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Charlotte Bhania
Senior Associate
0207 842 1657
Languages:
English
A commercial litigator with broad international experience, Charlotte advises clients on high-value, complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. Having spent two years living and working in Dubai, she brings in-depth knowledge of disputes in the GCC and wider Middle East.

Charlotte is experienced in commercial litigation before the English and DIFC Courts, and has acted before numerous international arbitration institutions. Alongside her work with clients from the Middle East, Charlotte has acted for multiple CIS clients.

Notable experience
  • Acting for the Republic of Cuba and Banco Nacional de Cuba defending a €70 million claim.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern client in a USD $170 million shareholder dispute before the LCIA.
  • Acting for a Saudi conglomerate claimant in multiple fraud and arbitration claims across several jurisdictions.
  • Acting for trustees in a seven-jurisdiction trust dispute concerning USD $500 million of trust assets.
  • Acting for a defendant to a USD $300 million claim (Tatneft –v- Bogolubov and others) in the Commercial Court in London.
  • Representing clients before the DIFC Courts on various matters including challenging orders for recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards, obtaining anti-suit injunctions and on cases relating to sovereign immunity, conflict of laws and construction disputes.
  • Acting on various construction and commercial arbitrations across the Middle East.
  • Representing a defendant in a High Court claim under s.90 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
  • Undertaking a six-month, in-house secondment with a global provider of electronic payment and transaction processing solutions.
  • Assisting on a US$1 billion breach of warranty claim between CIS parties before the LCIA.
  • Acting for a Part 20 Defendant in an antitrust follow-on damages claim before the English High Court, arising from a European Commission Decision.
  • Assisting a number of international financial institutions in Europe and the Middle East in relation to multi-agency inquiries, including conducting internal investigations into alleged violations of US sanctions and reporting to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury and the US Department of Justice.
  • Acting for athletes and a National Olympic Committee in disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Background
Charlotte studied applied economics at the University of St Andrews (MA Hons) and completed her GDL and LPC (LLB) at the College of Law, London. She qualified with Squire Patton Boggs LLP, London in 2012, before joining Addleshaw Goddard in Dubai in 2016. She has been part of the PCB Byrne team since June 2018. Charlotte is a member of the ICC – Young Arbitrators Forum, Young International Arbitration Group and the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
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