Claire Freeman advises a broad range of clients on complex commercial, financial and civil fraud litigation matters. She also has experience of third party litigation funding and arbitration.
Claire has significant trial experience and specialises in cross-border litigation.
- Advising clients on a range of post-closing disputes, including breach of warranty claims and completion accounting disputes.
- Advising lessors on disputes in the aviation sector, often arising in the context of troubled airlines and including, for example, cross-border enforcement and recovery issues.
- Advising clients on force majeure claims, including preparing risk mitigation plans and advising directors on their fiduciary duties.
- Acting for a private equity firm in cross-border disputes regarding the collapse of a Greek telecommunications operator. The matter involves various claims in multiple jurisdictions in relation to a refinancing transaction
- Advising a private equity firm in relation to a major shareholder dispute. The matter involves litigation across multiple jurisdictions and multiple arbitrations
- Advising a sovereign wealth fund in relation to an arbitration and investigations in multiple jurisdictions associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds
- Acting for a pharmaceutical company in relation to claims brought by a large generic medicines business in the English High Court for breach of contract, economic duress, the tort of intimidation and conspiracy in relation to the manufacture of a drug
- Advising a private individual in relation to a family dispute involving claims that the defendants wrongfully conspired to deprive the claimant and her father of money, rights and interests
- Acting for an aircraft finance company in an English Court of Appeal case relating to the duties of a mortgagee
- Acting for a bank in relation to an arbitration concerning an investment in India
- Acting for a hedge fund in relation to a dispute brought by a wealthy individual in the Commercial Court. The case concerned the alleged misselling of a derivative product
- Secondment to a bank to conduct an internal investigation in order to identify and consider potential litigation and regulatory issues arising from a transaction where the bank had undertaken multiple roles across various departments of the bank
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Career and qualifications
- University of Sheffield (BA Law) 2004
- Joined Clifford Chance 2006
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2008
- Partner since 2020