Dispute Resolution Case Studies

Formal dispute can be challenging, time consuming and distressing for all parties. The Khan Partnership understands this and acts accordingly while still in its client's best interests.

Dispute Resolution Case Studies

Formal dispute can be challenging, time consuming and distressing for all parties. The Khan Partnership understands this and acts accordingly while still in its client's best interests.

Portpin Limited – Portsmouth City Football Club

Acted for a Hong Kong billionaire and his co-investors in a complex dispute arising out of a commercial transaction entered into for the sale and purchase of a top UK football club. The purchaser was Russian businessman and investor, Vladamir Antonov. He was also the chairman of the Bankas Snoras AB, one of the largest banks in Lithuania. Legal claims in we conducted included for a breach of a £25 million guarantee given regarding the sale of the club in the context of a highly publicised EUR 492 million civil fraud claim and worldwide freezing order Claim.

We successfully obtained judgment in the English Commercial Court for our client’s claim in excess of £30 million.  We carried out complex multi-jurisdictional asset tracing and enforcement of the Judgment in jurisdictions including Switzerland, Jersey, Latvia, France, Cyprus and the UK. We obtained and enforced final charging orders against assets, including shares and real property, which to date has resulted in the recovery of substantial amounts in partial satisfaction of Portpin’s Judgment. In Switzerland, we successfully obtained final and binding freezing orders over assets exceeding £40 million. We were able to rapidly create and action an effective global strategy for enforcement as well as successfully conducting a high value claim in the UK Commercial Court.

Acting for a major shareholder in a Singapore and UAE based corporate group providing a range of security, risk management and surveillance services, with a $100 million per annum turnover and 1,200 staff in 12 countries. 

Under our close direction proceedings were issued in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore against the director and majority shareholder in a complex multi-jurisdictional case involving the instruction of local Singapore Counsel and specialist fraud investigators in Singapore and the UAE. We achieved a successful eight figure USD settlement in our client’s favour including the recovery of sums, shares and assets in various subsidiary companies.

Acted for a company incorporated in Sierra Leone in a complex $120 million royalty claim against London Mining Plc a UK AIM listed junior mining company. In 2005, the Government of Sierra Leone granted our Client mineral extraction rights to a valuable iron ore mine in Sierra Leone to a Sierra Leone company. These rights were subsequently assigned to London Mining Company Limited, a subsidiary of London Mining Plc, then a UK stock market listed entity.

London Mining declined to pay any royalties and we issued UK High Court proceedings. The claim was valued at $120 million. London Mining’s counterclaim alleged that breach various covenants with a value of $800 million to $1.26 billion.

Favourable Settlement Agreement was reached resulting in an Order approved by the Court recovering 25 years of royalties for our clients, worth over $100 million.