Commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on cross-border disputes and matters concerning fraud, fintech and finance, including ‘smart contracts’ and cryptoassets, tech disputes, financial regulation, private equity, leveraged financing and shareholder disputes.
Nik is particularly strong in professional negligence (being awarded the Chambers & Partners Professional Negligence Junior of the Year in 2016) - from disputes arising from the complex valuation of securitised assets to claims against solicitors, barristers and bankers.
He regularly litigates energy and natural resources, insurance and re-insurance disputes. Acted in the “valuation trial of the century”, arising out of a commercial mortgage-backed securitisation; represented a sovereign wealth fund in a multi-billion dollar cross-border fraud claim; represented RBS in claims by investors in CPDOs which sought to hold rating agencies directly liable to investors; represented various Lehman Brothers entities (including both the US broker dealer and the European broker dealer); represented various leading phone manufacturers in arbitrations relating to mobile phone technology. Comfortable with technological-intensive disputes of all kinds, and recently involved in a number of important cryptocurrency matters, including the leading case of B2C2 v Quoine  SGCA(I) 02.
Called 2000. Former solicitor.
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Melbourne) and BCL (Oxon).