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Practice Summary

Stephanie has a broad commercial practice, including litigation and international arbitration. Stephanie has experience acting in a range of complex, high value cases including in the areas of banking and financial services, civil fraud, and professional negligence, amongst others. Stephanie has appeared led and unled in the High Court, as well as conducting hearings in the County Court.

Recent and notable instructions include:

  • DuPont Pension Trust v Yuksel Insaat AS
    Appearing (led by Jamie Goldsmith) for the claimants in an ongoing deceit claim in the Commercial Court brought by international investors against a Turkish construction company and its directors in connection with failed financial restructuring.
  • AssetCo plc v. Grant Thornton LLP UK LLP [2019] EWHC 150 (Comm); [2019] EWHC 191 (Comm), [2019] EWHC 592 (Comm)
    Appeared (led by David Wolfson QC and Simon Colton QC) for the defendant in an audit negligence claim in the Commercial Court. The claims gave rise to questions of: duties owed by auditors, the 'loss of a chance' doctrine, intervening acts and the 'very thing' principle, and issues of contributory fault.  The appeal in the Court of Appeal will be heard in January 2020.
  • JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank & Anr v. Pugachev & Ors: For the Defendant in 2-day Chancery Division proceedings concerned with consequential issues arising from earlier proceedings ([2017] EWHC 2426 (Ch), Birss J), dealing with applications for adjournment, set aside and relief from sanctions.
  • VR Partners v Exotix v CVI [2017] EWHC 2620 (Comm):  For the Third Party investment fund in an 8-day Commercial Court trial concerning the construction of a back-to-back trade of valuable Ukrainian loan interests and entitlement to unwind said trade.
  • Monk v Largo Foods [2016] EWHC 1837 (Comm): For the Defendant in a 5-day Commercial Court trial.  The claim concerned the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, and issues of contractual construction.
  • Winkler v. Shamoon [2016] EWHC 217 (Ch): For the Claimant in a 4-day jurisdiction challenge in the Chancery Division.  The claim concerned a dispute as to the ownership of shares, which gave rise to issues of jurisdiction and governing law, proprietary estoppel, constructive trusts, Israeli law and BVI law.
  • ICC Proceedings: For the Claimant in professional negligence proceedings brought against an investment manager, in the context of investments in complex structured financial products.
  • Swissmarine Corp Ltd v OW Supply & Trading [2015] EWHC 1571 (Comm): For the Respondents successfully resisting an anti-suit injunction.