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TARA TAYLOR

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Commercial

Tara acts and advises in a wide range of commercial disputes and company matters, many of which involve issues of civil fraud. Her experience encompasses cases with significant offshore and multi-jurisdictional dimensions, as well as those involving complex trust structures, claims for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust. Tara frequently appears in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division as well as in arbitrations, whether as sole counsel or as a junior in more substantial cases. Tara is ranked in The Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” for offshore work, who is able to “succinctly outline complex legal questions for the court”.

Recent cases include:

  • Acting for one of the respondents in an LCIA arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute in relation to the appraisal and development of gas fields, led by Alan Gourgey QC
  • Acting in Cayman Island proceedings for the petitioner in a winding up petition brought on the just and equitable ground (Tianrui (International) Holding Company Ltd v China Shanshui Cement Group), led by Tom Lowe QC
  • Successfully obtaining an urgent injunction in a claim for breach of contract and conversion in the context of a valuable vintage car collection, led by John Wardell QC
  • Acting for two defendants in National Bank Trust v Yurov & Ors [2020] EWHC 100 (Comm) concerning a $1billion Russian law fraud claim brought by a Russian bank against three of its former directors, led by Tim Penny QC
  • Advising and acting in a Commercial Court claim raising issues of good faith and questions under the Factors Act 1989 in respect of the purported sale of a valuable car, led by John Wardell QC
  • Acting for the claimant in an ICC arbitration concerning the development of a gas field, led by Alan Gourgey QC and Iain Pester
  • Advising as to the enforceability of Heads of Terms relating to the sponsorship and branding rights of a motor racing team, led by James Bailey QC
  • Acting for a specialist film financing company to obtain a freezing injunction in a civil fraud cross-border context
  • Advising directors of a Cayman company in liquidation as to the scope of legal privilege that could be asserted in proceedings commenced against them and others by the company’s joint liquidators
  • Advising and acting in relation to a cross border merger of an English and a German company pursuant to the Companies (Cross-Border mergers) Regulations 2007
  • Advising on the collateral use of documents in the context of proceedings being pursued in the Cayman Islands and the United States
  • Successfully restoring a dissolved company to the register in a case involving cross-border issues and claims under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers Act) 1930