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Simona Corcoz focuses her practice on complex civil fraud claims as well as general commercial disputes. Her experience includes cross-border disputes and jurisdictional challenges in both litigation and arbitration. She has a strong background advising both corporate and individual clients on civil fraud and conspiracy claims spanning multiple jurisdictions.

Simona counsels clients across a number of sectors, including the Energy and Life Sciences sectors, and is experienced in both defending and bringing claims related to the CIS. She also has considerable in-house and regulatory experience, having worked for the Office of General Counsel of two Big Four professional services firms, a global real estate investment business, and a financial regulator.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Currently representing the first and main defendant in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases for 2020, and one of the largest disputes ever before the Commercial Court, involving alleged secret commissions in the Middle East and Europe. The case raises important issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, and Swiss banking secrecy.
  • Currently acting for the Kingdom of Sweden in pursuit of fraud claims under Maltese and Swedish law seeking in excess of €115 million and obtaining worldwide freezing orders and proprietary injunctions against three of the defendants: Sweden v Serwin [2020] EWHC 486 (Comm).
  • Acted for the claimant in a conspiracy and fraudulent misrepresentation claim for non-payment of sums owed for the supply of crude oil in excess of U.S. $100 million.°
  • Acted for the applicant/defendant in a case involving the complex interplay between service of applications outside of the jurisdiction and alternative service in the context of the Hague Service Convention.°
  • Acted for the claimant in relation to LCIA proceedings arising out of breach of a funding agreement.°
  • Acted for a high-net-worth individual in relation to a claim for professional negligence against their former solicitors.°
  • Acted for the claimant in a claim for breach of competition law warranties in a Share and Purchase Agreement in the context of an underlying Competition and Markets Authority investigation with issues of limitation and loss crystallisation.°

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

  • Junior Investigator, Enforcement & Financial Crime Division, Financial Conduct Authority, 2013
  • Assistant Manager – Secondee, Office of General Counsel, KPMG UK, 2018
  • Trainee Solicitor – Secondee, Office of General Counsel, PGIM Real Estate, 2015
  • Legal Advisor, Office of General Counsel, PwC UK, 2013-2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Member, Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer, Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre – SPITE Programme, 2020-2021
  • Alumni Mentor, King’s College London – King’s Connect Mentoring Programme, 2020-Present

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Practice Course, Distinction, University of Law - Moorgate
  • LL.B., First Class Honours, King's College London
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • Romanian, Native
  • Spanish, Conversational