Tara Panicker is a paralegal in the International Construction team, with experience in arbitration, litigation and corporate matters.

Tara works on a variety of international construction disputes, particularly on high-value arbitration and litigation cases.

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, Tara worked as a paralegal at a global dispute resolution practice specialising in litigation and corporate. She also worked at an American multinational law firm focusing on life sciences and healthcare regulatory, as well as at a French multinational bank.

Tara boasts considerable expertise in commercial and individual litigation matters before various courts in London.

She completed her LPC LLM at the University of Law and studied her undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews.

Recent work

  • Assisting on a £3bn asset recovery claim in the English High Court on behalf of a Seychelles-registered company.
  • Preparing a £65m dispute to be seen before the High Court Commercial Division in London, including document preparation, witness preparation and drafting statements of case.
  • Assisting on a high-profile defamation claim before the Court of Appeal and High Courts of England and Wales.
  • Assisting on a £6m fraud and asset recovery claim in relation to a bitcoin mining scam.
  • Drafting various commercial agreements, including SPAs, loan agreements, joint venture agreements, intellectual property agreements, and company constitutional documents for a major financial institution.
  • Drafting and delivering policy updates across an international banking group in response to incoming regulations.
  • Assisting global pharmaceutical companies in defending product liability claims and maintaining regulatory requirements with various governments across EMEA.

Did you know

Tara has a passion for languages and the arts. She is currently learning her sixth and seventh languages (Italian and Mandarin).

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