Announcement: appointment of Marcus McConnell as a Partner at Gresham Legal

Published on January 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus McConnell as a Partner at Gresham Legal with effect from 1 January 2022.

Marcus specialises in complex and high value cross-border commercial litigation across a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on civil fraud and asset recovery, company law matters including shareholder / director claims, partnership disputes, failed investments and arbitral challenges. Since joining the firm in 2017, Marcus has acted on several of our most significant cases, and is currently part of the team representing the Province of Balochistan in its application to the Commercial Court in London to set aside a Partial Award made by an ICC arbitral tribunal appointed to hear a US$6 billion claim brought by Tethyan Copper Company Limited Pty.

Commenting on his appointment, Marcus said:

“It is a privilege to be appointed as Partner. Gresham Legal is an outstanding disputes boutique acting on the highest quality cases. I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues both in the firm and across the market in delivering results for our clients. I wish to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has supported me in my career to date.”

Managing Partner Smeetesh Kakkad said:

“I am delighted with Marcus’s appointment. He is an outstanding lawyer and will significantly contribute to the continuing growth and success of the firm.”

Gresham Legal was established in 2015 as a specialist disputes practice with the aim of providing the highest quality representation in a more efficient and cost-effective manner than traditional law firms. Since then, the firm has been instructed on many substantial and high-profile litigation and arbitration cases, such as The Republic of Korea -v- Dayyani ([2019] EWHC 3580 (Comm), Kazakhstan Kagazy plc -v- Arip & Ors [2019] EWHC 2630 (Comm) and National Bank Trust -v- Yurov & Ors [2020] EWHC 100 (Comm). The firm is currently representing one of the defendants in fraud and conspiracy claims brought by the ex-wife of Oleg Bourlakov against him and others worth approximately US$1.5 billion.

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