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Adam Greaves

Adam Greaves


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Adam is a partner in our London Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Adam advises on a range of complex commercial litigation and arbitration disputes with a particular interest in international cross-border asset tracing and recovery cases, shareholder disputes, product liability and professional negligence claims. Qualified for 30 years, Adam often project manages disputes in multiple jurisdictions, obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions and attachment orders.

Adam also advises and lectures on the UK’s Bribery Act 2010, including compliance, internal and criminal investigations, defence, and related civil claims.

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"Scope of expertise is remarkable"

Dispute Resolution/Commercial Litigation Legal 500

"London Super Lawyers"

Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters

"Legal Expert"

Commercial Litigation Legal Experts EMEA

Relevant experience

  • A client on international arbitration against the foreign government on breach of contract and tort claims for value in excess of $100m.
  • Shareholders on a $400m claim in relation to ownership of a mobile telephony company.
  • A foreign bank on the recovery of a $60m debt in which the security provided to the bank was fraudulent.
  • A number of defendants on a dispute with a Middle-Eastern royal family involving allegations of fraud, value $250m.
  • A mobile telephone manufacturer on a $2bn fraud by a Turkish industrialist family.
  • A ship owner on a $300m shipbuilding dispute.
  • Pension trustees on a highly complex cross-border $500m fraud.
  • A FTSE 100 house building company on a wide-ranging national and international corruption investigation.
  • Advising on several very large disputes relating to the "aluminium wars" in Russia involving staged bankruptcies, illegal share dilutions, corrupt local courts and other forms of corporate fraud.
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  • 1984 – Solicitors Finals, The College of Law, Guildford
  • 1983 – LL.B. Hons, The University of Essex, Colchester
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  • Member, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.
  • Committee Member, Commercial Litigators Forum
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Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Winter 2017/18)
05 Aug 19
Court of Ap­peal lays down new test for rec­ti­fic­a­tion of con­tracts...
The Court of Ap­peal has held that when con­sid­er­ing wheth­er or not a con­tract should be rec­ti­fied be­cause it does not re­flect the parties’ com­mon in­ten­tion, that in­ten­tion is to be judged sub­ject­ively...
31 Jul 19
Su­preme Court provides new test for non-party ac­cess to ma­ter­i­als...
The Su­preme Court has de­cided that, sub­ject to safe­guards re­gard­ing pro­por­tion­al­ity and the risk of harm to oth­ers, an as­bes­tos vic­tims’ sup­port group should be al­lowed to ac­cess all doc­u­ments re­ferred...
22 Jul 19
In­ad­equate reas­ons do not give rise to a freest­and­ing chal­lenge to...
The Com­mer­cial Court has held that an ar­bit­ra­tion tribunal’s fail­ure to ex­plain how it had val­ued a loss of chance claim did not of it­self con­sti­tute a reas­on for the un­suc­cess­ful party to chal­lenge...
21 May 19
Triple chal­lenge on grounds of ser­i­ous ir­reg­u­lar­ity fails to over­turn...
In an ap­peal in the case of Gracie v Rose [2019] EWHC 1176 (Ch), the High Court’s de­cision to dis­miss three chal­lenges to an ar­bit­ral award in a share­hold­ers’ agree­ment dis­pute has em­phas­ised:...
08 May 19
UK com­pan­ies can learn a lot from new US Pro­sec­utors’ Guid­ance on...
The Crim­in­al Di­vi­sion of the US De­part­ment of Justice (“DoJ”) has pub­lished up­dated guid­ance for pro­sec­utors on the Eval­u­ation of Cor­por­ate Com­pli­ance Pro­grams (“DoJ Guid­ance”). The DoJ Guid­ance...
18 Apr 19
Court of Ap­peal cla­ri­fies two key con­trac­tu­al law is­sues
In a case con­cern­ing a con­tract for the sup­ply of egg products, the Court of Ap­peal has cla­ri­fied two key con­trac­tu­al law is­sues: (1) the cor­rect test for in­duce­ment in cases of res­cis­sion for fraud­u­lent...
22 Mar 19
Court grants ac­cess to doc­u­ments for use in ar­bit­ral dis­cip­lin­ary...
In The Chartered In­sti­tute of Ar­bit­rat­ors v B and oth­ers [2019] EWHC 460 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court al­lowed a non-party to gain ac­cess to court doc­u­ments that were used in pro­ceed­ings to re­move an ar­bit­rat­or....
21 Mar 19
Su­per­charged crim­in­al dis­clos­ure or­ders to ob­tain over­seas data will...
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15 Mar 19
Com­mer­cial Court blocks for­eign pro­ceed­ings to in­val­id­ate an ar­bit­ra­tion...
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22 Feb 19
Leg­al ad­vice priv­ilege: Con­fid­en­ti­al­ity is not lost un­til a “sub­stan­tial...
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16 Oct 18
NCA res­ists first chal­lenge to Un­ex­plained Wealth Or­der
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