Nico Leslie

Nico Leslie


Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Civil Fraud - Juniors

Nico is “an outstanding commercial junior, who is ferociously bright and extremely tenacious.” For consecutive years he was named as one of the top ten Commercial Litigation juniors in London under eight years’ call and is now recommended as a Leading Junior in the fields of Banking & Finance, Professional Negligence and Civil Fraud. Previously, he was identified as one of ten “Stars at the Bar” by Legal Week, which described him as “intelligent, thorough, very hardworking” and “unflappable”.

His recent practice includes numerous high-profile civil fraud cases, often with a focus on financial institutions.  These include acting for the claimants in the Avonwick litigation and ECU v HSBC, and acting for the defendants in the Pugachev litigation and Andric v Credit Suisse.  Many of his cases involve an international element, and he has particular experience of offshore jurisdictions (Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and St Lucia) and in Hong Kong and Singapore: recent civil fraud cases in those jurisdictions include Dragon Capital, Equis Special LP and Choi Yuk Ying v Ng Ngok Chuen. He also has extensive experience of international arbitration, particularly under LCIA, SIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules.

In the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners, Nico was described as: “Hard-working, incredibly efficient, highly intelligent and charming” with the editors adding that “he's a fantastic junior to have working on a team”.  It was also particularly noted that he is “highly experienced in conducting cases in multiple jurisdictions”.

Nico speaks fluent French, Italian, Croatian and Serbian, and regularly accepts instructions in those languages. He also has a good working knowledge of Spanish.

WWL says: Nico Leslie is "extremely hardworking” and “great to work with”, according to peers who consider him “a very smart and truly impressive junior”.

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