Felicity Potter Associate

Felicity focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes, multi-jurisdictional disputes and international arbitration.

She has experience representing and advising clients in various arbitral forums (such as the ICC, LCIA, NAI, LMAA, investor-state arbitrations and ad hoc arbitrations) and regularly represents clients in cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and various off-shore jurisdictions. Felicity has experience working on a wide variety of matters including large value fraud claims, contractual disputes, financial disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, corporate investigations, competition law disputes, international judgment enforcement and bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Felicity is also a Solicitor-Advocate and has appeared on behalf of clients in arbitral matters. 

Felicity is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), Young Member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitrations (ITA), member of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, and a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.

Felicity has been ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ by Chambers and Partners UK for her work in civil fraud litigation.

Experience

Representation of a client in relation to a multi-million dollar arbitration before the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) in respect of a large cement plant in Eastern Europe.  Successful Awards were obtained following evidentiary hearings in Amsterdam and Paris.

Representation of Vincent Tchenguiz and his interests in a very high profile £2.2 billion Commercial Court action against Kaupthing Bank hf, Grant Thornton UK LLP and others.

Representation of a US company in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration proceedings with a Paris seat.

Representation of an technology company in a large arbitration involving a multi-million pound claim concerning a breach of a project agreement.  This included representation in quantum proceedings following a successful liability award.

Representation of multi-national Energy company in relation to the international enforcement of BIT arbitration award.

Representation of a Cayman Islands fund in connection with matters in the courts of the Cayman Islands and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York relating to attempts by the Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to recover losses arising from the Bernard L. Madoff "Ponzi scheme."

Representation of an Energy company in matters in various jurisdictions against multiple Defendants in connection with a fraudulent judgment.

Representation of a government client in enforcing judgments of more than US $120 million against assets and defendants in multiple jurisdictions including the United States, the Caribbean and Asia

. Representation of the bankruptcy estate of a Hong Kong company in relation to tracing and recovery of US $200 million+ allegedly transferred from the company, involving work in both BVI and Cayman Islands including pursuing injunctive relief against Hong Kong-based company directors from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Representation of a Cayman Islands limited partnership operating in China in exploring possible litigation options designed to prevent loss of corporate control under the terms of a complex financial transaction.

Representation of a U.S. based hedge fund in litigation in England relating to alleged improprieties by the fund's prime broker in issuing margin calls and alleged breaches of margin and financing under an International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) securities lending agreement, with more than £50 million in controversy.

Represented a US company in a successful application for a freezing order in the English High Court in support of principal proceedings in the US in relation to allegations of a fraudulent transfer of money.

Representation of a European financial services company in two adversary proceedings relating to recovery of fraudulent conveyances of US $12 million+.

Representation of a client in relation to potential Arbitration proceedings under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules with respect to a breach of contract relating to feasibility studies and mining licenses in Africa.

Represented a large multinational technology corporation and its European subsidiaries in High Court proceedings involving cartel allegations.

Representation of a UK pharmaceutical company in relation to the termination of a distribution agreement for distribution of its products by a Canadian company.

Representation of an  audit committee in the internal accounting investigation of a New York Stock Exchange listed company and a related U.S. Securities and Exchange Investigation.

Represented a Jersey trust in a large, a multi-million pound fraud claim issued in the High Court against multiple defendants relating to the sale of shares in a dot-com company.

Represented a Hong Kong software development company in relation to the purported termination by a leading international bank of an IT services agreement.

Represented a Swiss biosciences company in connection with a breach of contract claim arising from a joint-venture arrangement for the development of products. 

Represented a UK broadcasting company against an information technology services provider in a large claim for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract in connection with the failure to implement a new customer relationship management system.  Following a lengthy trial a successful judgment was obtained and  a multi-million pound quantum amount agreed.

Regularly represents and advises clients in relation to arbitral forums and dispute resolution clauses as well a breach of contract and termination.

Regularly represents and advises clients in minority shareholder claims such as unfair prejudice petitions and breach of Director’s duties.

  • Solicitor, Queensland, Australia
  • Solicitor Advocate Civil, England & Wales
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Solicitor, High Court of Australia
  • The University of Queensland-Australia, LLM, Corporate and Commercial Law, 2005
  • The University of Queensland-Australia, LLB, Law, 2001
  • The University of Queensland-Australia, BA, Government, 2000

Named as an “Associate to Watch,” Civil Fraud, Chambers & Partners UK, 2011-2013

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