Acting in a test case about the ASX’s exercise of power in suspending shares from quotation. The outcome will create important law around how market regulators can exercise powers, and will extend to all market regulators (e.g. Chi-X and the National Stock Exchange) and all listed companies in Australia.
Successfully defended the first ever insider trading charges brought by ASIC in what was considered an international test case raising novel issues including the ‘Chinese Wall’ defence and the procedures used by investment banks for handling potential conflicts of interest.
MLC NOMINEES & NULIS NOMINEES
Advising two superannuation trustees within the NAB Group in the first ASIC civil penalty proceedings in relation to the industry-wide “fees for no service” issue which was the subject of investigation by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
The Bank of England
Defending a claim by the Venezuelan central bank in relation to The Bank’s denial of access to US$1 billion of the country's gold reserve.
Goldman Sachs and Société Générale
Advising in two separate, high-profile claims in excess of US$1 billion brought by the Libyan Investment Authority (the LIA), both of which concluded on successful terms for our clients, also acting for three other financial institutions advising on separate equivalent claims potentially being brought by the LIA.
A leading investment manager
Advising in relation to two arbitrations and Commercial Court proceedings arising out of the departure of a founding partner and his team.
Paula Hodges KC
Head of Global Arbitration Practice, London
Partner, Co-Head, Public International Law Practice, Deputy Head, Global Arbitration Practice, London
Partner, New York