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Practice Summary

Oscar is developing a broad commercial practice. He has experience of complex and high-value litigation across a wide range of Chambers’ practice areas in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and international arbitration as well as appearing as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court.

Recent instructions include:

Libyan Investment Authority v Société Générale & Ors
Acting as part of the counsel team for the Fifth Defendant in claims brought by the LIA to set aside $1.5bn of structured investments with SocGen on the basis that they formed part of a corrupt scheme involving alleged bribery of Libyan officials.

Galasys plc v WOI & Ors
Acting (along with Malcolm Davis-White QC and Tamara Kagan) for the claimant company in expedited proceedings in Jersey concerning corporate governance issues with related proceedings ongoing in the Commercial Court.

Ingenious Games LLP and others v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 0521 (TC)
Acting for HMRC (led by Malcolm Gammie CBE QC) in major litigation in the Tax Tribunals concerning film and games financing schemes. The tax at stake is c£1bn.

Dutton v Minards [2015] EWCA Civ 984
Acted for the Appellants (led by Edmund Nourse QC) in the Court of Appeal in an appeal against a costs award centring on the validity of a purported Part 36 offer.