Advisory board bios
Ros has acted on a number of the largest claims heard by the English courts in recent years. Clients praise her leadership skills and tenacity, with Chambers UK reporting that she will "fight to the last to help her clients".
Ros has particular expertise in complex fraud and asset tracing litigation. She has obtained and defended many freezing orders, as well as search and seizure orders, third party disclosure orders and gagging orders. She is recognised for her civil fraud expertise in the current editions of both The Legal 500 and Chambers.
She has broad experience of financial services litigation, including cases relating to loans, derivatives and investment advisory services. Many of her cases involve complex fraud claims arising out of banking and other corporate insolvencies.
Her clients include companies and their directors, insolvency practitioners, and high net worth individuals. Most of her cases are international, and she has particular expertise in cases originating from Russia, CIS and other emerging markets. She has extensive experience of disputes involving offshore structures and parallel litigation in jurisdictions such as BVI, Cyprus, Cayman, Mauritius and the Isle of Man.
Ros is a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience before the English High Court.
"She's absolutely amazing – very intelligent and innovative in her thinking"Chambers UK 2015
I joined Olswang's Commercial litigation team in 2013 and advise on all aspects of commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on civil fraud. I frequently act for both claimants and defendants in high value multi jurisdictional disputes. In recent years I have has acted extensively for Yukos in a variety of litigation around the world and in London and have also acted in the BTB and Okrite Bank litigation in the London Commercial Court and worked on the Irish bank Resolution Corporation special liquidation..I am listed as a leading individual for civil fraud in both Chambers and Legal 500.Chambers 2014 describes me as someone who is "always thinking outside the box and always trying to find an answer with an eye on what's practical." Chambers 2015 states that I "frequently act[s] for defendants and claimants in multi-jurisdictional disputes and maintain[s] a good reputation in the field." Legal 500 2014 says that I have "the unerring ability to quickly grasp the important issue of a case." Legal 500 2015 says that Olswang "was boosted by the arrival of the ‘brilliant' Bernard O’Sullivan.
Rebecca Hume handles international judgment enforcement, fraud and asset tracing, insolvency litigation, complex commercial disputes, and joint venture and partnership disputes.
Her practice covers both offshore and onshore regions, and she represents shareholders and other stakeholders in both solvent and insolvent liquidations. She also regularly represents clients in high-stakes shareholder disputes including dissenters' rights matters.
Ms. Hume represents interests in the Cayman Islands and the UK in disputes related to the financial services and insurance industries, among others. Working frequently with onshore co-counsel, particularly in the United States, Ms. Hume strategizes to find creative, multijurisdictional solutions to recover assets for clients who include trustees, investors, creditors, managers, and independent directors of distressed investment funds. She also advocates for financial institutions and governments.
Global Arbitration Review recognized Ms. Hume as a leading lawyer in asset recovery, describing her as a “dedicated professional” for her work in the Cayman Islands
David is an insolvency practitioner at KPMG