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About Samantha Trevan

Sam works within our commercial disputes group, advising a broad range of clients on their commercial disputes. 

She has considerable experience in complex, high-value, cross-border litigation and one of her specialist areas is in fraud and asset tracing.  

Sam is also involved in multijurisdictional investigations involving regulators in the UK and overseas, as well as acting for the 'big four' accountancy firms on practice protection matters.

She is also a part of Freshfields’ Caribbean and Offshore StrongerTogether network, having previously spent two years litigating in the Cayman Islands.

Recent work

  • Advising an oil trading group in multimillion dollar fraud proceedings brought against its former senior management and associated individuals and entities.
  • Acting for a Russian oligarch in high-profile proceedings brought in the English Commercial Court by the family of the late Arkady Patarkatsishvili claiming an entitlement to a stake he formerly held in one of Russia's leading steel and mining companies, Metalloinvest.
  • Advising one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms on practice protection matters in connection with investigations by regulatory authorities.
  • Advising the liquidators of insolvent companies associated with Maan Al Sanea in the multibillion dollar fraud proceedings brought against him in the Cayman Islands by the Algosaibi family.
  • Advising a Chinese-owned mining company on its defence of a group action brought by protestors in Peru.

Qualifications

Education

  • Oxford University, UK
  • BPP Law School, London, UK

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales