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Patrick Harty joins One Essex Court

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Patrick Harty has joined Chambers. Patrick has a formidable reputation at both the Commercial and Chancery Bars, particularly in relation to company law and contentious insolvency work, civil fraud and shareholder disputes, and corporate restructuring matters.  Patrick also has a significant profile in offshore disputes work and in international arbitration, where his corporate law expertise is particularly valued.

Patrick has been involved in some of the largest civil fraud claims in recent years including the $2 billion LIA v Societe Generale litigation, involving allegations of bribery and undue influence, and the JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelnniy Bank v Pugachev litigation on applications for £1.17 billion freezing orders.  Patrick also acts and advises in relation to high profile board disputes and restructurings, including in the Petropavlovsk plc litigation, a board dispute relating to the $1.4bn UK listed Russian gold mining company, and in relation to the Arcadia (Topshop/Topman) and Regis (Supercuts) CVAs.

Lord Grabiner said "Patrick is an exceptional lawyer and his expertise, particularly in relation to company law and corporate matters, provides commercial clients with a valuable advantage when negotiating complex transactions or participating in business disputes.  We are delighted to have attracted someone of Patrick’s obvious quality."