Private wealth and contentious trusts disputes

  • We advise high net and ultra-high net worth clients (or associated companies or intermediaries) in relation to a broad range of private wealth disputes.
  • The team at Gresham Legal have substantial experience advising clients in relation to disputes arising from complex international trust structures, predominantly in offshore jurisdictions. The international dimension in which these cases arise often lead to conflicts of laws and jurisdiction issues.
  • We act for businesses and private family offices involved in disputes in the wealth management industry.
  • We also advise private banks in relation to a range of contentious trust issues.
  • We provide support to high net and ultra-high net worth clients and associated family offices in relation to a range of contentious issues, in particular where a dispute escalates and requires a sophisticated understanding of cross-border commercial litigation or regulatory issues.

  • Acting for a Swiss based financial services company in a $1.5bn dispute concerning allegations of a complex fraud and misappropriation of assets (spanning several jurisdiction) relating to the estate of a Russian oligarch.

  • 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 on behalf of a Russian high net worth individual to regain control of a complex corporate structure acquired by him using nominee shareholders and directors who had attempted to dispose of his interest without his knowledge or consent.

  • Defending a multi-billion dollar unlawful means conspiracy claim brought by Chevron Corporation in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar and advising on related private client elements for an UHNW individual.

  • Advising a company limited by guarantee without share capital in relation to contentious aspects of a philanthropic dispute arising in consequence of the second highest value divorce proceedings in the UK.

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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International Arbitration

Gresham Legal has extensive experience of international arbitration both in London and abroad, including acting for and against sovereign states in investment disputes or related proceedings.

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