Partnership Disputes

Enyo Law is regularly instructed to resolve complex partnership disputes across a broad range of industries. We give robust, commercial advice in line with a dispute resolution strategy developed to meet the particular client’s desired outcome.  

Recent examples of our work include:
  • Rubicon Fund Management LLP & Ors v Timothy Attias & Ors. We acted for the Rubicon hedge fund in bringing its $100million claim against former partners for breach of covenants, fraud, misuse of confidential information and conspiracy. The claims were settled on favourable terms which included a substantial payment by the Defendants and a statement containing an apology read out in open court.
  • Berezovsky v The Interim Administrators of the Estate of Arkadi Patarkatsishvili & Ors (Chancery Division). We acted in a number of separate actions exceeding $1billion in total in relation to the existence and extent of a joint venture/oral partnership agreement between two Russian oligarchs. The primary legal issues were breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, asset valuation, asset-tracing and privilege. We also dealt with jurisdiction disputes, large-scale disclosure, freezing orders and search and seizure orders.
  • Shyamali Mukerjee & Anor v Aditya Sen & Anor [2013] EWHC 3266, [2013] EWHC 1997, [2012] EWCA 1895, [2012] EWHC 1678. We acted in a partnership dispute involving a valuable portfolio of properties in London. The proceedings involved obtaining an interim payment, successfully resisting a challenge in the Court of Appeal and, after a 10-day trial in the High Court (Chancery Division), succeeded in respect of (a) the underlying arrangements governing the holding of the properties (b) resisting numerous counterclaims and (c) obtaining a declaration for the dissolution of the partnership and distribution of the assets. In light of findings of dishonesty against the managing partner, the Claimants successfully obtained an order for the appointment of joint receivers to dissolve the partnership.
  • Joseph Ackerman v Naomi Ackerman & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 768. We acted for the Claimant in a dispute arising out of the division of partnership assets following a failed expert determination. The High Court proceedings were ordered to take place on an expedited basis and involved multiple interim applications including for injunctive and security for costs relief. The Claimant successfully obtained permission to appeal before the proceedings were settled on confidential terms.

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