Covid-19

Hardwicke continues to respond the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and to ensure that we do all we can to keep our people, clients, friends and families safe.  It is now imperative that we do all we can to limit physical contact for the time being and therefore our working premises at Hardwicke Building in Lincoln’s Inn is closed.  However, Hardwicke remains open for business, in as normal a way as we can make it.  Barristers, practice managers and the rest of our staff team are working remotely and making good use of technology to reach out.

You can call us on +44 (0)20 7242 2523. Our normal telephone system is still operating and our usual friendly team is available to help.

We have a specific Covid-19 Resources section to assist with the specific issues which the coronavirus pandemic is causing across all sections of society and business.  For ease, see a summary page of all contacts during this unusual time.

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North America

Some examples of our recent work:

  • Acting for a US corporation in relation to a dispute with a Saudi business who acted as agent in relation to the procurement of a $500m state contract in Saudi Arabia.
  • (UNCITRAL Arbitral proceedings) acting for a US IT company in proceedings against US and Hong Kong parties in a dispute over the provision of telecommunications services in the US and Hong Kong.
  • Appearing in a €300 million international arbitration involving the demerger of a high-level partnership between two billionaires operating via companies in multiple jurisdictions including BVI, Russia, Ukraine, Canada and Guernsey.
  • Advising the board of a US oil company in Chapter 11 in relation to a threatened derivative action in England.
  • Advising a US investment fund on recovery of an investment in Maltese companies operating assets located in England.
  • Advising a US bank defending a $120 million claim on the extent of duties of good faith owed by banks under English law.
  • LMAA U$2.6 million claim by a US commodities broker for breach of an agreement to supply iron ore under an amended FOB (free on board) contract to China.
  • Acting in a €300 million arbitration involving the demerger of a high-level partnership between two billionaires operating via companies in multiple jurisdictions including BVI, Russia, Ukraine, Canada and Guernsey.
  • Acting for a US based yacht distributor in an LMAA arbitration against an Italian yacht builder.
  • Instructed by the Securities and Exchange Commission appointed receivers in the enforcement of U$1.75 million of North Carolina judgments relating to fraudulent payments from a ‘Ponzi’ scheme.

If you would like to discuss instructing us, please contact Richard Sumarno or James Duncan-Hartill.

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