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Profile: Commercial Disputes
Reuben has a busy commercial practice relating to many different types of commercial contract, including sale of goods or supply of services, IT, business sale agreements, restrictive covenants and shareholders’ agreements. He is particularly in demand for disputes requiring pre-emptive or injunctive relief, such as freezing orders, search orders or interim injunctions, and those involving fiduciary or equitable obligations.
Cases and Work of Note
- In the Matter of Caremark Properties Limited (2015): Acted for one partner to a failed joint venture. The dispute centred on the construction of agreements between the joint venture companies and the other joint venture partner, and that partner’s to charge the joint venture companies for services provided to them.
- Advising a majority shareholder in an IT company in relation to breaches by a minority shareholder of the shareholders’ agreement and other agreements with the company relating to the provision of software and development services. Issues included the extent to which the shareholder had any direct claim, questions of reflective loss, and whether a derivative claim would be barred by the terms of the shareholders’ agreement.
- TCG Consulting Partners LLC v Drew (2014): Acted for a multinational travel consultancy in the recovery of wrongfully abstracted fees. Successfully settled following the return date of a freezing order.
- Halton v Dhanani (2012): Together with Jeremy Cousins QC acted for a former director seeking to claim share options and phantom share options worth approximately £2.5m following his departure from employment.
- Také Ltd v BSM Marketing Ltd & Anr  EWCA Civ 45,  All ER (D) 99 (Feb): Appeal to the Court of Appeal in relation to the assessment of damages for an agent’s breach of fiduciary duty. The appeal concerned the correct approach to determining damages for loss of a chance.