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ONTIER LLP bolsters London litigation capabilities with third new partner since April

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

International law firm ONTIER LLP has announced the continued expansion of its London office with the appointment of Amy Harvey as a partner in its commercial litigation team.

Amy joins from Peters & Peters where she was most recently Of Counsel, having spent 11 years at the firm. She trained at Clyde & Co in London. Amy is ONTIER’s third new female partner in London in two months, following the hire of Aoife Keane from Seddons and promotion of Felicity Potter to the partnership in April, and brings ONTIER’s London partner tally to five.

At ONTIER, Amy will represent companies and HNWIs in a range of domestic and cross-border disputes with a particular focus on asset recovery.

Amy has extensive experience of conducting and managing multi-jurisdictional complex litigation, with particular expertise in tracing and recovering proceeds and obtaining interim remedies such as freezing injunctions, disclosure orders and other injunctions related to the preservation and protection of assets.

She has represented a broad range of clients with particular expertise in acting for HNWIs. Her previous casework experience has included acting for the Republic of Mozambique in US$2 billion Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse, acting for a former trustee in multiple jurisdictions in relation to the alleged mismanagement of trust assets, and acting for a HNWI in multiple jurisdictions in relation to disputes arising from the build and ownership of various superyachts.

Amy is the President of the Litigation Commission of the UIA (International Lawyers Association) and a Committee Member of the Commercial Litigators Forum.

Derek Stinson, Managing Partner of ONTIER LLP’s London office, says:

“We’re delighted to welcome Amy to ONTIER. With her track record of running complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation matters, she will be a tremendous asset to the team."
"Her appointment reflects our continued commitment to delivering on our ambitious growth plans in response to client demand, particularly in the rapidly evolving digital-currency space. More partner hires are on the horizon as we continue to expand our international reach.”

Amy Harvey comments:

“I am incredibly excited to be joining ONTIER and contributing to the ongoing growth of the ONTIER brand and its reputation as the stand-out firm in the world of digital-asset disputes, both here and overseas."
"I particularly look forward to further building my asset recovery practice within a team who already have an excellent reputation for complex disputes.”

For further information, please contact:

Bell Yard Communications | +44 (0)20 7936 2021 |

Sarah Peters | +44 (0)7977 997927 |

Declan Flahive | +44 (0)7944 629485 |


Notes to Editors

ONTIER is well known in London for its high-profile Bitcoin-related litigation, advising among others, the author of the White Paper and protocol for the creation of Bitcoin (Dr Craig Wright). It has a highly regarded dispute resolution team and is recognised in the UK Legal 500 for commercial litigation, international arbitration and civil fraud. Its work is almost exclusively international and multi-jurisdictional in nature, focused on complex, high value international litigation, insolvency matters and arbitration in a wide range of financial and industry sectors.

The team has acted in the past in high-profile international disputes including Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth, known as the Star Wars Stormtrooper litigation (upheld in the UK Supreme Court). It was also involved in the Masri litigation and a case against the Nigerian state, which resulted in a US$6.6bn arbitral award (Process and Industrial Developments v NNPC).

More recently it has established a growing practice and reputation for recovering lost, stolen, and hacked Bitcoin. The firm is instructed for example on behalf of Tulip Trading Ltd (TTL), a company beneficially owned by the Wright family, in TTL’s £3bn High Court claim to establish fiduciary and other duties owed by bitcoin developers to bitcoin owners looking to recover access to their coins in circumstances where their private keys have been stolen, hacked, or lost. Several other ONTIER-run bitcoin claims involve defamation, breach of copyright, and trademark enforcement (passing off) against various third parties.

ONTIER has offices in 18 cities in 13 countries and is particularly strong in Latin America.


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