SophiaKinally

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5124

Sophia Kinally practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on civil fraud, asset tracing, and injunctive relief as well as on complex, cross-border disputes.

Her recent experience includes advising Arcadia Petroleum, a regulated crude oil trading company, in connection with its US$300m claim against former directors and associated companies for various dishonesty-based claims in the High Court. In connection with this matter, Sophia has worked on the resolution of the complex jurisdictional dispute brought by several of the defendants, which has involved a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and submissions before the UK Supreme Court.

In addition, Sophia has experience acting for a major corporation in connection with a high-profile and high-value multijurisdictional dispute regarding the allegedly corrupt sale of a lucrative oil exploration block in Nigeria; advising a regulated oil trading company in ongoing fraud proceedings it brought in Switzerland against members of its former management team; acting for a Manx company in connection with a contractual dispute relating to a US$19m financing of a Bombardier aircraft; and advising a high net worth individual in connection with a complex multijurisdictional fraud and asset tracing investigation.

Experience

  • Lucid Trustee Services Limited acts as agent and security agent in £450 million restructuring of Survitec GroupJones Day represented Lucid Trustee Services Limited, as agent and security agent, in connection with the £450 million debt and equity restructuring of the Survitec Group, a specialist in the manufacturing of survival and safety solutions in the marine, defense, aviation, and offshore industries in various jurisdictions.
  • 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.
  • Crude oil trading company brings fraud action in Switzerland against former directorsJones Day represents a regulated crude oil trading company in connection with ongoing fraud proceedings brought by it in Switzerland against a number of its former directors.
  • Arcadia Petroleum pursues fraud proceedings against former directorsJones Day represents Arcadia Petroleum Limited, a regulated crude oil trading company based in London (and other companies of its corporate group), in connection with ongoing High Court fraud proceedings brought by the Arcadia Group against a number of its former directors and associated companies.
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