Our London office specialises in English litigation. We represent clients in the London Commercial Court, Companies Court and the Central London County Court. We also deal with civil appeals of all levels (High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court).
We deal with commercial disputes from start to finish. We obtain pre-action interim measures in support of English and foreign proceedings (worldwide freezing orders, injunctions restraining disposition of commodity cargoes, positive injunctions requiring delivery up of contractual cargoes). We have substantial experience in all kinds of applications within pending proceedings (disclosure, security for costs, unless orders, summary judgments, default judgments and others). We represent clients in enforcement proceedings (post-judgment freezing orders, orders to attend Court for questioning about assets, receivership orders, winding-up proceedings). We have on multiple occasions either obtain committal orders (i.e. prison sentences) against directors of defendant companies who breached English Court orders, or made them personally liable for their companies’ debts by means of insolvency proceedings.
Our English Court work resulted in a number of reported precedents, specifically in the areas of freezing orders, summary judgments, jurisdiction over foreign defendants, personal liability of foreign directors for asset stripping.
Our London team speak English, Ukrainian, Korean and Russian.