Simona Corcoz

Associate

Personal Profile

Simona is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution department, specialising in complex civil fraud claims. She also works on general commercial dispute resolution matters.

Simona has experience in both cross-border disputes and jurisdictional challenges in both litigation and arbitration, with a strong background in civil fraud and conspiracy claims.

Simona advises clients across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on the Energy and Life Sciences sectors, and is experienced in both defending and bringing claims related to the CIS.

She also has significant in-house and regulatory experience having worked for the Office of General Counsel of two Big Four professional services firms, a global real estate investment business and a financial regulator.

Simona is a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Key Experience

  • Acted for the claimant in a conspiracy and fraudulent misrepresentation claim for non-payment of sums owed for the supply of crude oil in excess of USD100 million.
  • Acted for the applicant/defendant in a case involving the complex interplay between service of applications outside of the jurisdiction and alternative service, in the context of the Hague Service Convention.
  • Acted for the claimant in relation to LCIA proceedings arising out of breach of a funding agreement.
  • Acted for a high net worth individual in relation to a claim for professional negligence against their former solicitors.
  • Acted for the claimant in a claim for breach of competition law warranties in a Share and Purchase Agreement in the context of an underlying Competition and Markets Authority investigation, with issues of limitation and loss crystallisation.
  • Regularly advising corporate clients in relation to issues arising out of breach of warranties, termination issues, repudiatory or material breach of contract and privilege queries.
  • Simona speaks Romanian (native) and Spanish (intermediate).

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Disputes & Risk, Osborne Clarke LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Osborne Clarke LLP
University of Law, London Moorgate, Legal Practice Course, Distinction
King's College London, University of London, Law LLB, First Class Honours

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