Tulip Trading Limited v Wladimir van der Laan and ors [2023] EWCA Civ 83- Alex Charlton KC and Daniel Khoo

The Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal of Tulip Trading Limited in the highly publicised multi-billion dollar claim brought by Dr Craig Wright against a number of bitcoin software developers. This is the first case before the English court to consider the role and duties of cryptoasset software developers and the Court of Appeal’s […]

3rd February 2023

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo represent FCA in important CoA case clarifying FSMA s. 21 ‘Financial Conduct...

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment this morning in the case of Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner & Ors. The case involved the unlawful promotion of shares to retail investors in Our Price Records Limited. The Financial Conduct Authority sought relief from the directors of the company and those involved in the marketing […]

25th March 2022

James Purchas and Daniel Khoo successful for FCA in £3.6m unauthorised share scheme

On 6 May 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in The Financial Conduct Authority v Skinner and ors [2020] EWHC 1097 (Ch), a claim by the FCA relating an unauthorised scheme. The unlawful scheme involved the sale of shares in Our Price Records Limited (“OPR”) in 2014 and 2015. OPR was promoted as a commission earning […]

11th May 2020

Benjamin Pilling KC and Daniel Khoo successfully resist s. 68 challenge to $22m arbitration award based on an...

On 12 July 2019 Mrs Justice Moulder handed down judgment in Pakistan and ors v Broadsheet LLC [2019] EWHC 1832 (Comm), a decision in relation to an application to set-aside or remit a $22 million London-seated arbitration award. The Court rejected the challenge to the award, which was based on the alleged insufficiency of reasons […]

12th July 2019

Benjamin Pilling KC and Daniel Khoo successfully resist challenge to enforcement of €20 million arbitration award

On 11 October 2018 Mrs Justice Cockerill handed down judgment in the Commercial Court in an application to resist the enforcement of a €20 million Paris-seated ICC arbitral award (the “Award”). The grounds for resisting enforcement were witness intimidation, lack of due process and lack of jurisdiction. Eastern European Engineering Ltd (“EEEL”) terminated six contracts […]

17th October 2018

Benjamin Pilling KC and Daniel Khoo obtain freezing injunction in €19 million arbitration enforcement claim

On 20 June 2018 Christopher Butcher J handed down judgment in the Commercial Court on an application for freezing relief in a long-running dispute between two Seychellois companies, Eastern European Engineering Ltd (“EEEL”) and Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd (“Vijay”). EEEL was successful in a Paris-seated ICC arbitration, and following that arbitration there has been litigation […]

21st June 2018

High Court Dismisses Private Jet Company’s Mis-selling Claim Against Bank

Following an 11 day trial, the High Court (Rose J) handed down judgment on 22 January 2018 in a £3.8m dispute between LEA (a private jet charter company) and RBS. LEA alleged that it had been mis-sold two interest rate hedging products, including an allegation that RBS had dishonestly failed to disclose its internal credit […]

22nd January 2018

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