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Philip D'Costa, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Phillip has over 20 years’ experience of complex, high value commercial litigation and arbitration, often with a cross-border element. He regularly advises on corporate, commercial, fraud, technology and financial services dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation.  

Phillip has acted on a number of board and shareholder, banking and IT disputes and represents a range of private sector clients including trading, technology and financial services companies. He advises businesses and individuals on cases arising from insolvency as well as on claims to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Phillip has a particular interest in arbitration and transactional work involving India and has acted on a number of India-related disputes and transactions alongside Indian law firms. 

He is recognised in The Legal 500 and regularly writes and speaks on a variety of topics.

Recent work highlights

  • Representing a property brokerage client in a multimillion pound claim in the High Court for breach of contract and quantum meruit against a leading global property management company.
  • Assisting a client to achieve a negotiated settlement in a contractual dispute with an IT systems supplier in relation to breach of development, hardware and support agreements for the supply of a pricing management system to evaluate GP prescriptions.
  • Successfully representing a leading vehicle distributor in High Court proceedings for conspiracy, deceit and conversion of company assets against former employees and their associated companies.
  • Acting for a hospitality sector client in a multimillion pound worldwide freezing order claim involving breach of trust, bailment, fraud and conversion in the Chancery Division and before the Court of Appeal.
  • Securing an advantageous settlement on behalf of a claimant in a claim for breach of contract and/or quantum meruit for the introduction of key clients to a global supplier of extranet services to the financial services industry during the establishment of its operations.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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