Christopher Walke

Senior Associate

Christopher’s main areas of specialism are civil fraud and asset recovery, shareholder and director disputes, contract claims and professional negligence.

He has acted for clients ranging from private individuals to large multi-national corporations, across a number of sectors, including banking and finance, agriculture, energy, construction and real estate, technology and shipping and transport. He has represented clients at all levels of the Court system and before most major international arbitral institutions, and is capable of quickly evaluating complex cases and offering practical and commercial advice.

Christopher’s representative experience includes:

  • Acting on behalf of a German automotive company in relation to successful claims against an English financial services company for professional negligence, breach of trust and unjust enrichment.

  • Acting on behalf of two former directors in connection with complex commercial fraud claims brought by a Swiss bank, involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy and inducement of breach of contract.

  • Acting on behalf of a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands in relation to claims arising under an aircraft management agreement, including an application for an anti-suit injunction in respect of foreign proceedings.

  • Acting for high-net worth individuals in connection with a claim to enforce an arbitration award arising under investment treaty arbitration against a foreign State.

  • Acting on behalf of a Polish Company in connection with a claim for breach of contract against a Cypriot company arising under a Shareholders’ and Subscription Agreement.

  • Acting on behalf of a parastatal entity in connection with arbitration proceedings for breach of contract under various charter parties.

  • Acting on behalf of a parastatal entity in connection with claims against a French bank for professional negligence and breach of mandate, arising from a sophisticated push-payment fraud.

  • Acting on behalf of a minority shareholder in relation to a claim for unfair prejudice under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006 arising from the diversion of the company’s business.

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