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Ami Ndukwe

Ami practices competition and commercial litigation, often multi-jurisdictional in scope and across a variety of sectors.

Expertise 

He has considerable experience of conducting litigation in the English High Court (including specialist lists), Competition Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Over the course of his career, Ami has acted on behalf of numerous domestic and international organisations including the Central Bank of Nigeria, Citibank and Société Générale. He has also worked as in-house counsel whilst at his previous firms, on secondments to Thames Water and the Royal Bank of Scotland respectively.   

He has worked on some of the most recent leading cases in the English High Court relating to alleged LIBOR manipulation, misrepresentation and breach of COB/COBS.

Clients

In his experience dealing with high value and often complex disputes, Ami has acted for clients across the world, including the Middle East, Nigeria and the BVI. Between 2014 and 2018, Ami acted for clients in proceedings described by The Lawyer as one of the top 20 cases to watch in each of those four years consecutively. 

Ami speaks fluent Igbo.

Practice Areas

Competition Disputes

Notable representations at Hausfeld include:

  • Representing a UK-based price comparison website in English proceedings against Google on a standalone and follow-on basis, following the European Commission’s landmark infringement decision and €2.42 billion fine against Google for abuse of dominance.
  • Acting for several corporate groups based in the UK, France and Germany in the Trucks cartel litigation, one of the largest competition damages actions in Europe to date.

Commercial Disputes

Notable representations at Hausfeld include:

  • Representing 1000+ claimants in three rural communities in Zambia in proceedings in the English High Court for damage to their health, land and water supply allegedly caused by Vedanta Resources Limited, one of the world’s largest metals and mining companies, and its Zambian subsidiary.

Education

Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, London
LLB, Queen Mary, University of London

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales, 2013
Solicitor Advocate, Higher Rights of Audience

Affiliations & Memberships

Member – The Law Society of England and Wales
Black Solicitors Network

Publications

"The Italian job: Court of Appeal provides guidance on competing jurisdiction clauses" – JD Supra, September 2018

"Playboy got played: Supreme Court confirms the limits of Hedley Byrne" – JD Supra, August 2018

"Bribe and Prejudice - Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries" – July 2014

"Supreme Court rules on the limitation period in Constructive Trustee Cases" – March 2014

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