Pippa Ellis - DAC Beachcroft
Pippa Ellis

Pippa Ellis has extensive commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience in both domestic and international markets. She is particularly experienced in banking, financial services, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate insolvency, professional negligence, insurance, civil fraud and asset tracing.

Pippa joined legacy firm Davies Arnold Cooper in 1999, having previously worked at Cameron Markby Hewitt and Berwin Leighton, where she dealt with substantial commercial disputes involving the conduct of litigation in a number of jurisdictions, including coordinating worldwide freezing orders/tracing/enforcement proceedings, and in financial institutions related insurance.

Examples of her work include:

  • Advising in relation to the misappropriation of funds by company directors, shareholder disputes, alleged breaches of s151 of the Companies Act, and alleged breach of warranty claims;
  • The obtaining of springboard injunctions against former employees;
  • Obtaining injunctions against directors for breach of their fiduciary duty;
  • Advising on a successful application by an overseas bank for the stay of proceedings on the grounds of "forum non conveniens";
  • Advising on professional negligence claims;
  • Advising insurers on various claims made by financial institutions for indemnity under E&O policies, including the collapse of a multi-million Mutual Fund in the Bahamas;
  • Monitoring claims on behalf of insurers and advising on coverage disputes;
  • Advising on claims made by both insurers and financial institutions under the Bankers Blanket Bond - advising insurers on “special risk” situations.



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