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Konrad Rodgers

Counsel
London

t: + 44 207 614 0973
f: +44 207 614 0999

krodgers@bsfllp.com
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Areas of Practice

Litigation

Appellate

International Arbitration

Securities Litigation


Education

Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course, 2007

University of Oxford, Trinity College, Bachelor of Civil Law, 2006

University of Oxford, Trinity College, M.A., First Class Honours, Jurisprudence, 2005


Clerkships

Lord Justice Maurice Kay, Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Easter and Trinity Court terms, 2009


Admissions

Bar of England and Wales

Konrad Rodgers is counsel based in the London office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. His practice focuses on international commercial litigation and arbitration and banking litigation. Mr Rodgers has acted for a range of corporations, financial institutions and individuals on multi-jurisdictional civil fraud, banking, bondholder and restructuring disputes.

Mr. Rodgers has extensive expertise in disputes involving emergency interim remedies and has acted in a number of matters involving worldwide freezing orders and/or proprietary injunctions, particularly in Russian and CIS related disputes. He also has experience of acting as counsel in investor state arbitration.  

Mr. Rodgers is published in a number of journals on debt restructuring, banking law and  trust structures and has recently presented in international seminars in Moscow and Kazakhstan.

Representative matters include: 

Commercial Litigation

  • Kazakhstan Kagazy vs Zhunus et Ors: representing two Defendants in Commercial Court and Court of Appeal proceedings against whom allegations were made of misappropriation and/or breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Alliance Bank vs Zhunus et Ors: representing a Defendant to a $300 million Commercial Court claim brought by a Kazakh bank involving allegations of fraud in connection with certain loans provided by that bank. The claim was dismissed in its entirety and a worldwide freezing order in the same amount was discharged. 
  • Marston Equities: acting for a third party in obtaining a discharge of a Third Party Debt Order of nearly £50 million.
  • Acting for a listed company on a series of post-acquisition disputes, including a Post-Completion accounts dispute resolved by Expert Determination, and a dispute as to the status of IT licences within the acquired business.
  • Cadogan Petroleum & Ors vs Tolley et Ors: Acting for a London Stock Exchange listed company (and its subsidiaries) in the oil and gas sector in relation to claims before the Chancery Division for, inter alia, bribery and conspiracy to defraud against a number of its former officers.

Banking, Restructuring and Financial Institutions Litigation 

  • Truvo: counsel to the borrower in a Commercial Court dispute concerning whether majority or unanimous lender consent was required to make certain amendments to the mandatory prepayment provisions of a Facilities Agreement.
  • Spinnaker vs Starling et Ors: Acting for Holders of notes in relation to a multi-million pound unlawful means conspiracy claim in the Commercial Court against the Issuer of the notes and other Holders of notes resulting from amendments to the terms and conditions of the notes.  
  • Acting for Holders of notes in a US$220 million enforcement dispute arising from a default on guaranteed secured notes, involving proceedings in the LCIA, Russia and Cyprus.   
  • Advising the Hellenic Republic in relation to the contentious aspects of its €206 billion debt restructuring in 2012.
  • Acting for a bank in proceedings concerning whether there was a binding agreement for the sale of certain notes.
  • Acted for the Republic of Argentina in a case concerning the seizure of a warship by creditors of Argentina in Ghana, which was subsequently released.  

Investment Treaty and Commercial Arbitration 

  • Part of the counsel team to the Hellenic Republic in defending an ICSID arbitration commenced by a Slovak bank and Cypriot bank contesting measures taken by the Hellenic Republic pursuant to its 2012 debt restructuring.   
  • Acting for a major credit insurer in relation to a confidential multi-million pound ad hoc arbitration arising out of its decision to avoid an insurance policy on the basis of misrepresentation/non-disclosure of a material fact.   
  • Advising a Russian businessman in relation to potential SCC claims arising out of a Joint Venture agreement.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

Commercial Bar Association 

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

British-Russian Law Association

Publications

Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Business Law Review, February 2016 

Sham Trusts, Trust and Trustees Journal, December 2015

Trust Structures under English Law, Legal Insight, September 2015 

Tael One Partners: Contractual Interpretation as an iterative process, Journal of Business Law, July 2015

Challenging the Bail In, Banking Law Journal, July/August 2014 

Related News

New Counsel Appointment for Boies, Schiller & Flexner in London (January 15, 2016)

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Presentation, UK Corporate Governance, English Law Week, Moscow (2015)

Panel, Bar Council International Arbitration Seminar, Kazakhstan (2015)

Part-time Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford (2006)