He helps clients to navigate a broad range of commercial litigation including shareholder and partnership disputes, joint venture disputes, fraud, professional negligence, contentious financial services and regulatory work, contractual and warranty claims and media and defamation issues.
Philip's clients often face complex cross-border issues. They seek him out for his broad experience of litigating in offshore jurisdictions and for his ability to guide them through proceedings in multiple countries.
He helps his clients with risk and crisis management and with tactical and strategic issues arising in the context of international litigation, often in developing markets. Recent highlights include representing VTB Capital in the Supreme Court.
Philip has advised:
- VTB Capital in the Supreme Court in its case against Nutritek and others raising issues concerning the principle of “piercing the corporate veil” and the breadth of the jurisdiction of the English courts
- Qatari Diar in a high profile dispute with CPC and Candy & Candy concerning the withdrawal of a planning application on the site of the former Chelsea Barracks
- a major Dutch manufacturing company in alleged breach of warranty claims arising from the sale of UK subsidiary
- a big four accountancy firm in relation to potential criminal and civil liability issues arising out of alleged preference payments in connection with the highly publicised collapse of a former central European client
- a central European bank in relation to a complex web of inter-related disputes and investigations in various jurisdictions, including two sets of multi-million pound High Court proceedings in London, a €200 million damages claim in Jersey, an innovative shareholder action in Jersey, two arbitrations and a criminal investigation