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Lucinda Orr
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Fraud
  • International Arbitration
  • Energy disputes (oil and gas and renewable)
  • Commodities
  • Letters of Request
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder and directors’ disputes
  • Bar of England and Wales
Qualifications & Education:
  • American History, (MSt), University of Oxford
  • Modern History (MA), University of Oxford
Public Appointments:
  • Examiner of the Court (2023-2028)
  • Treasure Valuation Committee, England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2020-2025)
Professional Appointments:
  • Bencher, The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn (Appointed 2020); Master of Events (2023)
  • Scholarship Officer, International Bar Association (2022 & 2023)
  • Co-Chair Young Litigators, The International Bar Association (2020 & 2021)
  • Co-Chair, Bar Representation Committee of England & Wales (2020 - 2023)
  • Chair, Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee (2020)
  • Chair, The Annual Bar Conference of England & Wales (2018)
  • Chair, The Employed Bar Committee (2017 & 2019)
  • Chair, The Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry (2012-2015)
  • Elected Member of the Bar Council of England & Wales (2008-present)
Professional Accolades
  • International Legal Professional Development Grant, Commercial Bar Association
  • Scholarship to New York State and Federal Courts, Pegasus Trust
  • Florida Bar Trial Advocacy Programme Scholarship, South- Eastern Circuit
  • Lord Justice Holker Award, Gray’s Inn
Professional Associations:
  • International Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Commerce Finance and Industry
  • The importance of Full and Frank Disclosure in Letter of Request Applications, IBA Newsletter (September 2019)

Lucinda has a broad commercial disputes practice with substantial experience of complex, high-value cross-border litigation and long trials. She has acted for many high net worth individuals and large institutions, in some of the most consequential trials to come before the English Courts in recent years. Lucinda is recognised by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” in Commercial Litigation: Premium, by Chambers and Partners as “Up and Coming” in Fraud: Civil, and is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Leading Global Fraud and Asset Recovery Lawyer. She is described in the legal directories as “an outstanding professional”; “a class act” and “smart and hugely efficient”.

Lucinda has been at the cutting edge of innovations for trial settings over the last decade – having managed the first trial with an integrated electronic trial bundle system in 2011, and also the first fully remote 12-week trial with simultaneous interpretation in 2020. Lucinda has particular expertise in disclosure-heavy cases in foreign languages and likes developing and delivering technical solutions and harnessing technology to ease the cost burden for her clients.

Lucinda has also developed an interest and specialisation in Letters of Request, principally from the US Courts. She regularly acts as the Privy Council Agent in appeals from offshore jurisdictions to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Lucinda also has experience of mediation, as well as a range of other dispute resolution mechanisms, and familiarity with regulatory investigations. Through a number of pro bono matters in which she has acted, she also has judicial review experience.

Lucinda graduated from Oxford University, following undergraduate and Masters of Studies degrees, and undertook her pupillage at Quadrant Chambers. Since qualification, she has practised at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP. She joined Enyo Law in 2014.

Lucinda holds a number of leadership roles within the legal profession, and sits on the Management Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales, and previously sat on the Management Committee on her Inn of Court, where she is a Bencher. Lucinda has also been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as an Examiner of the Court pursuant to CPR 34.15, and by the Culture Secretary to the Treasure Valuation Committee, to advise on the fair market value of declared Treasure finds from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As a practising barrister, Lucinda has full rights of audience in all higher courts in England and Wales and has the right to conduct litigation.

Representative cases:

Commercial Litigation:
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- Credit Suisse International https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2021/2684.html
  • Pearson (in capacity as Additional Liquidator of Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) -v- Primeo Fund (in Official Liquidation) [2020] UKPC 3
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- JP Morgan & Ors [2019] EWHC 1452 (Comm)
  • Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited -v- Nordsee Offshore MEG I GmbH [2019] EWHC 1655 (Comm)
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- Société Générale S.A. & Ors [2016] EWHC 2773 (Comm); [2016] EWHC 375 (Comm); [2015] EWHC 1720 (QB); [2015] EWHC 550 (QB)
  • Marwan -v- Sawiris & Ors [2010] EWHC 89 (Comm)
  • Acting for entrepreneur and founder in Boardroom dispute
  • Acting for a State in an Investor State Arbitration
  • Acting for an investor in a film financing matter
  • Acting for airline in banking dispute
  • Acting in a mining magnate dispute
  • Acting in a GBP200 million+ hotel insolvency
Civil Fraud:
  • PJSC Tatneft -v- Bogolyubov & Ors [2020] EWHC 3225 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 3250 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 2437 (Comm)
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- Goldman Sachs International [2016] EWHC 2530 (Ch); [2014] EWHC 3364 (Ch)
  • Acting in an LCIA Arbitration involving an unfair prejudice dispute
  • Acting for set of companies in high-net-worth family Will and Probate dispute
  • Acting for entrepreneur and founder in Boardroom dispute
  • Acting for a State in an Investor State Arbitration
  • Acting for an investor in a film financing matter
  • Acting for airline in banking dispute
  • Acting in a mining magnate dispute
  • Acting in a GBP200 milllion+ hotel insolvency
  • Acting in a Middle Eastern family trusts’ dispute
  • Multi-centred OFAC investigation
  • Defending Freezing Injunction on assets in US and Republic of Georgia
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