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Bobby Friedman

Call: 2011   

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Insolvency

Bobby has a busy insolvency practice and has acted in a number of high-profile and difficult cases. He is also a contributing author of Kerr & Hunter on Receivers and Administrators and has been published in International Corporate Rescue.

Recent and ongoing cases of note include:

  • Representing the administrators of Force India defending a very substantial Chancery Division claim concerning the sale of the Formula One team’s business and assets (ongoing).
  • Acting as a junior in Re ARM Asset Backed Securities, a significant High Court insolvency
    claim concerning the distribution of assets on the insolvency of a bond provider, which settled immediately prior to trial in 2017.
  • Successfully acting for a fixed charge-holder resisting an injunction sought against a receiver, and then obtaining the appointment of an administrator on a contested application (Re SS Agri Power Limited [2017] EWHC 2431 (Ch)).
  • Re Alberto Chang Abate (2017 and ongoing). Bobby is acting for the Chilean liquidator following the bankruptcy of a well-known Chilean businessman amidst allegations of a widespread international “Ponzi” type fraud, perpetrated within the Arcano Group, in Chile, the US and the BVI. Bobby obtained recognition of the Chilean bankruptcy in the UK (thought to be the first such order ever to be obtained).
  • Cusack v Martinez. Acting for an IP in a High Court dispute concerning the transfer of appointments.
  • Successfully obtaining, in the High Court, an order declaring a notice of intention to appoint an administrator as being of no effect.
  • Re Beech Holdings: Acting as sole counsel for a major creditor of a company, appealing the liquidator’s decision on its proof of debt (2016-2017).
  • Re Leyton Orient: Advising and appearing for the fans’ trust in respect of the potential insolvency of this well-known football club (2017).
  •  Successfully obtaining judgment in favour of an IP in claims against a company director.
  • Successfully resisting the appointment of a liquidator.
  • Acting in a number of contested bankruptcy proceedings.