Peters & Peters

Emma Ruane


Dual-qualified lawyer with particular experience in high-value, multi-jurisdictional civil fraud and competition litigation.

Emma trained with the firm, qualifying into the Fraud & Commercial Disputes team in 2010. Since then, she has worked on some of the most high-profile civil litigation matters in the firm, including a dispute over the sale of Formula One, allegations of share manipulation made against the CEO of one of Nigeria’s biggest banks and claims against pharmaceutical companies involved in anti-competitive behaviour.

Emma’s practice combines civil and competition litigation experience in multi-jurisdictional disputes. As a result, she is well versed in applying for and defending worldwide freezing injunctions, founding and challenging jurisdiction and managing large-scale disclosure exercises.

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7759
Case examples

Acting for the Republic of Mozambique in the US$2 billion “Tuna Bonds” Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse and Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest.

Acting for a major healthcare provider on a £250 million claim against a pharmaceutical company for breaches of EU and UK competition rules.

Acting for 140 claimants in a complex multi-party tax and fraud litigation.

Acting for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care against companies in the Reckitt Benckiser group, found by the Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) to have impeded market entry of a generic version of their blockbuster drug Gaviscon.

Represented German media group Constantin Medien in a much-publicised claim against Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone and in a dispute with German bank Bayerische Landesbank.