City and International Commercial Litigation
The team offers the full spectrum of city and international dispute resolution work in domestic and overseas courts. The practice is ranked by Legal 500 (2021 edition) and comprises complex international (often multi-jurisdictional) commercial disputes that have a UK dimension, and pre-litigation strategic advice and ongoing dispute resolution support for clients with disputes in offshore or other common law jurisdictions.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our lawyers have experience of a broad range of international litigation disputes, including in the fields of asset tracing, civil fraud, competition follow-on actions, economic torts, energy, finance, gaming, insolvency, investment funds, M&A, mining, product liability and shareholder activism.
Our team is experienced in domestic proceedings, free-standing claims in offshore and other common law jurisdictions, and proceedings in support before overseas Courts, including injunction and discovery applications, and enforcement of arbitral awards.
We are city-based but work on matters for parties from all over the world for city and international litigation dispute resolution.
"Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to client service." - Legal 500, 2021
"I have found the level of engagement and technical expertise higher than even much larger firms. … Punches above its weight." - Legal 500, 2021
"Blake Morgan LLP is 'a real alternative to large City firms for commercial litigation, with particular strength in international cross-border work', according to clients. The practice has particular specialisms in financial, technology, IP, hospitality and gaming disputes, as well as civil fraud." - Legal 500 2020
Successfully defending in the Court of Appeal $100m claims relating to companies and real estate assets in Georgia.
Pursing claims against a UK-listed company arising under the Georgian Civil Code in relation to the sale of business and assets in Georgia.
Financial mis-selling claim relating to a failed investment into an unregulated, overseas Caribbean property scheme.
The landmark judgment in Convoy Collateral v Broad Idea and Cho Kwai Chee, provides clarity on the power of the Court to grant injunctions and freezing orders in international litigation....Read More
The Russian law of Advocate's secrecy – the English court finds there is no distinction between Advocates and non-Advocates for the purpose of legal advice privilege
Sarah Rees and Natalie Powers of Blake Morgan look at the findings of Moulder J in a recent application in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and others  EWHC 2437 (Comm).Read More
Since the UK Government announced the lockdown on 23 March 2020, Blake Morgan's Litigation team has spent over 75 hours in remote hearings including 13 applications, a week-long trial and...Read More
Recently, the English Court has decided that Russian bankruptcy law prevents direct creditor action in the UK when Russian insolvency proceedings are underway. This decision blocked a Russian bank's attempt...Read More
English Court confirms its appetite to allow fraud and asset recovery campaigns to be pursued against Crypto Assets in AA v Persons Unknown. However, the path to recovery is still...Read More