Emma Ruane

Emma Ruane

Of Counsel

Emma’s experience is in fraud and competition law with particular interest in cases litigated in the High Court which are also of interest to the criminal and regulatory authorities in the UK and abroad. Emma was quoted in Legal 500 (2015) as being “Very Sharp”

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  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • British Nigeria Law Forum (Co-Treasurer)
  • Law Society’s International Action Team
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association – Young Lawyers
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)

Emma has extensive expertise in civil fraud litigation, in particular obtaining and defending worldwide freezing injunctions. As a result of her work on behalf of the Department of Health, Emma has experience in litigating private damages actions in competition cases alleging abuse of dominant position and entry into anti-competitive arrangements. In the competition litigation practice area, Legal 500 described Emma as “very sharp”.

Emma’s work often involves cross-border or international elements: amongst other things Emma was part of the team that defended the former CEO of what was Nigeria’s fourth largest bank, conducting 2 weeks of the trial of the claim in Lagos. Emma has also assisted in the taking of evidence from witnesses in Nigeria, made representations on behalf of clients at the United Nations In New York and drafted evidence in support of an anti-suit injunction seeking to prevent the continuation of a claim filed in Israel.

Emma was called to the New York Bar in February 2012. Emma is also a member of the committee of the British Nigeria Law Forum, which provides business, networking and educational opportunities for members and friends in the UK and Nigeria.

Emma has contributed to the Law Digest (Africa’s premier law journal) and has co-authored chapters of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2014 and the 2016 Asset Recovery guide to Getting the Deal Through.

To contact Emma please call:

+44 (0)20 7822 7759

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