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Hannah is a highly experienced commercial litigator representing individuals and corporations in relation to high-value and complex disputes which frequently involve multiple jurisdictions.

Hannah focuses in the area of disputes arising from business failure and formal insolvency process whether domestic or foreign. Hannah also provides clear and practical advice on asset recovery and asset protection both for creditors and debtors.

Hannah frequently acts for directors in the context of delinquent businesses where serious allegations of fraud and misconduct are made by the company, shareholders, creditors or an office holder –these will include claims for wrongful or fraudulent trading or disqualification proceedings. Hannah also acts for insolvency practitioners, both pre- and post-appointment, bankrupts, and companies subject to debt recovery.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented client in obtaining a worldwide freezing order in relation to $120 million civil fraud claim concerning over 40,000 pension savers and currently leading team dealing with the substantive proceedings.
  • Currently acting for directors of three public companies in relation to allegations of misfeasance and breach of fiduciary duty brought by liquidators.
  • Defended an ultra-high-net-worth individual in civil fraud proceedings worth $380 m, following what was the longest running remote trial in the Commercial Court.°
  • Currently acting for European private bank in relation to claims brought by liquidator recognized under the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations.°
  • Acting for creditor of high-net-worth individual in challenging individual voluntary arrangement on grounds of a material irregularity in the conduct of a creditors’ meeting and subsequently defending appeal and request for permission in the Supreme Court.°
  • Obtained security for costs for individual caught up in fraud proceedings brought by Russian state supported company.°
  • Represented three BVI-based companies responding to an ex parte freezing injunction in relation to assets worth over £8m, resulting in the injunction and underlying Insolvency Act proceedings being withdrawn, and 95% of the clients' legal costs being paid by the other side.°
  • Advised a high-profile director in respect of disqualification proceedings and obtaining an order granting leave to continue to act as a director.°
  • Advised broker in relation to disciplinary proceedings by employer and potential proceedings by FSA in relation to complex metal trades which had exposed employer to a potential loss of over £100 million.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Blom-Cooper prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA), 2015-Present
  • Member, Fraud Women’s Network (FWN), 2011-Present
    • Steering Committee Member 2015-2020

Credentials

Education
  • LPC, College of Law London, 2000
  • CPE/Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, London, 1998
  • B.A., Liverpool University, 1996
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • French, Conversational