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David Johnson
Associate
07436911080
Languages:
English
With wide experience in contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters, David focuses his expertise on advising clients in complex insolvency and fraud cases.

David supports insolvency officeholders in all aspects of their appointments, and has advised on complex issues such as asset tracing, international enforcement, cross-border recognition and trust disputes. He also brings broad experience in general fraud claims, and in obtaining and challenging freezing injunctions.

Notable experience
  • Advised liquidators of a company engaged in MTIC fraud in claims in excess of £60 million against the company’s former directors and connected parties.
  • Obtained freezing orders, proprietary orders and ancillary asset disclosure orders against respondents in six foreign jurisdictions, in support of claims brought by liquidators with an aggregate value in excess of £40 million.
  • Advised administrators with respect to a £70 million preference alleged to have arisen from a complex financial restructuring.
  • Acted for the trustees in bankruptcy of a former high-net-worth individual in a bankruptcy spanning ten jurisdictions and involving complex offshore structures.
  • Assisted the liquidators of an English company in bringing claims in excess of £40 million in Singapore and Hong Kong and obtaining ancillary freezing and asset disclosure orders.
  • Advised the victims of a €200 million investment fraud with respect to cross-border insolvency issues and claims against directors and banks.
  • Advised liquidators with respect to claims in excess of £20 million to recover void post-petition dispositions.
  • Assisting officeholders in obtaining Chapter 15 recognition in order to obtain information and pursue substantive actions in the USA.
Background
David trained and qualified in the restructuring and insolvency department of a commercial law firm, gaining broad experience in insolvency and specialising in contentious matters. David has a degree in law from Newcastle University and completed a secondment at a FTSE 250 energy company.
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