December 5, 2022

Volume XII, Number 339

Clarissa Coleman

Clarissa Coleman is a partner in the complex commercial litigation and disputes group in K&L Gates' London office.

Clarissa advises corporates and individuals on multi-jurisdictional disputes and arbitration, enforcement strategies, reputation and crisis management, internal and external investigations, ethics and governance. She has just worked on the high profile Board Room Dispute between Stobart Group Plc and its founder, Mr. Tinkler.

Clarissa has extensive experience (private practice and in-house) of regulatory investigations and claims relating to private equity structures, fee agreements, shareholder agreements, failed joint ventures and contractual disputes.

In April 2013, Clarissa finished a seven month secondment as Deputy General Counsel at ENRC plc, a FTSE 100 mining company, where she assisted with a multi-jurisdictional investigation into claims of fraud, bribery and corruption.

Clarissa has spent two years in-house as Head of Litigation at Consensus Business Group (CBG), the property investment firm owned by billionaire businessman Vincent Tchenguiz. At CBG, Clarissa dealt with several multi-million pound commercial disputes and a high profile dawn raid and fraud investigation by the Serious Fraud Office following the collapse of Kaupthing Bank in Iceland. Clarissa co-ordinated the immediate response on the morning of the dawn raid and arrest of Tchenguiz, and planned the subsequent judicial review against the SFO which later dropped its investigation and settled with Tchenguiz for an undisclosed amount.

Clarissa has been listed as a leading lawyer for the UK in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Who's Who Legal: Investigations in Conjunction with Global Investigations Review.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Clarissa Coleman