Natalie is a partner specialising in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation including cases involving fraud, corruption and bribery. She has experience in litigation and arbitration involving contractual, partnership, shareholder, joint venture disputes and banking litigation. She has a wide range experience of using civil law remedies such as injunctions, freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and charging orders in order to assist in the recovery of assets.
Prior to joining PCB Litigation in September 2018, Natalie was part of the commercial disputes team at a London City firm where she predominantly acted for clients in the financial, energy and leisure sectors. She has acted on one of The Lawyer top 20 cases of 2014 involving the Blue Skye Investment Group which was facing allegations of inter alia fraud, conspiracy and unlawful interference. She acted for one of the first Eastern European oligarchs in a dispute involving bribery and corruption of foreign public officials and for a Trustee in bankruptcy in the largest fraudulent investment (Ponzi) scheme to hit Jamaica. She has broad experience acting for different clients ranging from a pensions provider subject to a pensions liberation fraud, minority shareholders in a large high street retail brand, to an investment bank in claims for fees owed for substantial M&A transaction work. Since joining PCB Litigation, she has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional asset tracing case including obtaining extensive Worldwide Freezing, Search, Disclosure and Passport Surrender Orders in one of Russia’s biggest ever bank frauds, a case involving a Russian bank. The Orders were granted by the English High Court, freezing the defendant’s worldwide assets up to £1.34 billion.
Having authored numerous articles for publications, she is also a member of Lexis PSL’s Case Analysis Expert Panel on Dispute Resolution and is co-editor of the England and Wales chapter of ‘Enforcement of Foreign Judgements’ (published by Kluwer Law International). Her professional memberships include the Asset Recovery Next Gen Association, the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and the London Solicitors Litigation Association.
Natalie qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales in 2005 and obtained a LLB Law with German Law Hons.
What the directories say
In the 2020 edition of the Legal 500, Natalie is identified as a key individual for civil fraud.