Gary has a well-developed practice in the area of contentious company law, with a particular expertise in shareholder disputes, including s994 petitions.
Cases and Work of Note
Acting for the Claimant in a claim on a compromise agreement involving a share buyback scheme sought to be impugned by the Defendant on the grounds of illegality/public policy.
Acted for the respondents to a s994 petition in a substantial family company which raises interesting questions of the reasonableness of low or no dividend policies and the extent of rights of substantial non-director shareholders in the context of family companies but outside of the context of quasi-partnerships.
Acted for the trustees of a will trust in respect of a claim to the beneficial ownership of shares in a property company on resulting trust/tracing principles in respect of funds invested without their knowledge or permission.
Acted for the respondents to a S994 petition in a successful strike-out application in the light of an expert determination clause in a shareholders’ agreement.
Acted for the defendant in a shareholders’ dispute involving the fight for control of a significant technology company and its subsidiary, including in successful injunctive proceedings to prevent a company meeting taking place and to prevent further shares from being issued diluting the defendant’s interest, and thereafter in a successful strikeout application.
Acted for the applicant in a bitterly fought S994 petition involving a multi-million-pound quasi-partnership, due to be tried over 2 weeks and which settled the door of the court on favourable terms.
Acted for a former Defendant finance director of a company relating to the AIM listing of the company in proceedings brought against him by his professional body.