About

Luke Barden de Lacroix specialises in commercial dispute resolution and advises corporate and private clients across a wide range of contentious issues.  

Luke has experience of advising on contractual disputes, civil fraud, professional negligence, shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes, misrepresentation, and intellectual property.  A significant proportion of his work falls within the financial services sector and is of an international nature.

He regularly acts for clients in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, regulatory investigations, mediations, and arbitrations (ICC and LCIA).

He is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and the Financial Services Lawyers Association.

Luke jointly founded and is co-head of the firm's Pro Bono Programme. 

Recent work
  • Acting for a senior Mozambican official in a Commercial Court case concerning wide-ranging allegations of corruption and conspiracy, with an estimated value of over $1bn(US).
  • Acting for an Italian municipality in an interest rate swaps dispute with its former bank concerning loans with a notional value of over €200m.
  • Acting for a large property owner in an arbitration against a global hospitality company relating to the management of a prestigious UK hotel.
  • Acting for the respondent in an arbitration concerning the operation of a private hospital in Kuwait.
  • Acting for a financial services provider in a Commercial Court case against its former bank, concerning the bank's decision to terminate the banking relationship without notice.
Did you know
Luke can often be found in the North Bank of the Emirates Stadium, cheering on his beloved Arsenal.
London Bridge and The Shard at dusk.

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