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Marcia Shekerdemian QC

Call: 1987    QC: 2015

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

Commercial

Marcia also has an established reputation in the fields of commercial dispute resolution and fraud.

Significant cases:

  • In the matter of an LCIA Arbitration. Marcia is representing the Respondent in this dispute over a £10 mllion liability under an insurance agency agreement between CIS providers.
  • Re Jabac Finance Ltd. Marcia is representing the company and the majority shareholders in these combined proceedings for breach of statutory duty, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair prejudice under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006.
  • Zavarco Plc (2016) Marcia represented a major shareholder (holder of 360,000,000 shares)  in an ongoing dispute over his voting rights in this PLC which controls a Malaysian telecoms network. The issues involve the construction of Section 594 of the Companies Act 2006 within the framework of share swap.
  • Mortgage Express v Batra and others (2016). Marcia represented the claimants in proceedings for the appointment of a receiver by way of equitable execution over 3 trading hotels and 71 individual hotel rooms in central London, with freeholds held by BVI companies.
  • Re X Ltd [2015] (anonymised following a confidential settlement). Marcia represented the Defendants in proceedings for the recovery of £7million following the sale of a group of oil companies and the assignment of mining rights to an oilfield in Tunisia.
  • NGM Sustainable Developments Ltd V Philip Wallis & others [2014] EWHC 2375 (Ch) (led by Lexa Hilliard QC): representing the claimant in this multi-million pound claim for damages for fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy.
  • Barclays Pharmaceuticals Ltd and ors v Waypharm LP, Antoine Mekni and ors [2013] EWHC 503 (Comm): the judgment in this case has become a key authority on the question whether the court’s permission is needed before a court appointed receiver can be sued for negligence/breach of duty. Marcia represented the receiver.
  • Re Ultraclass Ltd, sub nom Michael v Assemakis & Evans (2012). Marcia acted for the liquidator in this multi-million pound fraud proceedings arising out of a ‘land banking’ scam. Obtained freezing injunctions and their continuation without a requirement that the limited cross-undertaking in damages be fortified.
  • Trade Storage Ltd v Papanicola [2011] BCC 503. Marcia acted for the successful defendant. The issue for the Court was whether a defendant with a potential counterclaim could seek security for costs against an impecunious claimant.