I am an associate in our Dispute Resolution team in London, advising our clients on contentious matters, often with a cross-border element, across a number of key sectors including life sciences and energy & utilities.

I have been involved in a wide range of High Court litigation, damages enquiries and appeals to the Court of Appeal. I have also been involved in a number of arbitrations (ICC, LCIA and ad-hoc), many of which involved legal issues arising out of complex technical contracts. I have experience of a wide range of interim relief applications including injunctions and anti-suit injunctions. Furthermore, I have assisted with regulatory enquiries (ICAEW, FRC, TDB and the Charity Commission) and general dispute resolution/avoidance work.

As an engineer, I take a particular interest in complex disputes in life sciences and those that require a deep technical understanding and industry knowledge. Before joining the team at Bird & Bird, I studied at a Higher Technical School for Industrial Engineering in Vienna, Austria. Later, I trained with Bird & Bird and was seconded to our Brussels Competition team before qualifying in 2014.

  • Acting for a large international company in relation to a confidential ICC arbitration arising from a development agreement with a technology start-up company. The arbitration is seated in Toronto. The dispute involves allegeations of misappropriations of IP, confidential information and trade secrets.
  • I was the lead associate in representing a client in a Damages Enquiry following a determination by the Court that the Defendant owed a fiduciary duty to the Claimant. By virtue of the breaches of fiduciary dity, the Defendant had made secret profits and benefitted from the confidential business investment plans and strategies for the use of ultrasound in late life oil and gas wells to enhance production. The matter involved numerous cross-border applications for evidence and deposition/cross-examination as well as complex evaluation expert evidence.
  • I was part of a team that represented a medical device company in a US$400 million claim under a damages enquiry. The counterparty claimed that they had wrongly been held off the market and that the markets were manipulated so that when their products launched they would be less competitive. Issues involved evidence on the prescription and tender market in 17 jurisdictions, expert evidence on pharmaceutical margins and local regulatory issues on medicines and devices.
  • Together with a cross-department team of partners and associates in our IP and DR teams, I defended a large healthcare company in an action by a biotechnology company. The dispute involved the alleged breach of a Collaboration & Licence Agreement for the development of pharmaceutical products in the fields of hard and soft tissue repair.
  • I have also gained experience of acting in cases involving allegations of fraud, such as for example advising on a multi-million pound claim relating to investments with allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, false accounting, constructive trusts and false guarantees.
  • Global Energy Horizons Corp. v Gray
  • Smith & Nephew Healthcare Limited & ors v Convatec Limited
  • Kuros Biosurgery AG v Baxter Healthcare Corporation & ors
  • Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA v Hin-Pro International Logistics Ltd
  • Solland International Ltd v Clifford Harris & Co
  • College of Law, LPC
  • University of Kent, LLB, Law
  • Universitaet Wien, Law
  • Technologisches Gewerbemuseum, Industrial Engineering
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2014