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Leonie Ghirardi advises large corporations and individuals in a variety of disputes, including shareholder, corporate/commercial, fraud, asset tracing, and planning disputes. Leonie also has experience in commercial and investor state arbitration.

Leonie's recent experience includes advising: a large bank in obtaining injunctive relief in the United Kingdom in support of foreign proceedings relating to the nonpayment of significant loans; a listed company in a large fraud involving approximately 30 jurisdictions; the previous owner of a well-known English football club in a shareholder dispute with the club's current owners; and DB Symmetry in its successful appeal to the Court of Appeal involving public rights over key infrastructure for a new industrial development.


  • DB Symmetry wins in Court of Appeal, reversing statutory review judgment concerning public rights over key infrastructure for new industrial developmentJones Day represents DB Symmetry Ltd in a statutory review claim brought by Swindon Borough Council concerning public rights over key infrastructure for a new industrial development in Swindon, United Kingdom.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • GCA Altium acts as financial advisor to Project Sword Bidco Limited in £90 million acquisition of Catalis PlcJones Day advised GCA Altium as financial advisor to Project Sword Bidco Limited, a vehicle established by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital LLP, in connection with its £90 million acquisition of Catalis Plc, a provider of development, testing, and publishing services for the global video games market.
  • Goode Partners invests in Strong RootsJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC on its $18.3 million Series A investment in Strong Roots, the fastest growing food and beverage brand in the UK.
  • Trafigura acquires majority stake in Nyrstar operating businessJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the operating business of Nyrstar, a multi-billion dollar global metals business.
  • Blackstone Group invests €175 million (US$196.4 million) in Superbet RomaniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in its €175 million (US$196.4 million) minority equity investment in Superbet, the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania.
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