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Elizabeth Weeks

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution & Construction

Elizabeth joined Rosenblatt’s Dispute Resolution and Construction teams in May 2017.

Elizabeth has acted on a wide range of complex and high value contentious commercial issues and has extensive experience of multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Elizabeth has acted in relation to disputes encompassing contractual disputes, commercial fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, jurisdiction,  company,  shareholder,  partnership, and family business disputes and professional negligence claims.  Elizabeth’s work has often involved urgent Court applications.

Elizabeth has also acted for a variety of private and public sector clients on a full range of contentious and non- contentious construction matters, from advice on procurement methods and the negotiation and implementation of construction contracts through to dispute avoidance and resolution.

On the contentious front, Elizabeth has experience of high-value multi-party litigation in the Technology and Construction Court (the “TCC”) and of adjudication.

Recent work includes:
  • Acting for the Claimants in an ICC (Geneva seated) arbitration concerning breaches of contract and other equitable claims.
  • Acting for the Claimant in Part 8 proceedings regarding the remittance of funds from China in connection with a dispute concerning a vehicle engine production manufacturing plant also in China.
  • Collaborating with another firm who act for approximately 27,000 Claimants affected by a significant oil spill in the Niger Delta in proceedings against an oil major.
  • Acting for a Claimant in urgent injunctive proceedings concerning trademark infringements.
  • Acting for the Defendant in High Court proceedings concerning the termination of a joint venture partnership structured as a limited partnership, the subject of which was a multi-million pound development site in the City of London. CitizenM LND St Paul’s Properties B.V. –v- Chil Limited and Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 771.
  • Acting for 19 Defendants in a high value LCIA arbitration concerning allegations of unfair prejudice and breaches of fiduciary duty in relation to the management of company assets in this jurisdiction, France, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.
  • Acting for the liquidator of a Manx indirect subsidiary of the collapsed Icelandic bank, Kaupthing hf in multi- jurisdictional High Court proceedings concerning loans and transactions entered into in the lead up to the 2007/8 financial crisis. Claims totalling approximately £500 million to the company’s estate concerned, amongst others, the acquisition of Somerfield Plc (and its subsequent disposal) and Kaupthing’s lending relationship with the Tchenguiz brothers and their corporate structures including alleged breaches of loan documentation, conspiracy, fraud, fiduciary duty and shadow directorship. Together with the day to day conduct of proceedings in this jurisdiction work also included extensive liaison with the liquidator’s Manx lawyers concerning Manx liquidation procedures and their related impact on the proceedings, the preparation of a recognition application under the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 and negotiating and implementing English and Manx Schemes of Arrangement. Isis Investments Ltd –v- Oscatello Investments Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 7 (Ch) Isis Investments Ltd –v- Oscatello Investments & Ors [2012] EWHC 745 (Ch).
  • Acting for the Claimant manufacturer of specialist oil rig drilling equipment concerning the establishment of a competing business by its former directors. Claims included breaches of fiduciary duty and restrictive covenant. First Subsea Limited (formerly BSW Limited) –v- Balltec Limited and Ors [2014] EWHC 866 (Ch).
  • Acting for the Claimant housebuilder in multi-million pound Technology and Construction Court proceedings in respect of gas remediation and infrastructure works concerning a 1050 unit housing development in Hampshire. Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd –v- Hall Aggregates (South Coast) Ltd and Cemex UK Properties Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1108.
  • Acting for the Claimant in high value High Court professional negligence proceedings concerning the Claimant’s share dilution rights arising out of the acquisition of a then Premiership football club. Fulham Leisure Holdings Ltd –v- Nicholson Graham & Jones [2008] EWCA Civ 84.