Victoria Burton is a partner in White & Case's Dispute Resolution Group based in London.
Victoria has significant experience advising private equity funds, founders and high net worth individuals, corporates and financial institutions in disputes before the higher courts of England and many other overseas jurisdictions. She also has broad experience of arbitrations conducted under the LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC and SCC rules, including emergency procedures.
She has acted for clients on a range of complex, contentious matters, arising from issues such as founder and shareholder disputes (including minority shareholder issues), general contractual and commercial disputes, shareholder activism matters, directors' and fiduciary duties and corporate governance matters, financial disputes and contentious tax matters.
Victoria works with clients to provide strategic, defensive advice from the outset of a dispute; she is also experienced in advising clients on alternative dispute resolution procedures and assisting with settlement negotiations.
Victoria also has considerable experience advising on contentious, cross-border restructuring matters, with a particular focus on administration and schemes of arrangement.
Victoria joined White & Case from another leading global law firm in 2018.
Acting for a private equity investment vehicle in LCIA arbitration proceedings relating to the operation of drag-along provisions in a shareholders' agreement, which focused, in particular, on whether the proposed purchaser was a "bona fide third party" in the context of a private equity structure.
Representing Adler Group S.A. and its subsidiaries in their successful application to sanction an English Restructuring Plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006, in relation to bond debt in excess of €3.2 billion.
Acting for the founder and majority shareholder of a multinational asset management firm in a multi-million pound unfair prejudice claim from a consortium of investors.
Acting for the founder of a private equity firm in connection with a dispute among the founders and the removal of the general partner.
Advising an international investment company in connection with a multi-billion euro M&A transaction termination following measures taken by the target company to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representing a major tech company in relation to disputes over its proposed restructuring, including claims of unfair prejudice raised by an investor.
Representing Ingenious Media in a £1 billion+ appeal against amendments made by HMRC to the tax returns of a number of film production partnerships.
Representing a private equity firm in a multi-million pound UNCITRAL arbitration concerning telecommunications infrastructure in Africa.*
Acting for a family office and its associated companies in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in a multi-million pound action relating to a group of luxury hotels in London.*
Representing a bank in relation to a claim for breaches of employment contracts relating to bonus payments, as well as in relation to the scope of the Remuneration Code.*
Acting for a bank in relation to High Court proceedings brought by a private wealth client under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.*
* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.