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Annabel Treadgold's practice is focused on multijurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on complex fraud and asset tracing matters and disputes arising out of the infrastructure, energy, and resources sectors.

Annabel's recent experience includes advising a listed company in relation to a very significant fraud involving approximately 30 jurisdictions; advising the Bin Mahfouz family on its US$50 million asset tracing proceedings in which worldwide freezing orders, search orders, and asset disclosure orders were obtained; advising the liquidators of Angel Group in its claims against its former director and shareholder; acting in a complex multijurisdictional dispute relating to a joint venture for the redevelopment of a Caribbean island; and advising on a dispute concerning the liabilities resulting from the operation of a floating production storage and offloading facility. Annabel also completed a six-month secondment at an oil and gas major in Singapore in 2016 and 2017, where she was involved in litigation and arbitration across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Prior to joining the Firm, Annabel primarily acted in disputes in the mining, energy, and infrastructure industries, including various construction arbitrations arising out of significant onshore and offshore oil and gas projects in Western Australia giving rise to delay, quantum, and force majeure claims; acting in litigation arising out of the interpretation of various joint venture and royalty agreements in the mining industry; and in a complex merits review of an access arrangement determination by the Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia.


  • Global construction company seeks counsel in US$400 million ICC arbitration arising out of oil refinery project in Middle EastJones Day is advising a global construction company in relation to Swiss law, Swiss seated arbitrations against international oil companies arising out of the construction of an oil refinery in the Middle East.
  • Publicly listed company pursues claims relating to multi-jurisdictional fraud arising from AsiaJones Day is acting for a large publicly listed company in relation to a significant multi-jurisdictional fraud arising out of one of its manufacturing plants in Asia.
  • Kazakh bank pursues US$30 million fraud claims in England and WalesJones Day acts for a Kazakh bank in tracing assets and pursuing claims in England and Wales arising out of a significant fraud perpetrated against the bank valued at approximately US$30 million.
  • Joint administrators of Angelic Interiors seek insolvency advice relating to Triangle Site assetsJones Day acted for the joint administrators of Angelic Interiors Limited (in administration) in relation to a number of applications made under the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • High net worth family seeks counsel on settlement affecting worldwide assetsJones Day provided advice in relation to the enforcement of a multibillion dollar judgment against an ultra high net worth family with assets settled on multiple trusts throughout the world, including in relation to worldwide freezing and receivership orders over trust companies and their assets in the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands.
  • Angel Group liquidators succeed in claims worth over £10m against former director and sole shareholderJones Day acted for the joint liquidators of the Angel Group in respect of claims worth over £10 million for breach of trust and fiduciary duties against Julia Davey (the former director and sole shareholder of the Angel Group).
  • Sheikh Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz secures committal order in culmination of €35 million asset tracing litigationJones Day successfully represented Sheikh Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz and his family in proceedings against Mr. Muhaned Farid Mahmoud El-Rashid.
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