Chambers' clients range from individuals and SMEs to large corporations, from solo legal practitioners to international law firms.
Mrs Sjostrand accepts work directly from members of the public, companies and organisations (through Direct Access). Chambers also works, and over years has established professional links, with firms of solicitors, other barristers, foreign lawyers and other professionals in different countries.
English barristers are ideal work partners for companies and firms in need of English law expertise which may be lacking in-house
Dispute Resolution

 

 

  • Experienced counsel (sole and as member of cross-border legal teams) in English court proceedings and international arbitrations

  • General corporate and commercial law plus special expertise in jurisdictional challenges and other conflict of laws matters

  • Act as expert on English law in court proceedings outside of the UK

  • Accept appointments as an arbitrator

  • Included in the LCIA list of “neutrals” (arbitrators) and the ICAC list of recommended arbitrators (Kyiv, Ukraine)

  • Member of the Chancery Bar Association

 

Examples:
  • sole arbitrator in a breach of contract claim under the ICAC Rules (Ukraine, Kiev, 2021); 

  • English law expert in high-profile Russian Commercial Court proceedings concerning an option agreement in the context of acquisition of a Russian bank (2019);

  • counsel in a case concerning recognition and enforcement in the UK of an arbitration award made by the International Commercial Arbitration Court (“ICAC”) under the auspices of the Chamber of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow (2019);

  • counsel in a case concerning enforcement in England of a Freezing Order made by a Cypriot Court (2018);

  • co-counsel in Zavod Ekran OAO v Magneco Metrel UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 2208 (Comm), a high-profile case concerning recognition and enforcement in England of an arbitration award made by the ICAC (Moscow);

  • advisor to a Russian business owner in relation to various jurisdictional and choice of law matters in a potential claim for breach of joint venture;

  • English law expert in various court proceedings in Russia (such as enforcement proceedings between a major Russian industrial player and a foreign bank; breach of a commercial contract between a Russian company and a Cyprus-based group; breach of a loan agreement);

  • sole counsel for the Defendant in a multi-party arbitration case under the ICAC Rules (Moscow) concerning allegations of breach of a joint venture/ shareholders’ agreement;

  • sole counsel for the Claimant in LCIA arbitration (breach of a share purchase/ joint venture agreement); negotiating and drafting a composite settlement agreement;

  • sole counsel for celebrity dancers in a High Court action for breach of contract;

  • co-counsel in a LMAA arbitration case concerning, amongst others, issues of arbitrability and anti-arbitration injunctions;

  • member of cross-border legal teams in Tajik Aluminium Plant v Ermatov and Others (2006), High Tech International AG v Deripaska (2006), Ashton Investments Ltd v OJSC Russian Aluminium (2006), Cherney v Deripaska (2006-2007, 2011), ADI v Russpetsstal (2010)

Transactional/ M&A
  • Advise on various aspects of commercial contracts, joint ventures and M&A transactions (their legal status, terms and enforceability)

  • Draft contractual documents

  • Assist in negotiations

  • Member of International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers (IFSEA)

 

Examples:
  • Advising a Ukrainian client in relation to enforceability and legal effect of various loan and compromise agreements;

  • Advising a Ukrainian client in relation to various company law matters;

  • ​Advising a SME from Ukraine in respect of business assets acquisition;

  • Advising a Russian investment company on disclosure in the context of a M&A project;

  • Legal due diligence of contracts for a major bank in Kazakhstan for the purpose of financing an infrastructure project;

  • Advising a German software company on a prospective JV for the purpose of establishing business operations in Russia;

  • Advising a leading Russian technology development company on an investment (M&A) project over a period of several months and assisting with drafting complex contractual documents.

Other advisory 

  • Advise on strategies, resources and budgets for cases and projects

  • Assist with building legal teams and recommend other professional resources as required

  • Advise business owners, executives, trustees, start-ups etc on various legal and business  matters and strategies

  • Assisting HNW individuals and Family Offices

  • Advise on setting up business in the UK (inward investment) and in the CIS (outward investment)

Examples:
  • Advising businesses on legal implications of adverse consequences of COVID-19 and available options/ strategies;

  • Advising an inward investor (commercial property sector)

  • Advising web-based start-ups on various legal and practical matters;

  • Advising a prospective trustee/ nominee shareholder on their legal position, rights and obligations;

  • Advising a Russian businessman on investment into and setting up a specific type of a regulated business in the UK.