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Practice Summary

Patricia undertakes a broad range of commercial work, both contentious and advisory. She has substantial experience of complex, high-value litigation and alternative dispute resolution (including domestic and international arbitration and expert determination), particularly in the field of banking and finance. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the High Court as part of a larger team and has also acted as sole counsel in both the High Court and County Courts.

Notable and recent involvements include:

MetLife Seguros de Retiro SA v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association [2015] EWHC 463 (Comm)

For JP Morgan Chase (with David Wolfson QC) before the Commercial Court (10 days), in a claim concerning the sum paid on the redemption of structured CER-linked notes.

M&G Broad European Loan Fund Ltd & Ors v Hayfin Capital Luxco 2 Sarl & Ors

For the claimant ROFR holders (with David Wolfson QC) in proceedings concerning the validity of transfers of shares and subordinated debt under the terms of a Shareholders’ Deed. See the related judgment M&G Broad European Loan Fund Ltd v Hayfin Capital Luxco 2 Sarl [2017] EWHC 1756 (Ch).

LCIA Proceedings

For the Respondent company (with David Wolfson QC), defending claims of bribery and corruption in connection with the acquisition of valuable mining rights in western Africa.

Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees SA v. SFO; Tchenguiz & Anr v. SFO

For the Serious Fraud Office (with Charles Graham QC and Simon Colton), in the highly publicised proceedings before the Commercial Court, defending allegations of malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, trespass, false imprisonment and breaches of the Human Rights Act. The 12-week trial scheduled for October 2014 was ultimately settled.  See the following related judgments concerning Public Interest Immunity and Legal Professional Privilege [2014] EWHC 1102 (Comm) and Security for Costs [2014] EWHC 1103 (Comm).  Currently acting for the Serious Fraud Office (with Simon Colton QC) as respondent to various applications in the related but separate Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton proceedings.