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Nathaniel P. Barber
Lawyer
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6588
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6588

Nathaniel Barber is an English barrister who advises in cross-border commercial litigation, contentious financial services regulation and civil fraud. He also has experience in insolvency disputes and in enforcing judgments and arbitration awards.

Mr. Barber has several years of experience with the London-based Financial Conduct Authority. In particular, with the FCA Enforcement Division and the Regulatory Decisions Committee Secretariat. This included involvement in several multijurisdictional investigations, working closely with overseas regulators. He had handled cases within the RDC Secretariat and advised on authorizations and enforcement disputes; frequently with overseas aspects.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Barber was also called to the Bar at The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.

 

 

Admissions

  • Barrister, England & Wales

Education

  • University of Durham, LLB

Accolades

  • Prince of Wales Bar Professional Training Course Scholarship, Gray's Inn (2011-2012)

Select Engagements

  • Representation of a Fortune 50 company in implementing a global insolvency and enforcement strategy against a company accused of funding and supporting a multibillion-dollar fraud.
  • Representation of NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan’s predominant mobile telephone provider, in enforcing a US $1.2 billion London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration award against Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company for India’s top business conglomerate Tata Group, and culminating in a settlement involving full payment of the award to NTT DoCoMo.
  • Representation of investors bringing claims against a consortium of UK and European banks seeking rescission of interest-rate swap contracts worth €700 million+ in reliance on the banks’ alleged involvement in wrongful manipulation of the Euribor. Described by The Lawyer magazine as one of the top 20 UK cases of 2016.
  • Representation of third-party companies and an individual with assets targeted for confiscation by UK authorities following a criminal fraud conviction.
  • Representation of Korean chemicals company in a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration with a Middle Eastern petroleum exporter over fraudulent diversion of purchase price involving a phishing attack, with $20 million in controversy.
  • Representation of a real estate holding company in a suit against multiple international corporations involving interest-rate swaps used to finance a property purchase.
  • Representation of an investment firm in a voluntary insolvency proceeding in Spain involving claims to accelerate loan repayments due to the insolvency.
  • Representation of a U.S. software company in connection with recovery of license fees and potential proceedings in the English High Court for breach of a commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) contract by a foreign oil and gas company.
  • Representation of a company at first instance and on appeal in the defense of a €100 million+ claim to enforce fees allegedly due under a contract and triggered by the cross-default of related third-party loan agreements, raising issues of construction and as to the law of penalties.
  • Representation of the Turks & Caicos Island Financial Services Commission in insolvency proceedings against First Financial Caribbean Trust Company Ltd.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • South Eastern Circuit, Member
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing author, "Securities Regulation and Investigations across EMEA" (The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review, Global Investigations Review, June 2017)

Credentials

Admissions

  • Barrister, England & Wales

Education

  • University of Durham, LLB

Accolades

  • Prince of Wales Bar Professional Training Course Scholarship, Gray's Inn (2011-2012)

Engagements

  • Representation of a Fortune 50 company in implementing a global insolvency and enforcement strategy against a company accused of funding and supporting a multibillion-dollar fraud.
  • Representation of NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan’s predominant mobile telephone provider, in enforcing a US $1.2 billion London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration award against Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company for India’s top business conglomerate Tata Group, and culminating in a settlement involving full payment of the award to NTT DoCoMo.
  • Representation of investors bringing claims against a consortium of UK and European banks seeking rescission of interest-rate swap contracts worth €700 million+ in reliance on the banks’ alleged involvement in wrongful manipulation of the Euribor. Described by The Lawyer magazine as one of the top 20 UK cases of 2016.
  • Representation of third-party companies and an individual with assets targeted for confiscation by UK authorities following a criminal fraud conviction.
  • Representation of Korean chemicals company in a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration with a Middle Eastern petroleum exporter over fraudulent diversion of purchase price involving a phishing attack, with $20 million in controversy.
  • Representation of a real estate holding company in a suit against multiple international corporations involving interest-rate swaps used to finance a property purchase.
  • Representation of an investment firm in a voluntary insolvency proceeding in Spain involving claims to accelerate loan repayments due to the insolvency.
  • Representation of a U.S. software company in connection with recovery of license fees and potential proceedings in the English High Court for breach of a commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) contract by a foreign oil and gas company.
  • Representation of a company at first instance and on appeal in the defense of a €100 million+ claim to enforce fees allegedly due under a contract and triggered by the cross-default of related third-party loan agreements, raising issues of construction and as to the law of penalties.
  • Representation of the Turks & Caicos Island Financial Services Commission in insolvency proceedings against First Financial Caribbean Trust Company Ltd.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • South Eastern Circuit, Member
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing author, "Securities Regulation and Investigations across EMEA" (The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review, Global Investigations Review, June 2017)