TREVOR MASCARENHAS – PARTNER
“Trevor is a lawyer of the highest intellectual ability who has a mastery of his cases. He is a dream solicitor for any barrister.”
A leading QC
Trevor Mascarenhas has been heavily involved in all aspects of commercial and fraud dispute resolution since joining the firm as a trainee following degrees in Mathematics at Cambridge University and in Law at London University. He has an excellent reputation for coordinating proceedings in numerous countries.
Trevor has extensive experience across a wide range of commercial dispute resolution, fraud and asset tracing cases, including professional negligence claims, landlord & tenant litigation and shareholder disputes (such as advising on the prospective litigation arising from the merger between Lloyds Bank and HBOS).
His cases involve a wide range of industry sectors including banking, mining, oil and gas, telecommunications, professional services and real estate, acting for both Claimants and Defendants.
He has coordinated proceedings in numerous countries including, in several cases, obtaining and simultaneously serving freezing orders and similar injunctive relief in jurisdictions such as BVI, Cayman, Belize, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, Jersey, Guernsey and Cyprus, as well as England.
Among his most notable cases have been Abela v Baadarani  UKSC 44; Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co v Al Refai  EWHC 3539 (Comm); Royal Westminster Investments SA v Varma  EWHC 3439 (Ch); VTB Capital v Nutritek  EWCA Civ 808; VTB Capital Plc v Malofeev  EWCA Civ 1252; Jeninington v Assaubayev  EWHC 2351 (Click link for more details)
Trevor regularly wins plaudits from clients and the legal directories and was named as a leader in the field of asset recovery in the International Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2015. He has been described as ‘phenomenally intelligent’, a ‘superb litigation strategist,’ ‘a clever and imaginative lawyer’, ‘a real detail person who can drill down into issues’, ‘a fantastic thinker who is always full of ideas’ and ‘a real thinker who comes up with solutions that are outside of the box and who will go the extra mile.’ (Chambers). Also as ‘a genius’ with a ‘fine intellect’ and an ‘outstanding lawyer and strategist’, who is ‘extremely bright and user-friendly’ and ‘leaves no stone unturned’ (Legal 500).
Trevor is a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
He has written numerous articles and papers for publications such as the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Trust Law International, International Company and Commercial Law Review, European Lawyer, New Law Journal, Legal Business and the E-Commerce Law Reports.