Joseph Lewin
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Joseph Lewin

Associate
lewin.joseph@dorsey.com
London P +44 (0)20 7031 3794 F +44 (0)20 7031 3799

Overview

Joseph is an associate in the Trial Group in London.
Joseph focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on high value cross border dispute resolution.

Education & Admissions

BPP Law School, London (Graduate Diploma in Law, 2008)

SOAS University of London (Diploma in Japanese, 2007)

Exeter University (B.A., English, 2005), First Class, with Dean’s Commendation

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Tchenguiz & others -v- Grant Thornton UK LLP & others: acting for Grant Thornton in the defence of two high profile claims brought by the Tchenguiz brothers in the Commercial Court.
  • Slater & Gordon (UK) 1 Ltd -v- Watchstone Group Plc: Defending a listed public company in a high profile £637 million claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranty arising out of a sale of a number of its operating subsidiaries, and its counterclaim, leading to a successful settlement that was described by Legal Business Magazine as “a significant victory”.
  • Otello Corporation ASA -v- Moore Frères & Company and Last Lion Holdings Limited [2018] EWHC 2347 (Ch) – Acting for listed Norwegian software company Otello in its successful High Court action arising from Moore Frères’ attempts to block Otello from selling its minority shareholding in Last Lion for $53 million, with the case heard to an expedited timetable, with trial on liability ending under three months after commencement.
  • Watchstone Group Plc -v- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP: Acting for the claimant on a widely-reported £63 million claim against a former adviser, arising out of a 2015 transaction, for breach of contract, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duty and unlawful means conspiracy.
  • Advising an Italian company on a substantial real estate dispute relating to a large property formerly occupied by its UK subsidiary.
  • Acting for a Japanese sports media major in relation to a dispute with a joint venture partner regarding a multi-million dollar investment in a Singapore company.
  • Advising a client in the mining sector on approaches to third parties seeking to prevent the disposal and receipt of proceeds of a subsidiary mining entity.
  • Representing a BVI company in a series of complex linked LCIA arbitrations relating to ownership of a telecommunications company in a Central Asian republic, and, following the successful outcome, in the subsequent multi-million pound worldwide enforcement action.
  • Advising a leading British retail bank in an investigation by the UK government into the sale of PPI.
  • Acting for a Turkish state-owned enterprise in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration brought by a Dutch/Turkish joint venture company regarding construction works undertaken on a section of the strategically important Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, and representing that entity in enforcement proceedings in Jersey.
  • Acting for an aircraft leasing company in an arbitral dispute in relation to the leasing of an aircraft to a Siberian air carrier.
  • Advising a leading Japanese high tech manufacturer in a tax dispute arising from an intellectual property transaction with a Dutch counterparty.
  • Defending one of the top English universities in a biotech procurement challenge in the Technology and Construction Court by an unsuccessful tenderer.
  • Acting for one of the largest British investment banks on a number of investigations arising from the creation of electronic communications, including regulatory advice.
  • Advising a Russian individual in relation to threatened attempts by the Russian Federation to extradite him.
  • Advising a Brazilian construction company in relation to potential ICC proceedings against a Chinese manufacturing company regarding a tax indemnity.

News & Resources

Articles

UK Supreme Court decides important judgment on Business Interruption Insurance
Implied Duty of Rationality in Commercial Contracts
UK FCA's Business Interruption Insurance Test Case Decided by High Court
UK Supreme Court Gives Landmark Ruling on Reflective Loss
UK High Court Considers What Amounts to a Waiver of Privilege in Recent Case
UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 Update
UK Business Interruption Policies and COVID-19
Enforcing Contractual Obligations – What To Do If Business Debts Are Unpaid: A Quick Guide
COVID-19 Pandemic – What Should I Do if My Counterparty to an Important Contract is Applying Pressure to Change Our Agreement?
Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Employer Liability
COVID-19 Pandemic – What Should I Do if a Transaction that I Have Been Negotiating Suddenly Collapses?
High Court Refuses to Adjourn Trial Because the Recent COVID-19 Legislation Indicates that Hearings Should Proceed Using Remote Technology
What Should I Do if Government Lockdowns or Supply Shortages Mean that I Can No Longer Supply a Client with Goods or Services Under a Contract?
Contractual Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Can it Excuse a Business from Performance of Contractual Obligations Under Contracts Governed by English Law?
Legal Advice Privilege and In-house Practice: Court of Appeal Provides Welcome Guidance
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2019
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - December 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - November 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - October 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - September 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - August 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - July 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - June 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - May 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - April 2018

Industries & Practices

Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
International Arbitration & Litigation
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Mining
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
Joseph Lewin