Ravi has a busy practice across all areas of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on civil fraud, banking and finance and international arbitration. He is regularly instructed in complex, high-value cases, often with an international element, such as SKAT v Solo Capital Partners (£1.5bn fraud claim by the Danish tax authority; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021), National Bank of Kazakhstan & Anr v The Bank of New York Mellon & Ors ($530m Financial List dispute relating to sums frozen by foreign attachment orders; Top 20 Cases of 2020), TMO Renewables Ltd (in liquidation) v Yeo & Ors (£40m fraud claim by liquidators against the company’s former directors and advisor) and a $200m LCIA arbitration. He has appeared as sole counsel on a number of occasions in the High Court (Commercial Court and Chancery Division) and regularly appears in the County Court.

In 2020, Ravi was seconded for four months to the Litigation & Investigations department of Allen & Overy LLP. During that time, he worked on a variety of commercial and banking matters, including advising clients on obtaining urgent injunctive relief following cyber attacks and on compliance with worldwide freezing orders.


  • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors: Acting for a defendant in the £1.5bn fraud claim by the Danish tax authority (led by Saima Hanif QC; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021).
  • Acting for a steel manufacturer in a c. £1.7m dispute with a distributor (sole counsel).
  • Acting for a lessor of an aircraft in a c. $1m dispute with the lessee relating to maintenance charges and unpaid rent (sole counsel).
  • R (on the application of T) v Financial Conduct Authority [2021] EWHC 396 (Admin); [2021] 1 WLR 3246: Acted for the successful claimants in a commercial judicial review obtaining a rare stay of disciplinary proceedings brought by the FCA in favour of parallel Commercial Court proceedings (led by Saima Hanif QC).
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon, Anatolie Stati and others [2020] EWHC 916 (Comm): Acted for the claimants in the remote trial of a $530m Financial List dispute relating to sums frozen by foreign attachment orders (led by Ali Malek QC, David Quest QC and William Edwards; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020).
  • Atlas Residential Solutions Management UK Ltd & Anr v Greengate SARL [2019] EWHC 2788 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 366 (Comm): Acted for the claimants in a contractual dispute relating to the Anaconda Cut tower in Manchester (led by David Quest QC and Rajesh Pillai; acted as sole counsel in two successful interim applications for relief from sanctions before His Honour Judge Pelling QC and Butcher J, in one case against a silk).
  • Sogexia SARL v R Raphael & Sons plc [2019] EWHC 2577 (Ch): Successfully obtained a (rarely-granted) short notice mandatory interim injunction preventing the respondent bank from terminating a payment services agreement (led by Saima Hanif).
  • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors: Acting for a defendant in the £1.5bn fraud claim by the Danish tax authority (led by Saima Hanif QC; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021).
  • TMO Renewables Ltd (in liquidation) v Yeo & Ors: [2021] EWHC 2033 (Ch): Acted for the joint liquidators of a company in a four week trial of a c. £40m pound fraud claim against the company’s former directors and advisor (led by Andrew Sutcliffe QC and George McPherson).
  • Acting for the claimant in a dispute arising out of the alleged dissipation of funds from a joint venture concerned with the provision of short term loans to high net worth individuals (sole counsel).
  • Acting for the claimant in a dispute arising out of the alleged dissipation of funds from the bank accounts of a partnership (sole counsel).
  • R (on the application of T) v Financial Conduct Authority [2021] EWHC 396 (Admin); [2021] 1 WLR 3246: Acted for the successful claimants in a commercial judicial review obtaining a rare stay of disciplinary proceedings brought by the FCA in favour of parallel Commercial Court proceedings (led by Saima Hanif QC).
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon, Anatolie Stati and others [2020] EWHC 916 (Comm): Acted for the claimants in the remote trial of a $530m Financial List dispute relating to sums frozen by foreign attachment orders (led by Ali Malek QC, David Quest QC and William Edwards; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020).
  • Instructed in a €1m dispute arising out of an advance payment bank guarantee (led by Adam Kramer QC).
  • Sogexia SARL v R Raphael & Sons plc [2019] EWHC 2577 (Ch): Successfully obtained a (rarely-granted) short notice mandatory interim injunction preventing the respondent bank from terminating a payment services agreement (led by Saima Hanif).
  • Various instructions in County Court retail banking / consumer credit disputes including PPI mis-selling claims, secret commission claims and claims arising out of authorised push payment fraud.
  • LCIA arbitration (2020-): c. $2.2m dispute involving a claim under an indemnity and alleged breaches of confidence (led by David Head QC).

  • LCIA arbitration (2019-): c. $200m dispute arising out of litigation funding agreements (led by Peter de Verneuil Smith QC).

  • LCIA arbitration (2020-): c. $4.6m dispute arising out of a joint venture for the development of video games (led by Nicholas Craig QC).

LLM in International Commercial Law, University College London

Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), City Law School

BA Classics (First Class Honours), University College London

Lord Denning scholar, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)

Lord Haldane scholar, Lincoln’s Inn (2015)

Winner of the Lincoln’s Inn Internal Moot (2015)

Winner of the Lincoln’s Inn Debating Competition (2015)

Otto Skutsch Prize for Latin, University College London (2015)

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