Shona Coffer Associate

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6790

Personal Profile

Shona is an Associate specialising in corporate dispute resolution. She deals with a wide range of claims including director/shareholder, partnership, offshore fund and contractual disputes.

Shona often works on complex, high value, multijurisdictional fraud cases that frequently involve alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and secret commissions/bribes. She has experience in defending worldwide asset freezing injunctions, search orders and delivery-up orders, and is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers' Association.

Key Experience

  • Acting for a shareholder in Fi Call Limited in proceedings involving two unfair prejudice petitions (a petition and cross-petition).
  • Representing private individuals in a multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute over a Cayman investment fund which involved the setting aside of a worldwide freezing order and proprietary injunction, in part on the basis that the claims were likely to be barred by the "no reflective loss" principle.
  • Representing a leading software company in defending an unfair prejudice petition.
  • Acting for an international shipping company in a corporate dispute following the attempted 'hijacking' of the company's register at Companies House.
  • Acting for a private company to secure an order for specific performance of obligations owed by an exiting director/shareholder.
  • Representing an individual to secure a profitable exit from a financial services partnership.
  • Representing a private individual to secure the release of a worldwide freezing order obtained by a global bank.
  • Acting for an individual seller in a breach of warranty (tax warranty) claim.
  • Acting for a private individual in defending proceedings brought by the Gambling Commission to revoke his personal management licence.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Qualified, Mishcon de Reya
Kings' College London, MSc International Management