Nick has substantial experience of acting in complex, high-value cross-border disputes, both by way of litigation and arbitration. He has a particular focus on matters involving financial products, fraud, asset-tracing and recovery. He has obtained, and responded to, various forms of interlocutory relief such as freezing and mandatory injunctions, for clients on many occasions. Nick also has expertise in dealing with energy disputes, primarily with respect to disputes between entities involved in oil and gas exploration, and insurance/reinsurance disputes. He regularly acts for and against banks and funds, as well as for state institutions, corporations and high-net worth individuals.
Nick was ranked in Legal 500 (2020) as a "Next Generation Partner" in banking and finance disputes.
Nick graduated from Downing College, Cambridge before training at Allen & Overy LLP. After spending a number of years at both Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, he moved to Enyo Law LLP in 2015.
Reported cases include
Banking and finance
- Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in a USD 1 billion claim against Goldman Sachs International with respect to financial products including synthetic call options.
- Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in a USD 2 billion claim against Société Générale SA and others in a dispute involving claims of bribery and corruption.
- Acting for a hedge fund against a global investment bank in relation to allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of a trade.
- Acting for a private Swiss bank in a dispute with a well-known international retailer and its directors.
- Acting for an investment firm in a dispute over advisory fees with a client in the oil and gas sector.
- Obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction for a commercial bank in the MENA region against a defaulting counterparty based in London.
- Obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction for a high-net worth individual against the perpetrators of a fraudulent investment scheme.
- In separate disputes, obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions for two pharmaceutical companies against individuals engaged in employee-fraud.
- Responding to a worldwide freezing injunction obtained against a trust structure.
- Acting for a respondent to a prohibitory injunction in a dispute involving a well-known football club and major sports retailer.
- Acting for a multi-national challenging the enforcement of an ICC Award in the English court on the basis of section 103(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996.
- Successfully challenging proceedings brought against an investment firm to compel it to produce documents pursuant to section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
- Acting for an individual in a shareholder dispute commenced by way of an emergency arbitration under the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration rules.
- Acting for an international hotel chain in a USD 30 million dispute with an owner and the LCIA rules.