Rebecca McKee | Fieldfisher
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I am a Director in the Dispute Resolution department and a member of the Russia & CIS Group.

I act for clients in high-value complex English High Court litigation and international arbitration. I advise clients on claims often relating to financial disputes, shareholder disputes and fraud across a variety of sectors including banking, energy and telecoms. My clients include corporate entities of all sizes, as well as high-net-worth individuals, located in the UK and internationally.
Recent litigation cases include:

  • Acting on behalf of a former director of a Cayman-based hedge fund in his defence against claims brought for wilful default of his duty as director and fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Secured a 'Persons Unknown' freezing injunction in the English Commercial Court for a high-net-worth individual to recover monies following a €15 million banking tech-fraud and later obtained a summary judgment against the defendants.
  • Secured judgment on behalf of an Israeli court-appointed trustee in recovering undisclosed assets in connection with the bankruptcy of one of the largest private bankruptcies in Israeli history.
  • Obtained a world-wide freezing injunction against a Russian oil refinery on behalf of an Irish commodities company.
  • Successfully served proceedings relating to a £1 billion claim in the English High Court personally on an ultra-high-net-worth non-resident in the English jurisdiction (and confirmed the present test for such service following the Defendant's challenge to service). 

Recent arbitration cases include

  • Representing an African government in a telecommunications dispute under the ICC Rules in its defence of a US$3 billion claim.
  • Advising a high-net-worth individual in an LCIA arbitration relating to his investment and joint venture synthetic diamond production business.
  • Representing Cypriot companies in a US$5.5 billion claim under SCC Rules brought against Ukraine under the Energy Charter Treaty relating to investments made in Ukraine's largest energy company.
  • Advising an investor in a West African mining dispute in connection with a claim under the LCIA Rules valued at US$30 million.
  • Acted for an international bank in multiple LCIA arbitrations against individuals in the UAE and in Russia in relation to loan disputes.
  • Successfully challenged an arbitral award on the grounds of a serious procedural irregularity in the Commercial Court brought under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
  • Contributed to Global Arbitration Review's first edition of The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards. 

I am a founding member of the Young Energy Arbitration Club. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, yoga and socialising with friends. I am also a keen American football fan and try to watch my native New Orleans Saints at any opportunity.

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