Ravi is a versatile junior barrister with a broad commercial practice that encompasses commercial litigation and arbitration, civil fraud and asset recovery, banking and financial services, and aviation. He is regularly instructed in complex, high-value cases, often with an international dimension, and has significant experience of cases involving interim injunctive relief. 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, banking and civil fraud matters, including advising clients on obtaining urgent injunctive relief following cyber-attacks and on compliance with worldwide freezing orders.

Highlights of Ravi’s practice include the following:

Commercial litigation and arbitration

  • Peregrine Aviation Bravo Limited & Ors v Laudamotion & Anr (2021-): Acting for the world’s largest aircraft leasing group in a $40m dispute with the Ryanair group relating to the termination of aircraft leasing agreements (led by Bankim Thanki QC and William Edwards).
  • Tugushev v Orlov & Ors (2021-): Acting for a defendant in the long-running Commercial Court proceedings relating to the Russian fishing giant Norebo (led by Hodge Malek QC and James Potts).
  • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors (2020-): Acting for a custodian 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).
  • LCIA arbitration (2020-): Acting for an ultra high net worth individual in a $2.2m dispute against his former advisor involving a claim under an indemnity and alleged breaches of confidence (led by David Head QC).
  • LCIA arbitration (2019-): Acting in $200m dispute arising out of litigation funding agreements (led by Peter de Verneuil Smith QC).
  • LCIA arbitration (2020-): Acting in $4.6m dispute arising out of a joint venture for the development of video games (led by Nicholas Craig QC).
  • Acting for a steel manufacturer in a £1.7m dispute with a distributor (sole counsel).
  • 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).

Civil fraud and asset recovery

  • Tugushev v Orlov & Ors (2021-): Acting for a defendant in the long-running Commercial Court proceedings relating to the Russian fishing giant Norebo (led by Hodge Malek QC and James Potts).
  • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors (2020-): Acting for a custodian 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 two defendants in a multi-party fraud dispute in the Chancery Division concerning the ownership and sale of a hotel in Essex worth around £14 million (2021-) (led by David Head QC).
  • 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 £40m pound fraud claim against the company’s former directors and advisor (led by Andrew Sutcliffe QC and George McPherson).
  • Acted 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).
  • Acted for the claimant in a dispute arising out of the alleged dissipation of funds from the bank accounts of a partnership (sole counsel).
  • Acted in various County Court retail banking cases concerning authorised push payment fraud.

Banking and financial services

  • Acting for the claimant in a $7m dispute between a New York broker/investment bank and an Indian commercial bank relating to corporate finance services (2022-) (led by Adrian Beltrami QC).
  • Acting in possession proceedings concerning a property in London allegedly worth around £18 million (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).
  • 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).
  • Acted in various County Court retail banking and consumer credit disputes including PPI mis-selling claims, undisclosed commission claims and claims arising out of authorised push payment fraud.

Aviation

  • Peregrine Aviation Bravo Limited & Ors v Laudamotion & Anr (2021-): Acting for the world’s largest aircraft leasing group in a $40m dispute with the Ryanair group relating to the termination of aircraft leasing agreements (led by Bankim Thanki QC and William Edwards).
  • Acting for a lessor of an aircraft in a $1m dispute with the lessee relating to maintenance charges and unpaid rent (sole counsel).

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)

COMBAR

Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Lincoln’s Inn