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Nathaniel P. Barber
Lawyer
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 5700

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.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Barber was a legal assistant within the RDC Secretariat of the Financial Conduct Authority. He was 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., the predominant mobile telephone provider in Japan, in the enforcement of 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.
  • 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.
 

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., the predominant mobile telephone provider in Japan, in the enforcement of 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.
  • 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.

Publications & Presentations

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