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Charlotte Pender, Legal Director

Charlotte advises on complex, high-value litigation with both domestic and international elements.


Charlotte advises on complex, high-value litigation with both domestic and international elements. Charlotte has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes. She has particular expertise in the fields of civil fraud, asset tracing, freezing and recovery, joint venture, shareholder and partnership disputes. Whilst Charlotte is an experienced trial lawyer she also has experience in the resolution of disputes by way of arbitration, mediation, and negotiated settlement and she seeks to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation wherever possible. Charlotte has advised companies, individual shareholders, boards and institutional investors on a range of company and shareholder disputes and she acted for the Respondent shareholder in the case of Irvine v Irvine.

Her recent experience includes acting for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in a successful action to recover multi million pound damages arising from a fraudulent letter of credit scheme which included associated litigation in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Charlotte is currently part of the team defending and pursuing litigation to recover assets for the creditors of Awal Bank BSC, in particular dealing with litigation involving complex financial instruments and multi - million dollar fraud in jurisdictions including England, Bahrain and the Cayman Islands.

Charlotte is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Awal Bank v Various
  • Barclay Pharmaceuticals & Others v Waypharm LP and Others [2012] EWHC 306 (Comm)
  • Irvine [2007] 1 BCLC 445; quasi partnership, discounted minority share value
  • AMP Services Limited v Walanpatrias Foundation, Lehman Brothers & Others- representing AMP Services in a dispute over the beneficial entitlement to assets of $100m acting in the English proceedings and advising on associated litigation in Monaco, Liechtenstein, New York, Florida & Panama