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Stephanie Duncan, Associate

Stephanie Duncan, Associate

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Stephanie is a commercial litigation and dispute resolution specialist, advising individual and corporate clients on a broad range of complex, high-value commercial disputes, often with an international element. Her particular areas of practice include breaches of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, civil fraud and asset tracing, international freezing and debt recovery, multi-jurisdictional banking litigation, judicial review, international bribery and corruption, and warranty claims. She has experience of litigating through the Courts, both domestically and internationally, as well as resolving disputes through alternative means such as arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement.

Stephanie is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Part of the team defending a multi-billion dollar fraud and asset recovery claim in the Cayman Islands, involving complex financial instruments, allegations of forgery, misappropriation of monies, false accounting and tracing claims, and a prominent Saudi Arabian family
  • Acting for a former employee of a multi-national oil company defending high-profile allegations of international bribery and corruption currently being heard in the Italian Courts
  • Representing an individual technology entrepreneur on a £21 million contractual claim involving a successful arbitral award and enforcement in the UK, Jersey and the BVI, including successfully securing a freezing injunction. The backdrop to this case, which is currently being heard in the English High Court with around 35 parties, is a high profile and complex fraud. The quantum of the various criminal and civil claims arising from this fraud and others connected to it total over £1 billion and involve highly complex corporate and trust structures containing over 100 companies in a myriad of offshore jurisdictions including the Marshall Islands, Panama, Liechtenstein, the Isle of Man and the BVI
  • Advising an engineering company on its defence of a US$146 million claim by a global bank in respect of a Tanzanian power plant, involving proceedings in England, Tanzania, New York and the Netherlands. This case included a jurisdictional challenge heard by the English Court of Appeal, proceedings before ICSID, allegations of fraud and corruption within the Tanzanian Government and Judiciary, and significant local press coverage
  • Acting for minority shareholders in respect of an unfair prejudice petition concerning a well-known stage show
  • Bringing an application for Judicial Review in the gambling sector
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