Fred Thorling is an associate in the litigation practice with particular experience of high-value cross-border litigation and arbitration.

Practice & Background

Mr. Thorling’s case experience includes complex commercial and financial disputes, often involving substantial international fraud.

Representative Matters

Mr. Thorling’s recent engagements include:

  • acting for a major Middle Eastern property development company and a Bahraini investment bank in a $1 billion English Commercial Court action involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy and breach of confidence
  • representing a GCC retail group in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the breakdown of a complex multijurisdictional joint venture
  • acting for a German public sector entity in defending a $200 million English Commercial Court claim pursued by a U.S. bank regarding collateralised debt obligations and bringing an additional claim for professional negligence against one of the world’s largest law firms
  • acting for a Russian oligarch in his multibillion-dollar claims against his former business partners for, among other things, breach of contract and breach of trust arising out of the privatisation and consolidation of the Russian oil and aluminium sectors
  • successfully acting for a major U.K. bank in the English Commercial Court in a contractual dispute regarding the synthetic securitisation of loan portfolios in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.