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Elizabeth Fox has experience as a commercial litigator with a focus on civil fraud and contentious insolvency often as part of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She handles matters involving allegations of fraud or misconduct including diversion of business opportunities, secret commissions, bribery, conspiracy, data theft, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidence, and/or breach of contract.

Elizabeth represents a wide range of clients including high net-worth individuals and many of her cases are international in scope. Her experience includes injunctive relief on both the claimant and defendant side such as search orders; freezing and asset preservation orders; delivery-up orders; computer imaging orders; third Party disclosure orders; and other asset recovery techniques. 

Capabilities

Experience

  • Acting for an UHNW client defending a claim for knowing receipt and dishonest assistance with parallel foreign criminal proceedings. Obtained security for costs against a foreign state owned oil company.°
  • Acting for administrators of companies in proceedings involving a large-scale fraud and involving the use of the administrators’ statutory powers and injunctive relief.°
  • Acting for HNW defendants and their companies who were served with a worldwide freezing order in respect of a claim for secret commissions and diversion of profits which was settled in the early stages of litigation namely prior to defences being filed.°
  • Assisting in acting for an UHNW individual in the defence of civil proceedings worth $380m, which resulted in the strike out of the claim and discharge of a worldwide freezing order at first instance.°
  • Acting for a company to remove the Chairman of an arbitral tribunal based on an appearance of bias via the English Court.°
  • Acting for a former director and company secretary in respect of a claim against them for approximately £50m for unpaid taxes and NI. As a result of the work undertaken by the team, the claim was eventually struck out on the basis that, having obtained an Unless Order in respect of disclosure, the claimants failed to comply with that order.°
  • Acting for an employer to secure and serve an order for the delivery-up of confidential information taken by a former employee and computer imaging of that employee's electronic devices.°
  • Advising a number of clients, including in the recruitment sector and estate agent industry, on claims against former employees and/or competitors for the theft of business sensitive confidential information, including customer data and financial information. These cases often include seeking search orders or delivery up orders to secure the return of this information and restraining injunctions to prevent any further misuse of it.°
  • Obtained Norwich Pharmacal relief against a number of banks in order to trace into the proceeds of a fraud and assets purchased with those proceeds.°
  • Advising a client, with assets in excess of $1 billion, on the resilience of their asset structure to litigation.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Certificate of Thanks, City of London, for exemplary voluntary role and invaluable contributions to serving the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic
  • Member, Fraud Women's Network
  • Member, International Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), College of Law
  • B.A., McGill University
  • LL.B., University of Birmingham
Admissions
  • England and Wales