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Practice Summary

Max Schlote undertakes a broad range of commercial work.  His practice covers both litigation and international arbitration.  As well as appearing unled in the County Court and the High Court, Max is often engaged in complex, high value and profile disputes.  He also has appellate experience and has appeared before both the Supreme Court and Privy Council.

Legal 500 2019 have ranked Max as one of the top ten juniors under eight years call describing him as "very, very clever and one to watch".

Examples of Max’s work include (but are not limited to):

  • ICC Arbitration Proceedings – major gas pipeline infrastructure project
  • LCIA Arbitration Proceedings – major energy construction project
  • Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Arsanovia Ltd & Ors – arbitration award enforcement
  • The  RBS Rights Issue Litigation – for the financial institutions
  • Littlewoods Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2017] UKSC 70 – for Littlewoods
  • PCP Capital Partners LLP v Barclays Bank PLC [2017] EWHC 2897 – for Barclays
  • Credit Suisse London Nominees Ltd & Anr v Fairfield Sentry Ltd (In Liq) [2014] UKPC 9; Pearson v Primeo Fund [2017] UKPC 19; and Herald Fund SPC (In Liq) v. Pearson  – all arising from the Madoff Ponzi scheme
  • Dana Gas PJSC v. Dana Gas Sukuk Limited & Ors - validity and enforceability of Islamic financing arrangements
  • Kolyada v Yurov – trust deed between Russian parties for sale of shares in Russian bank
  • Copley Motorcars Corporation & Anr v Bonhams 1793 Ltd & Ors – sale of vintage Ferrari

Max is fluent in German.

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