Joined firm: 2000
Partner since: 2006
- One Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YY
Ewan has a broad-ranging international commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with a focus on financial institutions work and oil and gas disputes. Particular areas of expertise include banking and tax litigation, follow-on claims, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Highlights include advising:
- Olympus in relation to investigations by regulators in several jurisdictions into certain transactions entered into by Olympus which are now thought to have been part of a scheme (known as a 'tobashi' scheme) used to hide investment losses over a number of years
- Nationwide Building Society in the high-profile test case proceedings brought by the OFT against the eight leading current account providers to determine the validity of unarranged overdraft charges
- an international oil exploration and production company in relation to various disputes, subject to ICSID and ICC arbitration, regarding the exploitation and enjoyment of certain offshore oilfield interests
- The Reed Group on appeals against HMRC tax assessments relating to income tax and national insurance contributions and in connected judicial review proceedings
- a FTSE 100 financial services company in relation to an FSA investigation and its defence to FSA enforcement proceedings
- Ericsson Limited on its successful claim against Hutchinson 3G UK Limited (H3G) in relation to aspects of Ericsson’s managed services arrangements with H3G
Ewan is listed as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Banking Litigation in Chambers UK, 2013. He is also recommended for Banking Litigation and Financial Services (Contentious) in The Legal 500, 2012.
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