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Michele De Gregorio

Call 2003

“Immensely hardworking, very bright, an excellent lawyer, and very good with clients”
(Legal 500 2018)

Commercial

Michele has a broad experience of commercial and chancery litigation in proceedings in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench divisions (including the Admiralty, Commercial & Mercantile Courts). He has successfully obtained commercial injunctions including freezing orders, orders for delivery up of goods and charging orders. Michele understands the commercial interests of clients and is often instructed to advise from the earliest stages of disputes. He has a record of success in arbitration and mediation.

Selected Cases

  • Acting on behalf of the defendant company in parallel claims in the Companies Court and the Chancery Division in a £250k claim involving allegations of asset-stripping, false accounting and suppression of profits.
  • Acting on behalf of a former employee in a £150k Mercantile Court claim for breach of fiduciary duty (of a de-facto director) and conspiracy to defraud.
  • Acting for the defendant partnership in a dispute concerning the status of the claimant as equity / junior / salaried partner and partnership property.
  • Acting for a well-known firm of estate agents in a 4-day trial raising novel issues of consumer law (left unresolved following the Bank Charges litigation).
  • Acting for a renewable energy company in a £500k Mercantile Court claim arising out of damage to specialist equipment for use in off-shore wind farms.
  • Obtaining a favourable six-figure settlement at mediation in an intellectual property dispute concerning database rights and issues of unjust enrichment.
  • Acting for the production company in a contractual claim arising out of damage caused on the set of a feature film at a famous North London residence.
  • Advising a multinational technology company in a £2-3m claim for breach of a contract to provide telecommunications services.
  • Acting on behalf of a fitness club franchisee in an appeal on an argument as to the proper construction of a franchise purchase agreement.
  • Advising contractors in a £500k claim arising out of the construction of an installation at a renewable energy plant.
  • Acting for a specialist marine engineering company in a Mercantile Court claim arising out of a contract to rebuild the gearbox of a commercial vessel.
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Recommendations


“A very reassuring presence in conference and in court”

Legal 500 2018, Construction

“Very impressive. He knows his stuff and is a calm, persuasive advocate” and “Very user-friendly”

Chambers & Partners 2018, Property Damage

“Immensely hardworking, very bright, an excellent lawyer, and very good with clients”

Legal 500 2018, Insurance & Reinsurance

“A very reassuring presence in conference and in court”

Legal 500 2018, Construction

“Very impressive. He knows his stuff and is a calm, persuasive advocate” and “Very user-friendly”

Chambers & Partners 2018, Property Damage

“Immensely hardworking, very bright, an excellent lawyer, and very good with clients”

Legal 500 2018 (Insurance & Reinsurance)

“He is bright, immensely hardworking and inspires confidence in clients.”

Legal 500 2017

“Superbly responsive with a terrific eye for detail.”

Legal 500 2016

“Down to earth and very good at calming down heated situations.”

Legal 500, 2017

“His knowledge of case law and its application is up to the minute.”

Legal 500 2016

“A very strong, capable and down-to-earth barrister with a pragmatic approach.”

Legal 500 2015

“Technically very good.”

Legal 500 2014


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