Dispute Resolution Case Studies

Any formal dispute can be distressing for all parties. The Khan Partnership understands this and acts accordingly while still in its client's best interests.

Dispute Resolution Case Studies

Any formal dispute can be distressing for all parties. The Khan Partnership understands this and acts accordingly while still in its client's best interests.

Acted for a Hong Kong billionaire and his co-investors in a matter arising out of a commercial transaction entered into for the sale and purchase of a top UK football club. The purchaser was a Russian businessman and investor. He was also the chairman of the one of the largest banks in Lithuania. Claims include a £20 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.

We successfully obtained judgment on our client’s claim in excess of £25 million.  We carried out complex multi-jurisdictional enforcement of the Judgment in jurisdictions including Switzerland, Jersey, Latvia, France, Cyprus and the UK. In 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 have successfully obtained final and binding freezing orders exceeding approximately £50 million. We were able to rapidly create and action an effect 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 turnover and 1,200 staff in 12 countries. 

Under our direction proceedings were issued in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore in 2012 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 mining company. In 2005, the Government of Sierra Leone granted Tecsbaco mineral extraction rights to a valuable iron ore mine in Sierra Leone. These rights were subsequently assigned to London Mining Company Limited, a subsidiary of London Mining Plc, a UK stock market listed entity.

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

Favourable Settlement Agreement was reached in late 2013 resulting in an Order approved by the court recovering 25 years of royalties for our clients, worth over $100 million.