Chambers UK 2019
The types of issues that have arisen in relation to these assets include shareholder disputes amongst JV partners, general contractual disputes including Trading Agreements and other offtake agreements, financial disputes with investors and banks, claims connected with fraud and bribery, claims connected with the collapse of deals where one party reneges on execution, expropriation of assets and other aspects of Bilateral Investment Treaties and EU Sanctions issues. In addition to local law aspects we are also highly experienced in dealing with the offshore elements connected with the disputes and have extensive experience in managing disputes in jurisdictions such as the BVI and Cayman Islands.
Our lawyers are highly experienced in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Ioannis Alexopoulos is recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for his litigation expertise and is described as having “great experience, clear thinking and iron logic”. His key industry sectors are infrastructure projects and disputes, including telecoms and IT projects, oil and gas disputes, natural resources and mining, shipping and international trade, including disputes in these sectors involving financing or business breakups and Joint Venture disputes and other ‘business divorces’. Ioannis’ practice is split between litigation and international arbitration. Ioannis is also recognised as both a Foreign Expert for Greece and Expert Based Abroad in the UK for Greece in Chambers Global.
Simon Bushell has significant experience both working with global state-owned entities and in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sector. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in high stakes commercial litigation. Chambers UK have described Simon as “a truly exceptional lawyer” and “a go-to lawyer when the stakes are exceptionally high” because “his judgement is crystal clear”. Simon has been consistently ranked in Bands 1 and 2 for his civil fraud expertise in Chambers UK over many years, and is regarded as a ‘Leading Individual’ by The Legal 500 UK 2019 his work in this practice.
Josh Wong acts for a broad range of clients, focusing particularly on Chinese-based organisations, utilising his in-depth knowledge and experience of practicing in both China and Hong Kong. He is regarded as both an Expert Based Abroad in the UK and a Foreign Expert for China in Chambers Global. Chambers and Partners note that Josh is an “absolute international expert” with “notable expertise in the Chinese and Russian market”. Josh is also recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for his civil fraud and litigation expertise.
Daniel Spendlove’s practice covers a range of industry sectors including financial markets, investment funds, mining, oil and gas and insurance/reinsurance. Daniel is regarded as a ‘Recommended Lawyer ’ in The Legal 500 UK 2019 and he is described as “very smart, client focused and details-oriented” and “immerses himself in clients’ cases and takes a hands-on approach which reaps dividends”.
Natalia Chumak’s experience spans across many industry sectors including oil and gas, water, aluminium, metallurgical, electricity/infrastructure, argotrading and construction. She is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for her litigation and international arbitration expertise, and is commended for having “extraordinary, high-quality analytical skills”. Chambers Global 2018 recognises Natalia as a Dispute Resolution Foreign Expert for Russia, and notes that she is a “very bright, robust and shrewd tactician who fights her client’s corner and goes the extra mile.”
Energy and Infrastructure Disputes Team
“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”
Chambers UK 2019
Ioannis is recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2019 as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for his international arbitration, banking litigation and commercial litigation expertise, and is noted as a “highly rated litigator”. Ioannis has also been ranked in Chambers Global as a ‘Foreign Expert Based in UK’ and a ‘Foreign Expert for Greece’ for his dispute resolution expertise and is commended for his ability to “see right to the heart of sprawling banking disputes.”
Simon is regarded as a ‘Leading Individual’ in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for his civil fraud and commercial litigation expertise, and is recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for his banking litigation work. The Legal 500 notes Simon is “an excellent litigator, constantly striving for ways to improve a case or undermine his opponents”. Chambers UK describes him as a “truly exceptional lawyer” and he has also been ranked as a Foreign Expert for his Russian dispute resolution work in Chambers Global. Recognised for being “very clear-sighted and capable of identifying clear strategies for his clients to pursue”, Simon has been consistently ranked in Bands 1 and 2 for his civil fraud expertise in Chambers UK over many years.
Natalia is ranked in the Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK Guides for her International Arbitration expertise. She has previously been praised by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK for her “fantastic experience and responsiveness”, for being an “extremely good tactical mind”, a “steely litigator with excellent litigation instincts” and she has been praised for her ability to “remain incredibly calm under pressure”.
Daniel is highly ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2019 Guide for his expertise in banking litigation, commercial litigation and professional negligence. The Guide describes him as “very smart, client focused and details-oriented” and a “highly rated litigator”. He receives praise for being “a strategic thinker” who “brings real energy to cases”.
Josh is recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for his civil fraud, banking litigation, commercial litigation and international arbitration expertise, and is ranked in Chambers Global as a ‘Foreign Expert Based in UK’ for his Chinese dispute resolution, arbitration expertise, and as a ‘Foreign Expert for China’ for UK dispute resolution.
Energy and Infrastructure Disputes Experience
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