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Practice Summary

Alyssa has a broad commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile. She has worked on a variety of commercial disputes in areas such as civil fraud, banking, energy, shareholder disputes and jurisdiction challenges. Alyssa has acted in a number of complex cases as part of a larger team, as well as advising and appearing in smaller cases as sole counsel in the County Courts.

From October 2018 to March 2019, Alyssa spent five months as a Judicial Assistant in the Commercial Court, where she worked on cases such as Marme Inversiones 2007 SL v Natwest Markets Plc [2019] EWHC 366 (Comm) (Picken J), Tugushev v Orlov [2019] EWHC 645 (Comm) (Carr J) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited v ING Bank N.V. [2019] EWHC 676 (Comm) (Moulder J).

Current instructions include:

  • Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation v (1) Dechert LLP (2) Neil Gerrard (2017, Commercial Court)
    Acting for ENRC (with Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Anna Boase QC and James MacDonald) in a high value, high profile professional negligence claim brought in the Commercial Court by a mining company against its former solicitors in connection with an internal bribery and corruption investigation.
  • Agate Assets & Ors v Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild & Ors (2015, Commercial Court)
    Acting for the Claimants (with Sonia Tolaney QC and Adam Rushworth) in a claim for declaratory relief arising out of a transaction involving the sale of a structured note ultimately acquired by a UCITS fund and defending against counterclaims for over US$30m brought in unlawful means conspiracy, deceit, dishonest assistance and negligence.
  • ABT Auto Investments Ltd v (1) Aapico Investments Pte Ltd (2) Aapico Hitech Public Company Ltd (3) Sakthi Global Auto Holdings Ltd (2020, Commercial Court)
    Acting for the Claimants (with Anna Boase QC) in a claim for relief concerning the appropriation of shares under a share charge agreement.

Recent instructions include:

  • Minera Las Bambas SA v Glencore Queensland Ltd (2018, Commercial Court)
    Acted for Glencore (with Jamie Goldsmith QC) in a dispute brought under a contractual indemnity in a share purchase agreement, concerning payments of US$45m made to the Peruvian tax authority. Interlocutory issues raised included the stay of proceedings due to ongoing proceedings in Peru ([2020] EWHC 108 (Comm)) and waiver of privilege ([2020] EWHC 1358 (Comm)).  
  • Minera Las Bambas SA v Glencore Queensland Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 972
    Acted for Glencore (with Conall Patton) in the Court of Appeal. The appeal raised issues of the correct interpretation of certain tax indemnities and warranties contained in a contract for the purchase of shares in a company owning a large copper mining project in Peru.