Sophie Holcombe


Year of Call: 2009

“…cuts through and clarifies the essence of problems with a natural ease that provides assurance to those reliant upon her advice.”

Client

Practice Overview

Sophie Holcombe has a commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on contentious domestic and offshore trusts and civil fraud. Sophie’s work is often multi-jurisdictional and involves issues of private international law.

Sophie previously acted in the BTA v Ablyazov enforcement proceedings, in Gudavadze v Anisimov, a claim for over $1.5bn relating to the Russian mining company Metalloinvest, and ECO Quest v GFI Consultants, a fraud claim concerning an investment in Brazilian teak plantations. Since 2016 Sophie has acted on behalf of a Georgian billionaire in a dispute against Credit Suisse for losses over mismanagement of an investment portfolio said to be worth over USD 1 billion. Proceedings have been commenced in Singapore, New Zealand and Bermuda (Ivanishvili v Credit Suisse).

News & Events

  • News

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Serle Court is delighted to announce the publication of Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Serle Court hosted another very successful International Trusts and Commercial Litigation conference, this year taking place at the InterContinental New... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference - Jersey

    Location: The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey Read More

Education & Qualifications

LLB in Law - Cardiff University (First Class Honours)
BVC - Cardiff Law School (Outstanding)

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
AIPPI

VAT Number

125131557

Previous Work

Previously worked at Clyde & Co in the insurance and reinsurance department.

At the end of 2012 Sophie worked at Conyers Dill and Pearman, Cayman Islands, for three months. Work included advising on hedge funds, resisting an injunction to pre

News & Events

  • News

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Serle Court is delighted to announce the publication of Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Serle Court hosted another very successful International Trusts and Commercial Litigation conference, this year taking place at the InterContinental New... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference - Jersey

    Location: The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey Read More