Justin Weare Partner
Justin is a partner in the Commercial Litigation team in the London office.
Main areas of practice
He has considerable experience of heavyweight commercial disputes in national and overseas courts and in arbitration (including under ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules). His broad practice includes, in particular, shareholder / joint venture, company, contractual, claimant civil fraud, offshore and energy disputes.
Justin acts for the wide range of clients who become involved in commercial disputes, including public and private companies, company directors, funds, investment managers, entrepreneurs, and high net-worth individuals.
- Six week trial and appeal in the Cayman Islands for a Russian conglomerate, succeeding with derivative claims for dishonest breaches of fiduciary duty by its private equity fund joint venture partner.
- 77 day trial for telecommunications operator of claims for conspiracy and breach of statutory duty
- Interest rate swap mis-selling claim (currently on appeal to Court of Appeal)
- Obtaining search and seizure and freezing orders against a company's former employee and a business associate following misuse of company assets.
- Successfully defending €13m+ claims in ICC arbitration between joint venture partners relating to Romanian real estate development projects.
- Obtaining US$12.5m judgment at trial in the English Commercial Court of a contractual dispute relating to construction of an oil pipeline.
- Defeating in arbitration injunctive relief and damages claims seeking to prevent development of super-prime (£50m) residential property in London.
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