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Daniel Petrides

Call: 2018   

+44 (0)20 7306 0102dpetrides@wilberforce.co.uk

Commercial

Daniel undertakes a wide variety of commercial work, acting both alone and as part of a larger team. He has a particular interest in cases involving allegations of fraud or dishonesty.

Recent examples of relevant experience include:

  • Defending a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation in relation to a Share Purchase Agreement for the shares in a Luxembourg financial services company.
  • A contested security for costs application in a £1.3billion fraud claim arising from the insolvency of a Russian bank and subsequent investigation by the Russian DIA (Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2019] EWHC 3616 (Ch)). (Led by Andrew Mold QC).
  • A High Court trial arising from the dismissal of the founding member of a technology company (Glass v Previse Ltd (2018)) (led by James Bailey QC). Daniel and James acted successfully for the Part 8 Claimant in obtaining a declaration as to the true construction of the defendant company’s articles of association.
  • Advising on the existence of a contract between a vendor and a party not named on the face of the contractual documents, and related issues in the law of agency.
  • Acting in the County Court for a major home improvements retailer in relation to an ongoing contractual dispute.
  • Advising on and undertaking drafting in relation to a claim for termination payments under a series of contracts for the provision of goods and services.
  • (As a pupil) assisting in a three-day hearing in the High Court concerning the continuation of a worldwide freezing injunction and the grant of supporting Norwich Pharmacal and Anton Piller orders (Arcelormittal USA LLC v Essar Steel Ltd [2019] EWHC 724 (Comm)).
  • (As a pupil) assisting in successfully resisting an application for pre-action disclosure in a putative claim for breach of a joint venture agreement.
  • (As a pupil) assisting in advising on the construction of back-to-back indemnities for damages awarded in claims for breach of fiduciary duty and unlawful means conspiracy.