
3VB

Philip Hinks
Philip Hinks Barrister
3VB
Charlotte Fraser
Partner
Farrer & Co.

Charlotte Fraser

Charlotte is a partner in Farrer & Co’s Contentious Trusts and Estates team. She acts for executors, settlors, beneficiaries and trustees on a wide range of trust and estate disputes, both onshore and offshore.

Charlotte has extensive experience of complex domestic and multijurisdictional trust disputes involving breach of trust, beneficiary rights of information and jurisdictional issues. Charlotte has particular experience of claims involving fraud and asset tracing and has represented both claimants and defendants in connection with freezing injunctions and disclosure orders. Charlotte frequently advises on succession issues including validity claims, capacity and construction issues as well as claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Charlotte is ranked Band 2 for Private Wealth Disputes in the Chambers High Net Worth directory and as a Next Generation Partner for Contentious Trusts and Probate in the Legal 500 directory. She is also recognised for her Civil Fraud expertise.


Charlotte Fraser
Charlotte Fraser Partner
Farrer & Co.
Lois Horne
Partner
Macfarlanes (UK)

Lois advises financial institutions, corporates and entrepreneurs on a broad range of complex, cross-border commercial matters in High Court and international arbitration, with particular experience in corporate and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, banking litigation and financial crime.

Lois has broad experience in acting for corporates, or individuals with corporate interests, across a range of sectors, including private equity, financial services, aviation, energy, retail, beverages and commodities.

Lois' High Court and arbitration experience includes complex post-deal warranty and indemnity disputes, claims for fraudulent misrepresentation, valuation issues, shareholder rights and unfair prejudice claims, banking disputes concerning complex financial products and breach of commercial agreement claims. She also advises on directors' duties and employment issues with respect to senior officers, team moves and breaches of confidence. As well as advising on the resolution of disputes, Lois advises on the prevention of and investigation into financial crime, including bribery and fraud.


Lois Horne
Lois Horne Partner
Macfarlanes (UK)
Rebecca Copcutt
Partner
Paul Hastings

Rebecca Copcutt is a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defence practice at Paul Hastings LLP.  Ms Copcutt represents corporates, investment banks and individuals in investigations brought by UK and international agencies.  Her practice focuses matters involving alleged market misconduct, money laundering, tax evasion, criminal cartel behaviour, bribery and corruption.  Ms Copcutt has particular insight into financial crime investigations and enforcement with a cross-Atlantic dimension, including cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, FCA, HMRC, the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC and OCC.


Rebecca Copcutt
Rebecca Copcutt Partner
Paul Hastings

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