Stephen Moses



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General Experience

Stephen advises on investigations into alleged corporate wrongdoing, both criminal and civil, and on contractual disputes.

Stephen’s investigations work includes acting for clients under investigation by various authorities; clients who need to conduct their own investigations to respond to criminal allegations or civil claims being made against them; and clients seeking to trace and recover assets from third parties.

Stephen’s contractual practice has a particular focus in aviation, where he acted in the leading case of ACG v Olympic, and he routinely advises on repossession actions. He has represented clients in LCIA and ICC arbitrations, and in the English High Court and Court of Appeal.

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Recent Work
  • advising a major UK financial institution under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority
  • the leading case in aircraft leasing, ACG v Olympic, where our client succeeded both at trial and on appeal
  • defending a number of damages claims arising from alleged cartels
  • acting for an international venture capital firm in unfair prejudice proceedings against a dishonest co-shareholder, succeeding in the High Court and again in the Court of Appeal
  • obtaining injunctions in numerous contexts, including search and freezing orders in relation to civil fraud claims, and emergency orders for the detention and repossession of aircraft.

Stephen trained at Simmons & Simmons, qualifying as a solicitor in 2005. Previously, he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Oxford, and Law at The College of Law, London.