John's practice is divided between domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He has substantial experience of working in the public sector including in particular contentious regulatory matters and has advised regulators and public sector bodies both in England and the Middle East, including advising up to ministerial level.
John also regularly obtains urgent injunctions in the High Court in a variety of areas, but particularly fraud – where he has obtained and enforced asset seizing injunctions, and also theft of intellectual property – particularly electronic data and documents, where he has obtained search and seize Orders. He has particular experience of the use of forensic IT experts to search and locate evidence.
A large part of John's practice is under the laws of other countries, especially in the Middle East. Litigation or arbitration that he has been involved in has taken place in or under the laws of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.
John is experienced in multi jurisdictional proceedings especially in fraud causes, disputes over jurisdiction and governing law together with the enforcement of Court Judgments and Arbitral Awards, and international asset seizing Judgments. He has experience of a wide variety of Courts including, as well as all levels of the English Courts, the Court de Cassation in Egypt, the Privy Council and the Courts of Appeal in Jersey, Switzerland and Oman and the arbitral tribunals of the main international arbitration bodies.