The Lawyer has published its list of the Top 20 Cases due to be heard in 2014. Several members of chambers are acting in large scale, high profile trials included in this list:
David Foxton QC, Stephen Houseman QC and Tom Ford (instructed by Clyde & Co) defend Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt partnership in a US$210m professional negligence claim brought by the Berlin State Transport Authority (BVG) in a CDO mis-selling case due to start in the Commercial Court on 13 January. The underlying dispute concerns a single tranche CDO concluded between JP Morgan and BVG in July 2007. The trial is set down for 10 weeks. See JP Morgan Chase Bank plc & JP Morgan Securitiies Ltd. v. BVG v. Clifford Chance (Case No.1 in The Lawyer’s Top 20 list).
Joe Smouha QC and Anton Dudnikov (instructed by Shearman & Sterling) act for Robert Tchenguiz and R20 Limited, two of the claimants seeking substantial damages against the SFO in connection with well publicised arrests and seizures of property by the SFO in March 2011, since found to have been unlawful by the High Court. Damages of £300m are claimed by the claimants against the SFO. The case is set down for trial in October 2014, with an estimate of 12-13 weeks in the Commercial Court. See Robert Tchenguiz & others v. The Director of the SFO (Case No.12 in The Lawyer’s Top 20 list).
For further details, visit The Lawyer’s website: http://www.thelawyer.com/analysis/market-analysis/practice-areas/litigation-analysis/the-top-20-cases-of-2014-in-detail/3014065.article