Max specialises in high value, multi-jurisdictional disputes involving fraud and corruption in the financial services and banking, energy, technology and EU procurement sectors. He has extensive experience of dealing with the public relations strategic considerations that impact some disputes, including by reference to "phone hacking", Operation Weeting and in the political arena.
Max acts for high profile, high net worth individuals as well as corporates.
He also advises clients in the UK, USA, Europe and the Caribbean on the impact of the Bribery Act 2010, including advising on compliance issues, dawn raids and regulatory investigations by the SFO, SEC and FCA.
Max is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- An on-going multi-billion pound dispute in the finance and banking sector, proceeding in the Cayman Islands (with related or ancillary proceedings in the US, Switzerland, UAE, Bahrain and the UK), comprising allegations of fraud, forgery and misappropriation of monies in respect of high profile Saudi Arabian companies and associated high net worth individuals;
- An on-going claim in the international energy sector that is proceeding simultaneously in four different jurisdictions, over a period of 15 years, for sums in excess of US$150 million, encompassing jurisdictional disputes, allegations of fraud and corruption within the Government and Judiciary, and a press campaign that has prompted statements from foreign Ambassadors that have the potential to impact the Governmental funding from the World Bank (among others); and
- Successfully resisting claims against a high profile, high net worth individual in connection with allegedly outstanding debts resulting from the collapse of the Icelandic banking system, including the withdrawal of a Statutory Demand for in excess of £1 million pounds and the abandonment of a pre-action claim in excess of £1.5 million.