Joshua Coleman-Pecha represents clients and high-net-worth individuals in a broad range of commercial and international litigation and arbitration in the Middle East, Europe, and offshore jurisdictions. Joshua also represents commercial and international clients in white collar investigations including corporate investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Whilst representing clients across all sectors, Josh has worked on several high-profile issues which have led to specific understanding of certain industries, including banking and financial services, fraud, white collar crime, technology, and trusts. He is admitted in England & Wales only.
British Gas v. Accenture – A high value dispute in the High Court of England & Wales in respect of the delivery of a highly complex bespoke turn-key integrated technology system.
Secretary of State for the Home Office v. Raytheon Systems Limited – A high value arbitration resolved in the IDRC, London, under LCIA rules. The dispute related to the design and build of the ground-breaking UK e-borders integrated technology security system – the first and most advanced of its kind at that time. Acted for Raytheon Systems Limited a substantial reward was secured based on a successful defence and counterclaim.
Mosvee v. Torbert – A high value dispute which took place in the High Court on Guernsey. Acted for a professional trustee, in relation to the construction of real property in Portugal, an entirely successful defence was run resulting in no liability on behalf of the defendant.
Glenn & Ors v. Watson & Ors – A highly complex and high value piece of litigation seated (following a lengthy jurisdiction battle) in the High Court of England & Wales. The dispute was between two high net-worth individuals taking in a range of legal and commercial matters including trust law, contract law, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, fraud, collusion, US tax law as well as commercial aspects including real estate and joint venture enterprises.
SEC Investigation into Ernst & Young for their potential role in the collapse of Lehman Bank – Following the collapse of Lehman Bank, and reports into that sequence of events, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) determined to investigate whether Ernst & Young (in their capacity as accountants to Lehman) had any role in its collapse. After a lengthy investigation, it was determined that E&Y had not committed any wrongdoing.
Global internal investigation on behalf of an international bank for market manipulation and/or price fixing in respect of FX and commodity trading – Following the significant fines handed out to many banks in the aftermath of the late noughties fiscal crisis the global bank in question was concerned that its own employees may have engaged in market manipulation and/or price fixing in relation to FX and commodity trading. The bank ordered a vast but highly confidential pre-emptive global investigation into every aspect of its trading in these markets.
BPP Law School, London, 2008, LPC
BPP Law School, London, 2007, Graduate Diploma, Law
University of Bristol, England, 2006, BSc, Politics and Sociology