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Practice Summary

Maximilian Schlote undertakes a broad range of commercial work. As well as appearing unled in the County Court and the High Court, Max has experience of being led in high-value litigation at all levels. 

Prior to transferring to the bar in 2012, Max worked for two years at Slaughter and May. 

Since then, he has appeared, for example: for Littlewoods (most recently before the Court of Appeal) in its £1.2bn claim in restitution in respect of compound interest on overpaid VAT in Littlewoods Limited & Ors v HMRC [2015] EWCA Civ 515; for Credit Suisse before the Privy Council in Credit Suisse London Nominees Ltd & Anr v Fairfield Sentry Ltd (In Liq) [2014] UKPC 9; for the buyers of a vintage Ferrari in Copley Motorcars Corporation & Anr v Bonhams 1793 Limited & Ors in multi-party proceedings in the Commercial Court involving, inter alia, claims of fraud and misrepresentation; for the defendant in substantial claims in the Commercial Court between the Russian parties to a trust deed relating to the sale of shares in a Russian bank in Kolyada v Yurov; for the claimant in the arbitration award enforcement proceedings in the Commercial Court in Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Arsanovia Ltd & Ors; and for the claimant in Sabre v Standard Bank, a £50 million claim in the Commercial Court relating to the banking of an oil and gas project.

Until recently, Max acted for the claimant financial institutions in the £4bn RBS Rights Issue Litigation the Chancery Division.

Max is fluent in German.