OVERVIEW

Duran Ross, a solicitor-advocate, is an experienced commercial litigator specialising in complex multinational litigation and arbitration. He has a broad practice, but retains a particular focus on technology and insolvency disputes.

Expertise

Duran is the lead senior associate on a number of Hausfeld’s most high-profile commercial cases. He currently acts on several disputes before the High Court including for a technology company against a multinational corporate. He also acts on a number of interconnected multi-million pound arbitrations in the aviation sector on behalf of a listed company against a state owned entity.

He has previously acted in a number of high-profile disputes including for New Balance (New Balance Athletics, Inc v The Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Ltd [2019] EWHC 2837 (Comm)) and International Game Technology (Global Draw Ltd v IGT-UK Group Ltd and another [2014] EWHC 2973 (Comm)).

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Duran was involved in website design and development. He has retained a strong interest in technology which has led to the development of his technology practice. He is an active member of the Hausfeld team handling technology disputes. He closely follows legal developments involving technology such as those concerning cryptoassets.

Clients

Duran has extensive experience acting for multinational companies, start-up and mature technology companies, and high net worth individuals. He has also acted on several disputes against financial institutions including banks whilst at Hausfeld. In addition, Duran has experience acting for insolvency practitioners including in pursuing proceedings against directors for antecedent transactions and securing software through the appointment of a provisional liquidator.

During his previous role at Linklaters, Duran frequently represented banks and other financial institutions in regulatory investigations involving the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office – giving him the experience of acting both for and against financial institutions.

Experience

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