Number of employees: 20
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Italian
Overview & History:
Established in 2008, New Century is an international, London headquartered crisis and reputation management consultancy with industry-leading, global experience. Its work has spanned the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
The company is widely recognised in the industry for its litigation and legal support offering, having been instructed on over 65 mandates since inception, which have included advising corporate and private clients involved in some of the world’s largest and highest profile cross border legal disputes. It has also assisted clients during some of the most prominent ever regulatory and white-collar investigations and inquiries.
New Century regularly works alongside the world’s leading law firms and barristers, advising clients on managing their reputation and protecting their privacy during times of legal conflict.
Alex Nekrassov leads the legal support services team at New Century which he established in 2012.
Litigation support: Private companies and individuals
■ Advising a prominent banking family involved in a US$600m dispute against several overseas companies against the backdrop of a high-profile regulatory investigation
■ Acting for a major bank in relation to multiple civil claims totaling in excess of US$10bn against its former shareholders and other third parties in various legal centres in Europe
■ Advising one of the world’s largest natural resources companies in relation to multiple legal disputes in London totaling US$2bn
■ Supporting a New York based financial institution and other private investors in relation to claims exceeding US$3bn across multiple jurisdictions against a prominent global property investment group
■ Defending a partner at a prominent global professional services firm in relation to a regulatory inquiry which commenced following an investigation into FIFA by Swiss authorities
■ Advising a UK financial institution in its defence of a legal claim brought by one of the world’s highest profile investment bank relating to the trading of complex financial instruments
Litigation support: Publicly quoted companies
■ Advising one of the largest FTSE100 companies in relation to multiple civil proceedings across several European jurisdictions, totaling more than US$2bn
■ Providing counsel to one of the world’s biggest management groups in High Court proceedings relating to a dispute triggered by a transaction dating back to the 2008 financial crisis
■ Defending a US$1bn claim brought by a large international legal and professional services firm against a UK technology company in relation to a significant acquisition
■ Advising a high-profile insurance business in relation to a US$80m dispute against a major accountancy firm
White Collar Investigations and Regulatory Inquiries
■ Advising a prominent property investor in relation to a high-profile fraud investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, as well as subsequent legal proceedings initiated by the client against several third parties, totaling US$3bn
■ Acting for a large multi-national industry leader during one of the highest ever profile Serious Fraud Office investigations
■ Supporting a well-known sports personality during a high-profile regulatory inquiry and criminal investigation following investigations made by a national newspaper
■ Supporting the legal defence of a top FTSE corporation following the commencement of a regulatory investigation