Company law disputes (shareholder, director and partnership)

  • We advise on the full range of company law disputes (including shareholder claims, directors’ duties and partnership issues which are discrete areas in their own right).
  • These cases are typically sensitive and relate to business-critical issues, often interacting with a regulatory environment.
  • The team has extensive experience acting for FTSE and AIM listed companies, private companies, partnerships, shareholders, joint venture companies and executive / non-executive directors in a wide variety of company law or partnership disputes.

  • Acting for respondent shareholders in multi-million pound unfair prejudice proceedings under s. 994 of the Companies Act 2006, involving allegations of a sale at an undervalue of the company’s assets. Jamie Martin v Hochanda & Ors [2021] EWHC 1988 (Ch)

  • Acting for the European joint venture partners of a major household retail group in a dispute as to the valuation of their shareholding upon cessation of the joint venture.

  • Acting for the minority shareholder Petitioner in unfair prejudice proceedings under s. 994 of the Companies Act 2006, in respect of serious allegations of diversion of the company’s business to an entity owned by another of the company’s shareholder.

  • Acting for a shareholder in a high-profile corporate litigation with his partner following the breakdown of their business relationship.

  • Acting for a Ukrainian high net worth individual in High Court proceedings arising from breaches of a joint venture agreement and related financing arrangements.

  • Acting for a Belarusian individual in relation to a dispute as to beneficial ownership of an English company, which owned valuable property assets in Belarus.

  • Advising a charitable company limited by guarantee without share capital in respect of a high-profile dispute arising from a breakdown in Member relations. Children’s Investment Fund Foundation v Sir Christopher Hohn, Jamie Cooper; Dr Marko Lehtimäki and H.M Attorney General [2020] UKSC 33; [2018] EWCA Civ 1605

  • Advising a founding member of a successful investment advisory firm with c.$50bn AUM in relation to a high-profile partnership dispute with the other founding members. Hosking v Marathon Asset Management LLP [2017] 2 W.L.R. 746

Commercial Litigation Services

Commercial Litigation

Gresham Legal acts for both claimants and defendants in all types of commercial litigation before the Higher Courts in England & Wales. We have substantial expertise across our service areas and a proven track record of success in complex and high value cases.

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