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Eddy Eccles is a senior associate based in Covington’s London office. He has a practice that focuses on complex and high value disputes, often multi-jurisdictional in nature, including litigation, commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, as well as regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. A significant proportion of his cases involve allegations of international fraud, with particular experience in asset recovery measures, including freezing orders, asset tracing and related matters.

Mr. Eccles advises clients in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the disputes arising out of the CIS region, as well as disputes in the energy and financial services sectors.

  • Defending a multi-billion dollar fraud claims relating to an African mining project, set to be one of the most high profile English Court cases of 2022.
  • Successfully defending a multi-billion dollar shareholder dispute arising out of the CIS, one of The Lawyer’s Top 10 Cases of recent years.
  • Representing senior management in a range of regulatory and governmental investigations, arising out of one of the largest corporate insolvencies in the UK.
  • Acting for management in a carry dispute relating to one of Europe’s leading venture capital funds.
  • Advising in respect of a complex trust litigation, involving parallel disputes in England, BVI, and Switzerland.
  • Advising on related High Court litigation and LCIA arbitration proceedings between multiple CIS oligarchs concerning the privatization and sale of various companies in the mining sector.
  • Advising on various investment treaty claims being brought or under contemplation against the Hellenic Republic in connection with its 2012 sovereign debt restructuring.
  • Advising on related High Court litigation and LCIA arbitration proceedings between multiple CIS oligarchs concerning the privatization and sale of various companies in the mining sector.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • YIAG

Previous Experience

  • In-house lawyer for the UK Government (2016-2018)