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Annabel Treadgold's practice focuses on multijurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on disputes arising out of the energy and construction sectors and on complex civil fraud and asset recovery matters. Annabel is recognized as a Next Generation Partner in commercial litigation by The Legal 500 (2021-2024), is named as a "Future Leader in Commercial Litigation" by Who's Who Legal (UK) (2022-2023), and is ranked in Chambers UK in civil fraud (2021-2024).

Annabel's energy and construction experience includes acting for an owner in a defective design and construction claim, including issues of fire safety; advising a global construction company in disputes arising out of the construction of an oil refinery in the Middle East; advising in a dispute relating to the operation of floating offshore production facilities; acting in construction arbitrations arising out of onshore and offshore oil and gas projects in Western Australia; and acting in various joint venture disputes relating to mining operations in Western Australia.

Annabel's civil fraud and commercial disputes experience includes acting for a listed company in relation to a significant fraud involving approximately 30 jurisdictions; advising a high net worth individual in multijurisdictional fraud proceedings; acting for a Middle Eastern bank in its recovery proceedings, including injunctions in England, Jersey, and France; advising the liquidators of a group of companies in their claims against a former director and shareholder; acting in US$50 million asset tracing proceedings in which worldwide freezing orders, search orders, and asset disclosure orders were obtained; and acting in a joint venture dispute involving proceedings in England, the Caribbean, and Switzerland.

Annabel has practiced in London, Perth, and Singapore.


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Heda Airlines Limited defeats claim arising out of interpretation of English law governed loan agreementJones Day advised Heda Airlines Limited in relation to a claim brought by a lender under an English law governed loan agreement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.