Rhys Novak, Partner
Rhys is a dispute resolution specialist.
SummaryRhys is a dispute resolution specialist with considerable experience across a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, shareholder, fraud, tax, professional negligence and warranty claims. He also has a particular specialism in corporate fraud and crime issues, including advising businesses on protecting themselves, their officers and employees from bribery and corruption.
Clients include corporates and individuals, whether based in the UK or abroad. Rhys represents a broad range of companies – from multinationals and financial services firms to family-owned entrepreneurial businesses. He also has experience of advising and representing ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals both on personal matters, regulatory matters and matters concerning their businesses.
Rhys is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Representing an engineering company on its defence of a US$146 million claim concerning its investment in a Tanzanian power plant. This work included a multi-jurisdictional battle involving proceedings in England, Tanzania, New York and the Netherlands
- Representing MasterCard UK Members Forum Limited (in members' voluntary liquidation) on 15 claims brought by high profile retailers concerning the alleged anti-competitive effects of interchange fees on credit card payments
- Representing a tech entrepreneur on a contractual claim for £21 million with a successful arbitral award and assisting with enforcement in the UK, Jersey and the BVI.
- Representing leading stockbrokers in defending a £16.5m professional negligence claim concerning complex options trading strategies
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