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Luther Kisanga

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

Luther is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Rosenblatt. He is a Barrister with Higher Rights of Audience and acts for clients involved in disputes, as well as investigations and other regulatory matters.

The focus of Luther’s work is high-value, complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation, which often involve a fraud element. Luther has experience of representing companies, directors, liquidators, funds, insurers and high net worth individuals across a wide range of industry sectors. His cases have included claims arising from breach of contract, negligence, civil fraud, debt actions, breach of trust, misrepresentation, unfair prejudice, professional negligence and freezing and disclosure orders.

Professional memberships:
  • Member of the Commercial Bar Association
  • Member of the Chancery Bar Association
  • Member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance
Recent work includes:
  • Acting for a Defendant in a c. £1.5bn claim brought by a foreign tax authority in the Commercial Court, involving complex litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Acting for 10 liquidated companies and their liquidators in a successful action against RBS plc (now NatWest Markets Plc) and Mercuria Energy Europe Trading Ltd for dishonest assistance and for knowing participation in fraudulent trading in relation to a large-scale missing VAT fraud in the carbon credit market (the total value of the pleaded claim for dishonest assistance was over £83 million, which was alleged to be the amount of the liquidated companies’ unpaid VAT liabilities to HMRC), following a 6-week trial in June/July 2018 (Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) and Others v (1) Natwest Markets Plc and (2) Mercuria Energy Europe Trading Limited [2020] EWHC 546 (Ch)).
  • Acting for a household name Plc in a successful action, where the Commercial Court found that its former CEO had been validly removed from the Board and dismissed as an employee of the Company in June 2018, in a judgment which considered the responsibilities of directors in their interactions with the board and with shareholders (Stobart Group Limited v William Andrew Tinkler [2019] EWHC 258 (Comm)).
  • Acting for the five lead case LLPs in an appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) concerning the commercial analysis and tax treatment of payments made by “Icebreaker” LLPs involved in the creative industries where the amount at stake was c. £350m (Acornwood LLP and Others v HMRC [2016] UKUT 0361 (TCC)).