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Farrer & Co LLP

Commercial and Corporate Litigation

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What the team is known for

Experienced in a broad variety of commercial litigation, including joint venture, shareholder and contractual disputes. Prominent within the financial services sector, with further expertise in other industries such as technology and real estate. Can leverage the strength of its market-leading private client team to assist in representing high net worth investors and other individuals, including both UK and foreign nationals.

Strengths

A client says: "They take the time to listen to your issues and plan out the strategy to achieve the best result."

Sources say: "They are very responsive - if something comes in they turn it around quickly and can manage the expectations of our board and senior managers."

"The team is thoughtful, sensible and clear - you feel confident that you are getting the advice you need, not just the advice you want," say interviewees.

Work highlights

Represented ultra high net worth investor Tiago da Silva in a multimillion-pound High Court claim against the directors and owners of an Estonian property investment company. The dispute relates to the failure of the directors to transfer a 70% interest in the parent company to Mr da Silva, following his use of an English law call option agreement.

Notable practitioners

Jolyon Connell has considerable expertise in commercial disputes, often involving cross-jurisdictional coordination. He handles shareholder and contractual litigation, with particular focus on clients in the financial services sector.
"He is a good strategist who gives very commercial advice." "He has a forensic mind, is a good tactician and is extremely responsive." "He has a very good, analytical brain and gets into the detail very quickly."

Kate Allass regularly advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial litigation. She possesses considerable experience in contractual claims, joint venture disputes and shareholder actions.
"She provides excellent commercial advice in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner." "She explained the litigation procedure and what was involved in very clear terms, which gave us comfort." "Totally unflappable and extremely good with clients."

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Commercial and Corporate Litigation Department

Farrer & Co LLP

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66 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3LH

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Commercial and Corporate Litigation


Jolyon Connell
Up and Coming
Kate Allass
Band 4