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Practice Summary

James Fox undertakes a broad range of commercial work in line with Chambers’ practice areas. As well as acting as junior counsel in Commercial Court and Chancery Division proceedings, he has appeared as sole counsel in both the High Court and County Court. 

Recent instructions include:

Autonomy v Lynch and Hussain
Acting (with Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Patrick Goodall QC, Conall Patton and others) for Autonomy and others in fraud claims worth $ 5 billion in relation to the acquisition of Autonomy by the HP group. 

FM Capital Partners v Marino and Ors (freezing injunction) [2018] EWHC 2612 (Comm); [2018] EWHC 2889 (Comm)
Acting (with Laurence Emmett) in relation to a post-judgment freezing injunction.

FM Capital Partners v Marino and Ors [2018] EWHC 1768 (Comm); [2018] EWHC 2905 (Comm)
Acting (with Laurence Emmett) for the third defendant in a claim for dishonest assistance, conspiracy, knowing receipt and bribery in relation to structured products.

SIAC arbitration (Singapore seat)
Acted (with Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Nick Sloboda and others) for an oil and gas company in a claim for $5.5bn for alleged fraud and breach of warranty under a SPA.

AFELMA v Actis SA [2017] EWHC 738 (QB)
Acted (as sole counsel) for a Spanish trading body, seeking the production of a document from a non-party in the United Kingdom under EU Regulation 1206/2001.

McGraw-Hill International v Deutsche Apotheker & Ors 
Acted for the investors (with Daniel Toledano QC, Jamie Goldsmith, Sharif Shivji and others) in a Commercial Court claim against a rating agency and a bank for alleged negligence and negligent and fraudulent misrepresentations arising from the sale of Constant Proportion Debt Obligations. The damages claimed exceeded €130m.