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Katherine David

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Katherine is a partner in our Commercial Litigation team and an experienced commercial litigator specialising in high-value and complex dispute resolution matters.

She acts for companies and high-net-worth individuals across a range of specialities, including contractual disputes, director and shareholder disputes, professional negligence, trust litigation and fraud.

Katherine works across a wide range of industries, in both cross-jurisdictional litigation and high court litigation. She has expertise in dealing with offshore disputes such as trust litigation, having previously worked offshore.

Her previous career highlights include a 100% win record at Anthony Collins, before joining the “offshore magic circle’” firm Mourant Ozannes in 2018, where she dealt with a number of high-value, complex cases. Katherine has worked for a leading City of London firm, contributing to a number of multimillion-pound disputes involving fraud, worldwide freezing orders and asset-tracing for multinational commercial clients.

She has been described by clients as “exceptional” and is tenacious and strategic in her approach to litigation.

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Financial disputes
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Defamation, privacy and reputation management
  • All types of injunction proceedings
  • Misrepresentation
  • Trust litigation
  • Inheritance tax dispute
  • Breach of privacy rights
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair prejudice
  • Undue influence
  • Fraud disputes
  • Worldwide freezing orders
  • Asset tracing
  • Cross-border litigation
  • Acting on a multijurisdictional dispute of c.£75 million; successfully defending against a jurisdictional challenge, protecting a worldwide freezing order against applications to vary and applying for cross-examination to discover hidden assets
  • Acting for a shareholder/director in a £50 million fraud/share-ownership dispute and successfully navigating problematic cross-jurisdictional issues and various interim applications to obtain a favourable settlement
  • Representing a prime international wealth structuring client in proceedings which ultimately led to a US$65 million tax saving following a settlor rectification application to convert a trust from foreign grantor to foreign non-grantor status
  • Managing a successful defence against a professional negligence claim for management of a trust fund following the trustee failing to take steps to reduce inheritance tax
  • Securing a substantial increase in the negotiated price of minority shareholding during negotiations for inequitable majority shareholder behaviour
  • Leading a cross-jurisdictional investment fund group litigation matter, acting for fifteen separate parties in a claim against directors of an offshore market fund, involving asset tracing, enforcement and litigation forum issues
  • Leading two appeals against seven defendants in an estate matter concerning fraud, breach of contract and professional negligence and driving the litigation strategy
  • Leading a successful misrepresentation claim and conducting mediation resulting a 40% reduction in loss exposure to the client
  • Successfully advocating at a one-day tribunal regarding breach of health and safety legislation
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
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