Nick is recognised in the London and international disputes market as a leading practitioner. He has 18 years’ experience – seven as a partner – of acting in complex, high value disputes, which often include cross-border elements. Several of the cases that Nick has worked on as a partner have involved claims to the value of hundreds of millions (and billions) of US dollars, and have featured in the The Lawyer magazine top 20 cases of the year.
Nick is co-head of the firm’s banking and finance disputes team and has been ranked as a Next Generation Partner in that area by Legal 500 from 2020 to 2023. He also has very significant experience in representing clients in civil fraud and commercial claims (both as claimant and defendant), with a particular focus in the latter on shareholder and post-acquisition/disposal disputes. He has obtained and responded on behalf of clients to numerous forms of interlocutory relief, including freezing orders, prohibitory injunctions and passport orders.
Nick graduated from Downing College, Cambridge. He began his career at Allen & Overy in 2003 and joined Enyo in 2015 after time spent at Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. He has been a partner since 2016.
- Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in a USD1 billion claim against Goldman Sachs International with respect to the sale of financial products, including synthetic call options.
- Acting for a private Swiss bank in a dispute over its investment in a well-known international retailer.
- Advising on claims that could be brought by real estate development companies against their lenders in relation to defaults in connection with a GBP70 million property portfolio.
- Acting for an investment firm in a dispute over advisory fees with a client in the oil and gas sector.
- Advising the commodity trading arm of a bank on claims that could be brought in the wake of the collapse of a US billion dollar trading company based in Dubai.
- Acting for a hedge fund against a global investment bank in relation to allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of a trade.
- Acting for the Libyan Investment Authority in a USD2 billion claim against Société Générale SA and others in a dispute involving claims of bribery and corruption.
- Obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction for a commercial bank in the MENA region against a defaulting counterparty based in London in support of a USD30 million claim pursued through the English court.
- Obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction for a high-net worth individual against the perpetrators of a fraudulent investment scheme and pursuing fraud claims.
- In separate disputes, obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions for two pharmaceutical companies against individuals engaged in employee-fraud and pursuing fraud claims.
- Responding to a worldwide freezing injunction obtained against a trust structure.
- Responding to a freezing injunction and defending an individual accused of a GBP25 million fraud by his employer.
- Acting for a music tech company bringing claims of breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation against the seller of another music tech company.
- Acting for a Plc in the packaging industry defending claims of breach of warranty with respect to the non-disclosure of financial information relating to the performance of a subsidiary.
- Acting for a number of directors facing claims of fraudulent misrepresentation after the sale of a pharmaceutical business.
- Acting in a high net worth family dispute over the operation and management of a property development and investment group, including bringing unfair prejudice petitions.
- Acting for a multi-national challenging the enforcement of an ICC Award in the English court on the basis of section 103(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996.
- Successfully challenging proceedings brought against an investment firm to compel it to produce documents pursuant to section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
- Acting for an individual in a shareholder dispute commenced by way of an emergency arbitration under the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration rules.
- Acting for an international hotel chain in a USD30 million dispute with an owner and the LCIA rules.