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Stephanie Cheung

Stephanie Cheung

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 The Avenue
Spinningfields
Manchester
M3 3AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

Stephanie is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration team. Stephanie handles a variety of commercial disputes and contractual claims and has gained notable litigation and judicial review experience advising businesses throughout the supply chain. As a trusted advisor to a number of well-known global brands in business, Stephanie’s career highlights include acting as the key litigation contact for a multinational conglomerate. In this role, Stephanie frequently advised on a range of high-value claims arising from the provision of electronic security solutions, fire protection and alarm monitoring products and services. 

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Relevant experience

  • A range of commercial contract / corporate transaction disputes and tortious claims.
  • Injunction applications - including advising a client in relation to an auction at Sotheby’s London, which received world-wide media attention following events which took place at the fall of the hammer and representing one of the UK’s fastest-growing multi-channel retail businesses in a significant dispute with one of its distributors. 
  • Novel major strategic litigation - including representing a leading company providing a variety of industrial services across the globe in multi-party litigation involving some of the largest insurance firms in the UK. Stephanie managed all stages of the litigation which spanned the course of 4 years including preparation of pleadings, disclosure, witness statements, expert evidence, interlocutory hearings and a 6 week trial and appeals to the Court of Appeal.
  • Court hearings including High Court trials, Court of Appeal hearings and hearings in the Administrative Court. 
  • Judicial review claims - including expediated proceedings and multi-party claims. Stephanie recently acted in a judicial review claim which involved more than 300 Interested Parties. Stephanie represented over 20 organisations in these proceedings which concerned the UK Government’s decision not to suspend the UK Capacity Markets following a decision of the European Courts.
  • International arbitration proceedings - recent experience includes acting on behalf of a client seeking over £20 million for services provided in relation to contracts for the supply of power generation units in Iraq.  
  • Public procurement challenges - Stephanie experience in this regard is bolstered by her in-house experience working at a key organisation responsible for managing the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.
  • Managing portfolios of claims - this includes acting on behalf of a multinational optical retail chain in a range of matters from disputes concerning complex joint venture partnership agreements through to day-to-day debt recovery matters.
  • Alternative dispute resolution including mediations - Stephanie’s experience includes assisting clients to settle disputes in various jurisdictions, she has recently advised a major health retailer on the settlement of a series of claims in the UK and Asia. This involved co-ordinating with foreign lawyers, analysing the various commercial and legal issues in dispute across the world, and the delivery of comprehensive legal and strategic advice including to the Board of the business. 
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Education

2009 – LL.B, University of Sheffield, Sheffield

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