Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Handles commercial chancery work internationally, especially company, corporate insolvency and civil fraud matters. He is experienced in unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes, and has clear expertise in applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief. He is a regular in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, and often acts as a sole advocate.
Strengths: "Patrick is very commercial and brilliant as part of a team."
Recent work: Represented BAE Systems in litigation arising out of a dispute concerning the termination of a commercial contract.
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Patrick specialises in company law, insolvency, commercial fraud and arbitrations involving corporate law issues.
Patrick regularly acts on substantial shareholder disputes and restructurings with recent cases including the Petropavlovsk plc, a board dispute relating to the $1.4bn UK listed Russian gold mining company, the Tonstate Group litigation, relating to the owner of £500m hotels, and the Arcadia (Topshop/Topman) and Regis (Supercuts) CVAs.
Patrick has been involved in some of the largest civil fraud claims in recent years including the $2 billion LIA v Societe Generale litigation, involving allegations of bribery and undue influence and the JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelnniy Bank v Pugachev litigation on applications for £1.17 billion freezing orders, search orders, passport orders and committal applications and.
Patrick’s cases often involve an international element and applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief including freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other interim injunctions.
Patrick also has particular experience of corporate law issues arising in arbitrations, including on s. 9 stay applications and s. 69 appeals, having acted on for BAE Systems plc on its long running dispute with companies owned by Andrew Ruhan.
Patrick regularly appears both as a sole advocate and with a leader.
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