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Emily Wood QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

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Emily Wood QC
Emily Wood QC is an accomplished barrister adept in handling matters involving LIBOR manipulation, swaps issues and sale disputes. She regularly acts for a range of major financial organisations, along with business networks and private equity firms.
Strengths: "She has a very good work ethic and is good on analysis." "She is a voracious consumer of complex information with a huge intellect."
Recent work: Represented the private equity house MatlinPatterson in connection with its dispute with Varig, the purchaser of the Brazilian airline Vol. Varig claimed that MatlinPatterson had misrepresented the financial aspects of the transaction.
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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)

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Emily Wood QC
Emily Wood QC concentrates her practice on high-value, complex international commercial arbitration and has particular expertise in handling challenges to arbitral awards. She has substantial experience of arbitrations conducted under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. In addition to her work as counsel she also takes sole arbitrator appointments.
Strengths: "Emily is a superstar." "She has an excellent reputation."
Recent work: Successfully acted on behalf of PAO Tatneft in an enforcement dispute against Ukraine. The matter involved allegations of abuse of process and arose from a USD112 million award made against Ukraine in favour of Tatneft.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

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Emily Wood QC
Strengths: "Hard-working, conscientious and thoughtful."
Recent work: Represented the claimant in Active Media v Burmester, Duncker & Joly GmbH & Others. This was a claim by Active Media under a completion bond in respect of an animated feature film financed by (among others) Active Media and Ingenious Films.
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Art and Cultural Property Law - London (Bar)

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Emily Wood QC
Commercial barrister with a particular focus on art litigation. Her practice also includes banking and finance matters.
Strengths: "Fantastic as she's incredibly communicative and easy to work with. She is client-friendly, has both a flawless drafting style and a brilliant legal mind, and is incredibly clever."
Recent work: Acted in Fairlight Art Ventures v Sotheby's, a case concerning a painting sold as a work by Frans Hals for USD10.75 million in 2011 and subsequently alleged to be counterfeit.
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