Anjali Manek has experience with high-value and complex commercial litigation, with particular expertise in fraud and asset tracing. Anjali has also acted on a wide range of arbitrations, representing clients in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including ICC, LCIA, LMAA and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
Anjali read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She qualified at Addleshaw Goddard, before moving to Enyo Law in 2010.
Fraud and asset tracing:
- Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in proceedings against Societe Generale and others relating to investments worth over $1.4 billion claimed to have been entered into as a result of corruption and intimidation.
- Acting for KPMG liquidators on a case that involved successful applications for summary judgment against directors for fraudulent misappropriation of assets, an investigation and asset tracing exercise across several jurisdictions including England, Spain, the BVI, Gibraltar and Switzerland, and obtaining a custodial sentence against a director for contempt of court.
- Acting for an African national airline company in its claim against a US aircraft supplier which involved issues of fraud arising out of the US company’s involvement in a Ponzi scheme.
- Acting for a major Swiss bank on a LMAA arbitration claim brought against it by a Greek shipowner arising out of losses due to delay in discharge of cargo in West Africa which involved issues of fraud and the Carriage of Goods at Sea Act 1992.
- Acting on an ICC arbitration brought against a Polish real estate developer in respect of claims for breach of joint venture agreements and misrepresentation.
- Acting on LCIA and ICC arbitrations for a company providing geophysical services in Equatorial Guinea on a US$14 million contractual dispute.
- Acting on an UNCITRAL arbitration for a Polish retailer on a claim for breach of contract to provide consultancy services.
Banking and financial services disputes:
- Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in proceedings worth in excess of $1 billion against Goldman Sachs for undue influence.
- Advising the owners of a London property portfolio in relation to their misselling claims against a major UK bank arising out of swaps transactions entered into during the course of the refinancing of its portfolio.
- Advising the owner of a hotel portfolio in relation to its misselling claims against two major UK banks arising out of swaps transactions.
- Advising an action group made up of over 100 former and current employees of a major investment bank in relation to their potential claims for misrepresentation in relation to a bonus payment scheme offered to them by the bank.
- Acting for a high net worth individual on claims for misrepresentation and negligence in relation to her investments into various hedge funds and other investment funds in liquidation in the Cayman Islands.
- Acting on the high profile reinsurance case, Wasa v Lexington, in which the House of Lords made determinations on the extent of liability of reinsurers to indemnify for losses falling outside the period of cover where insurance and reinsurance were on back to back terms.
- Acting on a dispute between partners of a substantial London property portfolio which involved an expedited trial to challenge an expert determination made on how the portfolio was to be divided between the partners.
- Advising a major Russian telecoms company on litigation issues involved in the acquisition of a company in the Kyrgyz Republic, which involved multi-jurisdictional issues concerning the Isle of Man, the BVI and an LCIA arbitration with an English seat.
- Advising an English pharmaceutical supply company relation to a claim brought personally against its directors by its Greek suppliers for breach of contract.
- Advising a major international beverages company on litigation and jurisdiction issues involved in several of its acquisitions.
- Acting pro bono for inmates on death row in Trinidad and Tobago on their appeals to the Privy Council.