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Nehali Shah has extensive experience of complex and high-value commercial litigation and international arbitration, both led and unled. She has appeared at all levels in the English Courts (including the Supreme Court and a number of appearances in the Court of Appeal), and in a variety of other Tribunals, both arbitral (e.g. LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, KLRCA and LMAA) and regulatory (e.g. the RDC), and in expert determination. Nehali’s core practice areas include banking, financial services and restructuring, energy, civil fraud, and jurisdiction.  Nehali accepts appointments as an arbitrator and is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel of Counsel.  

Nehali has been recognised in The Lawyer’s Hot 100, noting that she is ‘FTSE companies’ most coveted adviserShe has been instructed more in the past two years by the top 100 UK companies than any other junior.’  Nehali is recommended in Who's Who Legal Litigation as a Future Leader. In 2016, Nehali was named as one of Legal Week's 'Stars at the Bar', profiling ten of the most promising barristers of 10 years and under.  The article notes that Nehali is a barrister with ‘not just potential, but also of increasing prominence.’  She has been described as ‘bright, personable, and capable.’  One leader says ‘I would not be surprised if one day she were to emerge as a Supreme Court Justice – she’s that good’.  Nehali won International Arbitration Junior of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019, and was also nominated for Banking Junior of the year in 2019 and Commercial Litigation Junior of the Year in 2018.

Nehali is recommended in 

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Banking & Finance) "Super smart, very easy to work with and someone who immediately makes a difference in a case." "She is very clever and lovely to work with, and she can turn things around very quickly."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Energy & Natural Resources) "She is absolutely fantastic."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Arbitration) "Always completely on top of the law and the detail, incredibly hard-working, and her written work is fantastic."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "She's very hard-working, hugely intelligent and a team player - a star of the future."

Legal 500 2019 (Banking & Finance) "Extremely efficient and very thorough"

Legal 500 2019 (Commercial Litigation) "Has ability beyond her year of call and is all over the details of the case."

Legal 500 2019 (Energy) "Exceptionally diligent and committed, she can cut through the knottiest of legal and technical issues."

Legal 500 2018 (Banking & Finance) "Came to every call with all the points and ready to make a real contribution."

Legal 500 2018 (Commercial Litigation) "Thorough, hardworking and completely dependable; an excellent junior and first-rate lawyer."

Legal 500 2018 (Energy) "A first-rate junior."

Chambers & Partners 2019 (Banking & Finance) "Excellent; she assimilates material in no time at all." "Very commercial and great with clients."

Chambers & Partners 2019 (Energy & Natural Resources) "Phenomenally hard-working and quick to get to grips with complex background facts and issues of foreign law." "She shows superb attention to detail and is wonderfully proactive."

Chambers & Partners 2019 (Arbitration) "Extremely hard-working. She consistently exercises good judgement." "She has superb attention to detail and is wonderfully proactive."

Chambers & Partners 2019 (Commercial Litigation) "Nehali's extremely hard-working and responsive, and she consistently exercises good judgement." "She goes above and beyond, has a high level of technical ability, and is someone whose commitment really stands out."

Chambers & Partners 2018 (Banking & Finance) "Nehali is particularly responsive and always up to speed on the details of a matter." "She is phenomenally bright, great at the law and can retain and analyse facts impressively quickly."

Chambers & Partners 2018 (Commercial Litigation) "She remembers it all, she's incredibly responsive and hard-working, and she's all over the legal issues in terms of the boundaries of the law."

Chambers & Partners 2018 (Arbitration) “Hugely clever.”  “Very impressive.”

Legal 500 2017 (Banking & Finance)A 21st century barrister, who is very bright and inspires confidence.”

Legal 500 2017 (Commercial Litigation)Her intelligence and ability is clear to see, and she is friendly and easy to deal with.”

Legal 500 2017 (Energy) A real champion of the cause.”

Chambers & Partners 2017 (Banking & Finance): “has forged a growing reputation across a number of related fields for being a highly intelligent and hard working practitioner.  She has particularly pronounced experience with regard to noteholder, private equity and restructuring cases.”  “She is brilliant – both technically very strong and someone with the ability to master complex issues and materials quickly. She also has the most elegant manner when working with us." "Nehali is a highly capable junior. She is very bright, has an eye for detail and is a strong team player."

Chambers & Partners 2017 (Commercial Litigation): “Really hands-on and committed to all aspects of the case.” "She is phenomenally bright and has a very good manner with clients."

Chambers & Partners 2017 (Arbitration) “assists in high-stakes international arbitrations under the rules of institutions such as the LCIA, LMAA, ICC and SIAC, as well as enforcement proceedings ancillary to such arbitrations.”  “Very response, very smart and just a pleasure to work with.”

Recent cases include:

·         Rihan v EY Global Ltd & Ors (2020): Appearing (with Daniel Toledano QC and Josh Crow) for EY in a 3-week trial of a negligence and conspiracy claim brought by a former partner, relating to a reasonable assurance engagement in relation to a gold refiner in Dubai.

·        Filatona Trading Ltd & Deripaska v Navigator Equities Ltd & Chernukhin [2020] EWCA Civ 109: Appearing (with Justin Fenwick QC) for the Deripaska parties in the Court of Appeal, on an appeal from a s.67 challenge, in relation to the proper interpretation of a joint venture agreement and, in particular, whether it excluded the intervention of an unnamed principal.

·         SCOR SE v Barclays [2020] EWHC 133 (Comm): Appearing (with Sonia Tolaney QC) for Barclays in an application for a stay of proceedings for breach of confidence under Article 30 of the Recast Regulation, on the basis of related proceedings in France.

·         Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd v Nordsee Offshore MEG I GmbH [2019] EWHC 1655 (Comm): Appearing for Macquarie in a Commercial Court trial, obtaining judgment for payment of fees of some £15m under a financial advisory agreement in connection with an offshore windfarm in the German North Sea.

·         Hardy Exploration and Production (India) Inc v Government of India [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 331: Appearing for the Government of India in proceedings relating to the enforcement of an arbitral award, including an application for a third party debt order.

·         Midtown Acquisitions LP v Essar Global Fund Limited [2017] 1 WLR 3083: Appearing in the Commercial Court in a claim to enforce a New York judgment at common law.  Successfully defending a jurisdiction challenge to the claim (including consideration of whether the judgment was final and conclusive on the merits), and obtaining summary judgment.  First reported English decision on the question whether a judgment by confession based on a cognovit clause can be enforced as a judgment in English law.

·         Lehman Waterfall I [2017] UKSC 38; [2016] Ch 50; [2014] 3 WLR 466 : Appearing for LBL in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and Chancery Division in the Waterfall I proceedings, which raise a series of novel questions of insolvency law, including the liability of shareholders of an unlimited company, statutory interest, the ranking of claims in the administrations, and foreign currency claims.

·         Canary Wharf Finance II plc v. Deutsche Trustee Company Limited [2016] EWHC 100 (Comm): Appearing in a Part 8 trial regarding whether the holders of the Class A1 Notes issued as part of the Canary Wharf securitisation are entitled to a £168m Spens Payment following early redemption of the notes.

·         Cruz City v Unitech [2013] 2 All ER (Comm) 1137; [2013] EWCA Civ 1512; [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 336; [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 305: Acting for Cruz City in ongoing proceedings in aid of enforcement of US$350m LCIA arbitration awards, obtaining a range of relief including disclosure of assets, worldwide freezing orders, and receivership orders

EXAMPLES OF RECENT CASES

  • Commercial Litigation

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    “Really hands-on and committed to all aspects of the case.” "She is phenomenally bright and has a very good manner with clients."  Chambers & Partners 2017 (Commercial Litigation)

    “Seems to retain information on complex, long-running litigation like no other junior.” Legal 500 2016 (Commercial Litigation)

    • Rihan v EY Global Ltd & Ors (2020)
      Appearing (with Daniel Toledano QC and Josh Crow) for EY in a 3-week trial of a negligence and conspiracy claim brought by a former partner, relating to a reasonable assurance engagement in relation to a gold refiner in Dubai.
    • Filatona Trading Ltd & Deripaska v Navigator Equities Ltd & Chernukhin [2020] EWCA Civ 109
      Appearing (with Justin Fenwick QC) for the Deripaska parties in the Court of Appeal, on an appeal from a s.67 challenge, in relation to the proper interpretation of a joint venture agreement and, in particular, whether it excluded the intervention of an unnamed principal.
    • Barclays Private Trust Limited v. Ernst & Young LLP [2016] EWHC 869 (Comm)
      Appearing for EY (with Daniel Toledano QC) in a 4-week trial of a professional negligence claim arising out of financial due diligence in respect of the acquisition of the Esporta health and leisure business.
    • Terra Firma v. Citibank
      For Terra Firma (with Lord Grabiner QC and David Wolfson QC) in $2bn claim against Citibank arising out of its acquisition of EMI in 2007.
    • Starbev GP Ltd v. Interbrew Central European Holding BV [2014] EWHC 1311 ([2016] EWCA Civ 449)
      Appearing in the Court of Appeal and the Commercial Court in relation to a dispute between the private equity sponsored limited partnership and the world’s largest brewer, arising out of the $3.5bn sale of a Central and Eastern European brewing business, regarding the proper interpretation of an earn-out agreement. 
    • Phoenix Life Assurance v. FSA [2013] EWHC 60
      For Phoenix (with Lord Grabiner QC), in expedited Commercial Court proceedings concerning the proper interpretation of a with-profits policy. 
    • Berezovsky v. Abramovich [2012] EWHC 2463 (Comm)
      For Berezovsky (with Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Richard Gillis QC and others) in perhapsthe flagship Russian-related litigation before the London Courts; culminating in a 3-month Commercial Court trial claiming damages in excess of $4 billion for intimidation and breach of trust. The dispute also included a raft of associated issues and interlocutory skirmishes (e.g. [2011] EWHC 1143).
    • Haviland v. Sky In-Home Services Ltd (QB)For Sky (with Michael Fealy) in 4-day QBD trial proceedings concerning a significant loss of commercial property.
    • BDW Trading v Fitzpatrick [2015] EWHC 2490
      Appearing (with Daniel Toledano QC) in a secret profits/bribes claim, including obtaining related freezing/disclosure orders.
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insolvency / Restructuring

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    Nehali Shah has significant experience in the areas of banking and financial services.  She has a particular interest in derivatives, and has advised on a wide range of issues relating to ISDA transactions, such as termination rights, set-off, agency, and the effect of Indian exchange control legislation.  She has also acted in a number of restructurings.  Nehali has experience in regulatory matters, and has recently appeared (with Lord Grabiner QC and Camilla Bingham) in proceedings before the Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) of the FSA.

    “Has forged a growing reputation across a number of related fields for being a highly intelligent and hard working practitioner.  She has particularly pronounced experience with regard to noteholder, private equity and restructuring cases.”  “She is brilliant – both technically very strong and someone with the ability to master complex issues and materials quickly. She also has the most elegant manner when working with us." "Nehali is a highly capable junior. She is very bright, has an eye for detail and is a strong team player." Chambers & Partners 2017 (Banking & Finance)

    “She picks up things very quickly and is great to work with; she has a bright future at the Bar.” Legal 500 2016 (Banking & Finance)

    • SCOR SE v Barclays [2020] EWHC 133 (Comm)
      Appearing (with Sonia Tolaney QC) for Barclays in an application for a stay of proceedings for breach of confidence under Article 30 of the Recast Regulation, on the basis of related proceedings in France.
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Company v Barclays (& Ors)
      Acting (with Sonia Tolaney QC) for Deutsche Bank in the Commercial Court claim brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation against a number of LIBOR panel banks in relation to alleged LIBOR misconduct.”
    • Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd v Nordsee Offshore MEGI GMbH [2019] EWHC 1655 (Comm)
      Appearing for Macquarie in a Commercial Court trial, obtaining judgment for payment of fees of some £15m under a financial advisory agreement in connection with an offshore windfarm in the German North Sea.
    • Re Prudential Assurance Company Ltd [2019] EWHC 2245
      Appearing for the PRA in a Part VII transfer application.
    • FBN Bank (UK) Ltd v Mansell Ghana Ltd (2019, Commercial Court) [2019] EWHC 2833 (Comm)
      Obtaining summary judgment for a claim worth in excess of US$7m under a facility agreement.
    • Acting as sole counsel for a defendant investment bank in a Commercial Court claim for an introduction fee.
    • Autoridad del Canal de Panama v Sacyr & Ors [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep 351
      Appearing (with Rhodri Davies QC) in the Commercial Court for the First Defendant contractor resisting a summary judgment application as to whether certain advance payment guarantees were unconditional demand bonds.
    • Midtown Acquisitions LP v Essar Global Fund Limited [2017] 1 WLR 3083
      Appearing in the Commercial Court in a claim to enforce a New York judgment at common law.  Successfully defending a jurisdiction challenge to the claim (including consideration of whether the judgment was final and conclusive on the merits), and obtaining summary judgment.  First reported English decision on the question whether a judgment by confession based on a cognovit clause can be enforced as a judgment in English law.
    • Lehman Waterfall I [2017] UKSC 38; [2016] Ch 50; [2014] 3 WLR 466
      Appearing for LBL in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and Chancery Division in the Waterfall I proceedings, which raise a series of novel questions of insolvency law, including the liability of shareholders of an unlimited company, statutory interest, the ranking of claims in the administrations, and foreign currency claims.
    • Phoenix Life Assurance v. FSA [2013] EWHC 60
      For Phoenix (with Lord Grabiner QC), in expedited Commercial Court proceedings concerning the proper interpretation of a with-profits policy.
    • Friends Life and Prudential [2014] EWHC 4770 (Ch)
      Appearing for the PRA in a Part VII transfer hearings in the Companies Court.
    • Goldman Sachs International v. Natixis (Comm)
      For Goldman Sachs, with Lord Grabiner QC, in Commercial Court proceedings concerning the validity of a termination notice in respect of 3 credit default swaps subject to an ISDA Master Agreement. The case settled on the first day of trial.
    • Global Wind Power Source Ltd v. Ronsenback & Ors (Comm)
      For GWPS (as sole counsel) in Commercial Court proceedings to enforce security interests under a loan (including advising on service out of jurisdiction).
    • Canary Wharf Finance II plc v. Deutsche Trustee Company Limited [2016] EWHC 100 (Comm):
      Appearing (with David Wolfson QC) in a Part 8 Commercial Court trial regarding whether the holders of the Class A1 Notes issued as part of the Canary Wharf securitisation are entitled to a £168m Spens Payment following early redemption of the notes.
    • Advising on a number of restructurings
    • In the Matter of Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd
      For GRHL (with Neil Kitchener QC), obtaining urgent and novel relief dismissing a petition to wind up the company.
    • Barclays Bank v Unicredit
      Acting for the largest Italian investment bank against Barclays in a dispute before the Commercial Court regarding the Italian bank’s entitlement to be indemnified by Barclays in respect of tax liabilities incurred pursuant to a complex structured finance transaction. Settled on the first day of trial.
    • Re Excess Insurance Co Ltd [2015] EWHC 3572
      Appearing for objecting policyholders in an application for the sanction of a Part VII insurance business transfer scheme.
  • Energy and Natural Resources

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    Nehali Shah has acted in a number of energy disputes for a number of majors, including (but not limited to) Total, BP, E.On, British Gas.  She regularly advises on oil & gas sale, supply, transportation, processing and operating agreements in the UK and abroad, including on issues relating to force majeure, termination, quality and price determinations.

    • BG v Talisman & ors [2015] EWHC 110 (Comm) 
      Appearing with John McCaughran QC for BG in proceedings relating to the proper interpretation of a North Sea TPOSA and amounts payable under it.
    • Expert Determination
      Acting (with Sa’ad Hossain QC) in an expert determination concerning adjustments to the price of electricity under a PPA as a result of the removal of the exemption from the Climate Change levy for taxable commodities used to generate electricity.
    • Advising major (with Lord Grabiner QC), as to force majeure and default gas provisions in gas supply agreements.
    • Advising major (with Laurence Rabinowitz QC), as to force majeure and termination rights under transportation and processing agreement.
    • LCIA Proceedings
      For Claimant company (with Ian Glick QC, Michael Fealy and Clare Reffin) in a US$20m dispute for damages arising out of an off-shore drilling contract.
    • ICC Proceedings
      For Respondent BVI company, defending declaratory proceedings that multi-million pound success fees were not due under a consultancy agreement relating to exploration off the coast of Libya.
    • LCIA Proceedings
      Appearing (with David Wolfson QC) in a $60m dispute relating to an FOB contract for coking coal.
    • For Scottish Power as an interested party to Administrative Court Judicial Review and Injunction proceedings arising in the context of pre-payment meter installation and deemed contracts under the Electricity and Gas Acts. 
    • For Scottish Power in successful proceedings for summary judgment in relation to charges unpaid by a business under an Electricity Act deemed contract.
    • For British Gas in a claim for moneys owing under a deemed contract under the Gas Act 1986 for supply to commercial premises.
    • Secretary to Peter Leaver QC as Chairman of the Tribunal in an LCIA arbitration concerning a right of pre-emption under a joint operating agreement relating to an oil mining lease.
  • Arbitration

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    Nehali Shah has acted in LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, KLRCA and LMAA arbitrations, with a particular focus on energy and commodities related work.  In Sulamerica & Ors v. Enesa & Ors [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 275; [2012] 1 Lloyd's Rep 671, she has also experience of anti-suit proceedings in the context of a dispute arising over the correct approach for determining the proper law of an arbitration agreement.

    “Assists in high-stakes international arbitrations under the rules of institutions such as the LCIA, LMAA, ICC and SIAC, as well as enforcement proceedings ancillary to such arbitrations.”  “Very response, very smart and just a pleasure to work with.” Chambers & Partners 2017 (Arbitration)

    • Filatona Trading Ltd & Deripaska v Navigator Equities Ltd & Chernukhin [2020] EWCA Civ 109
      Appearing (with Justin Fenwick QC) for the Deripaska parties in the Court of Appeal, on an appeal from a s.67 challenge, in relation to the proper interpretation of a joint venture agreement and, in particular, whether it excluded the intervention of an unnamed principal.
    • Hardy Exploration and Production (India) Inc v Government of India [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 331
      Appearing for the Government of India in proceedings relating to the enforcement of an arbitral award, including an application for a third party debt order.
    • A v B (2018)
      Acting (with David Wolfson QC) for the defendant foreign government in proceedings relating to the enforcement of an arbitration award worth over £70m, involving a range of applications including for an extension of time to challenge enforcement, for a stay on enforcement, regarding a third party debt order, and challenging enforcement under s.101 of the 1996 Act.
    • Autoridad del Canal de Panama v Sacyr & Ors [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep 351
      Appearing (with Rhodri Davies QC) in applications for stays of proceedings under either s.9 of the Arbitration Act 1996 or under the Court’s inherent jurisdiction.
    • LMAA Arbitration
    • Acting as sole counsel in a demurrage claim for $1.7m. 
    • KLRCA Arbitration
    • Acting in proceedings for challenges to, and enforcement of, an arbitral award worth over £90m.
    • LCIA Proceedings
      For a US chemicals company (with David Wolfson QC) in an arbitration on the Bermuda Form for recovery from liability insurers for property damage and bodily injury claims.
    • Jahnel-Kestermann Getriebewerke GmbH v Suzlon Energy Limited (Comm)
      Appearing (as sole counsel) before Walker J in proceedings in aid of execution of an ICC award.
    • Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Ltd & Ors [2013] 2 All ER (Comm) 1137; [2013] EWCA Civ 1512; [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 336; [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 305
      Appearing (variously, with David Wolfson QC, Neil Kitchener QC, and Alain Choo-Choy QC) in ongoing enforcement proceedings in aid of enforcement of US$350m LCIA arbitration awards, dealing with a range of relief including disclosure of assets, worldwide freezing orders, orders appointing receivers by way of equitable execution, and proceedings seeking Chabra relief and related jurisdictional issues.”
    • Arsanovia Ltd & Ors v. Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings [2013] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 1
      For Cruz City (with David Wolfson QC) in s67 challenges in relation to 2 LCIA awards relating to a joint venture for the development of slum-clearance land known as the 'Santacruz Project' in Mumbai.  Per the decision in Sulamerica, this case also concered the proper law of an arbitration agreement, in addition to a number of questions of Indian arbitration law.
    • LCIA Proceedings 
      Appearing (with David Wolfson QC) in a commodities dispute arising out of a $60m FOB contract for coking coal.
    • LCIA Proceedings 
      For Claimant company (with Ian Glick QC, Michael Fealy and Clare Reffin) in a US$20m dispute for damages arising out of an off-shore drilling contract.
    • ICC Proceedings
      For Respondent BVI company, defending declaratory proceedings that multi-million pound success fees were not due under a consultancy agreement relating to exploration off the coast of Libya.
    • ICC Proceedings
      Assisting Paul Key QC in an arbitration arising out of alleged claims for breach of a Licensing Agreement.
    • Secretary to Peter Leaver QC as Chairman of the Tribunal in an LCIA arbitration concerning a right of pre-emption under a joint operating agreement relating to an oil mining lease.
    • UNCITRAL/LCIA Arbitrations
      Acted as lead counsel in 2 arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules (administered by the LCIA) worth over US$10m regarding unpaid sums under a licensing agreement and a complex sale transaction.”
  • Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws

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    Nehali Shah has a particular interest in the conflict of laws & jurisdiction, and regularly acts and advises in matters raising issues of jurisdiction, proper law and enforcement, including anti-suit injunctions.

    • SCOR SE v Barclays [2020] EWHC 133 (Comm)
      Appearing (with Sonia Tolaney QC) for Barclays in an application for a stay of proceedings for breach of confidence under Article 30 of the Recast Regulation, on the basis of related proceedings in France.
    • Hardy Exploration and Production (India) Inc v Government of India [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 331
      Appearing for the Government of India in proceedings relating to the enforcement of an arbitral award, including an application for a third party debt order.
    • A v B (2018)
      Acting (with David Wolfson QC) for the defendant foreign government in proceedings relating to the enforcement of an arbitration award worth over £70m, involving a range of applications including for an extension of time to challenge enforcement, for a stay on enforcement, regarding a third party debt order, and challenging enforcement under s.101 of the 1996 Act.
    • Autoridad del Canal de Panama v Sacyr & Ors [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep 351
      Appearing (with Rhodri Davies QC) in applications for stays of proceedings under either s.9 of the Arbitration Act 1996 or under the Court’s inherent jurisdiction.
    • Midtown Acquisitions LP v Essar Global Fund Limited [2017] 1 WLR 3083
      Appearing in the Commercial Court in a claim to enforce a New York judgment at common law.  Successfully defending a jurisdiction challenge to the claim (including consideration of whether the judgment was final and conclusive on the merits), and obtaining summary judgment.  First reported English decision on the question whether a judgment by confession based on a cognovit clause can be enforced as a judgment in English law.
    • Thai-Lao Lignite (Thailand) Co Ltd v Laos [2013] EWHC 2466
      Acting in proceedings before Popplewell J concerning a freezing order against Laos. The issues arising included immunity from execution under the State Immunity Act and the effect of the order on the Central Bank.
    • Sulamerica & Ors v. Enesa & Ors [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 275; [2012] 1 Lloyd's Rep 671
      For Brazilian insureds at first instance (with Hilary Heilbron QC) and subsequently before the CA (with David Wolfson QC), under policies insuring their interests in one of the world’s largest hydroelectricity projects in a claim for an anti-suit injunction where the issues involved the proper law of the arbitration agreement, the enforceability of a mediation provision, and the interpretation of a combined jurisdiction/arbitration agreement. The case re-considers the correct approach for determining the proper law of an arbitration agreement.
    • Arsanovia Ltd & Ors v. Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings [2013] 2 All ER (Comm 1)
      For Cruz City (with David Wolfson QC) in s67 challenges in relation to 2 LCIA awards relating to a joint venture for the development of slum-clearance land known as the ‘Santacruz Project’ in Mumbai.  Per the decision in Sulamerica, this case also concerned the issue of the proper law of an arbitration agreement, in addition to a number of questions of Indian arbitration law.
    • Capital Ventures International v. The Republic of Argentina 
      Advised (with John McCaughran QC and Anna Boase) a Cayman incorporated Claimant seeking common law enforcement in England of a New York judgment debt for $100m against the Republic of Argentina.
    • Advised on an application to set aside service out of the jurisdiction on grounds of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of another forum.
    • Advised AIM-listed company in relation to a breach of warranty claim, including as to issues relating to jurisdiction.
    • Advised claimant resisting a jurisdiction challenge to a declaratory claim for non-liability on allegations that were already the subject of parallel proceedings in the US.
    • Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Ltd & Ors [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 305
      Jurisdiction challenge relating to service out of the jurisdiction on Chabra defendants.

Academic Achievements

Scholar and Senior Scholar, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge [2004, 2005, 2006]
C J Hamson Prize for Contract Law, Cambridge University [2005]
3 Verulam Buildings Prize for Equity, Cambridge University [2006]
Herbert Smith Prize for Conflict of Laws, Cambridge University [2006]
William McNair Prize for Law, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge [2005, 2006]
McDermott, Will & Emery Scholarship for study at Harvard Law School [2006]
Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple [2007]
Tapp Scholarship, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge [2007]
William Rose Memorial Prize for Drafting, Inns of Court School of Law [2008]

Other Achievements

Accredited FRU representative (employment) and experience in handling FRU cases 
Represented Harvard Law School at the Wilhelm C. Vis International Arbitration Moot, Vienna [2007]
William McNair Prize for Mooting [2004]
University Instrumental Award (Piano), Cambridge University [2003 - 2006]

Education

[2003 - 2006] Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge: BA (Hons) Law (Double First)
[2006 - 2007] LLM, Harvard Law School 
[2007 - 2008] Inns of Court School of Law: BVC (Very Competent) 
[2007 - 2008] Tutor in Contract Law, Cambridge University and King’s College London, and lecturer in Contract Law at King’s College London