James Le Gallais

James Le Gallais

Special Counsel

James is a qualified barrister with experience and expertise in multi-jurisdictional allegations of commercial fraud and emergency interim remedies.

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  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA)
  • Bar Association from Commerce, Finance and Industry (BACFI)

James trained and qualified as a barrister, spending six years practising from chambers in Inner Temple, before joining Peters & Peters in 2012.

His practice has focussed on large scale commercial litigation, with clients ranging from high net worth individuals to global businesses. James is also used to acting against banks and other major financial institutions. James is currently acting for a large group of investors in “film schemes”, who are alleging fraudulent misrepresentation against those responsible for designing the schemes. Previous cases have included a number of long running connected claims in the Commercial Court relating to a LSE listed Kazakh manufacturing and Russian oil businesses, which are subject to Kazakh law and have an aggregate value of over US$400 million; internal investigations on behalf of major city financial institutions and FTSE 100 companies which included obtaining emergency freezing and disclosure orders; and acting in connection with an administration order made in respect of an investment bank under the Special Administration regime.

James regularly publishes articles on topics relevant to his practice in both the industry press and more broadly (most recently in City AM on banks’ reaction to new money laundering rules). He is an active member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), sitting on the Commercial Fraud, Litigation and International Arbitration Commissions, and is also a member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA) and the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry (BACFI).

To contact James please call:

+44 (0)20 7822 7781

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