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SOPHIE ADAMS

Associate
+44 20 3189 4209

Sophie joined Grosvenor Law in 2019, prior to which she worked at other London firms ranked in the directories for their work in commercial litigation and civil fraud.

Sophie has experience of a wide range of large scale, high value, multi-jurisdictional, complex commercial disputes involving but not limited to shareholder disputes, Worldwide Freezing Orders, proprietary injunctions and unfair prejudice petitions. She has worked with a number of clients in relation to allegations of fraud, corruption and bribery and has also regularly advised clients in FinTech and investment businesses.

Examples of Sophie’s recent work include:

– Acting for an anonymised defendant in the Libyan Investment AuthoritySociété Générale & Ors case, touted by The Lawyer as one of the top 20 cases of 2017. The case against her client was discontinued on what would have been the second day of trial and the client’s costs of the proceedings were paid

– Acting for clients defending serious allegations of fraud and dishonesty and subject to a Worldwide Freezing Order, which included successfully fighting an interlocutory application at hearing

– Advised the claimant in Motortrak LtdFCA Australia Pty Ltd proceedings concerning the repudiatory breach of an agreement procured by bribery and the impact of affirmation on damages

– Advised a number of clients, including major international corporates and investment houses, in relation to various commercial disputes in the financial services sphere, often involving the recovery of sums due pursuant to contract and recovery of damages as a result of breach of contract

– Acting for a defendant in the notable case of Republic of Djibouti & OrsBoreh & Ors which involved a number of multi-jurisdictional issues including the involvement of the UAE Ministry of Justice.

Sophie is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association, the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association, the Fraud Women’s Network and the Future Fraud Professional’s Network.