Katie Philipson

Managing Associate

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Katie Philipson

Katie deals with a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes through arbitration in the High Court. She is an expert in minority shareholder oppression.

Katie trained at Stevens & Bolton and joined the dispute resolution practice in 2002 on qualification. She became a managing associate in 2022.

Katie regularly advises as lead associate on major commercial disputes and corporate litigation, especially in the field of minority shareholder oppression.

Recent highlights include:

  • Defending clients in a high value LCIA arbitration in respect of claims (and successfully pursuing a counterclaim) arising from the sale of their business to a US corporate owned by a high profile US tech entrepreneur
  • Advising a FTSE100 company on a major commercial dispute in High Court proceedings
  • Advising the shareholders of Greenlight Credit Ltd in a closely fought shareholder dispute, involving allegations of fraud and manipulation in the independent valuation of a departing shareholder’s shares
  • Advising the members of a LLP in an arbitration to resolve a claim made following the withdrawal of a member
  • Advising the petitioning shareholder in a company providing pension trustee services in relation to his exclusion from management, the diversion of corporate opportunities and assets and a failure by the major shareholder to abide by the shareholders agreements
  • Acting in a long-running shareholder dispute relating to businesses encompassing multiple jurisdictions including Australia, the Seychelles, Malaysia and the Cayman Islands

Katie regularly provides commentary on current legal and commercial issues affecting growing businesses as well as about shareholder activism. Katie co-edits Business Bridge, written for busy entrepreneurs; providing commentary and interviews on current legal and commercial issues affecting growing businesses. Katie has also written articles for Business Vision, IFA Magazine, Real Business, Startacus, Entrepreneur & Investor and MinuteHack.

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