Law 360 | By Cara Salvatore
Dechert’s £6.6M Fee Row With Miner To Be Heard Privately
An English appeals court Friday denied Dechert LLP’s bid to have a £6.6 million ($10.62 million) overcharging dispute heard in public, saying a criminal and civil investigation of Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. over fraud and bribery allegations would be seriously prejudiced by an airing of the case.
London’s High Court of Justice made the ruling on appeal from the Senior Court Costs Office in the dispute concerning services for which Dechert billed a total of £16.3 million. ENRC fired Dechert in March 2013 after developing concerns about “serious overcharging,” according to the ruling.
ENRC is represented by Lord Pannick QC, Richard Lissack QC, Benjamin Williams, Tamara Oppenheimer and Graham Huntley.