Ravi Jackson

Ravi Jackson

Call: 2017

“A junior who is a star of the future. The work he does is far ahead of his years of call, showing enormous wisdom and judgement."

- The Legal 500 (2024)

"He is a hardworking, highly intelligent lawyer, with superb drafting skills and excellent strategic nous.”

- The Legal 500 (2024)

“Ravi is the real deal, able way beyond his year of call, bright as a button, and with excellent judgement for one so junior.”

The Legal 500 (2024)

Practice Overview

Ravi specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, civil fraud and asset recovery, banking and financial services, and sanctions.  He is regularly instructed in complex, high-value cases, often with cross-border dimensions, and has substantial experience of heavy interlocutory disputes and trials.  His practice includes appearing both before the English courts and in foreign jurisdictions, in particular in the Middle East.

Ravi is ranked by the Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’ in four practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud, Banking and Finance, and Middle East (Commercial). Clients describe him as “a star of the future” and “the real deal”. He is noted, in particular, for his intellectual ability (“highly intelligent”), quality of written work (“superb drafting skills”) and strategic input (“enormous wisdom and judgement”).

Recent highlights of Ravi’s practice include:

  • Peregrine Aviation Bravo Limited & Ors v Laudamotion & Anr (2021-2023): Acting for the world’s largest aircraft leasing group in a $40m dispute with the Ryanair group relating to the termination of aircraft leasing agreements (led by Bankim Thanki KC and William Edwards).
  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. v YES Bank Limited (2022-Present): Acting for a New York broker/investment bank in a $7m dispute with an Indian commercial bank arising out of the provision of corporate finance services (led by Adrian Beltrami KC).
  • ICC arbitration (2023-Present): Acting in a $70m arbitration seated in London arising out of a hotel development project in Croatia (led by Ali Malek KC).
  • DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2022-2024): Acting in a £14m arbitration seated in the Dubai International Financial Centre arising out of the management of luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • LCIA arbitration (2019-2023): Acting in a $200m dispute arising out of litigation funding agreements (led by (variously) Peter de Verneuil Smith KC and Tom Lowe KC).
  • Tugushev v Orlov & Ors (2021-2022): Acting for a defendant in the long-running Commercial Court proceedings relating to the Russian fishing giant Norebo (led by Hodge Malek KC and James Potts).

Since joining 3VB, Ravi has been instructed in a variety of high-profile cases, including the SKAT litigation (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021) and National Bank of Kazakhstan & Republic of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon & Ors (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020).

In addition to acting as a junior on led matters, Ravi regularly appears as an advocate in his own right in the High Court and the County Court.

In 2020, Ravi was seconded for four months to the Litigation & Investigations department of Allen & Overy LLP. During that time, he worked on a variety of commercial, banking and civil fraud matters, including advising clients on obtaining urgent injunctive relief following cyber-attacks and on compliance with worldwide freezing orders.

Further details of Ravi’s practice are set out below.

Ravi has a busy commercial practice. He is regularly instructed to act in a range of disputes in the Commercial Court, Circuit Commercial Court, Chancery Division and DIFC Courts. In addition, Ravi has extensive experience of acting as a junior in substantial commercial arbitrations, both in England and abroad, under the major sets of institutional rules, including LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL.

Current and recent instructions include:

  • DIAC arbitration (2024-Present): Acting in a DIAC arbitration on behalf of a bank in a fraud claim arising out of the transfer of corporate bonds (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • Republic of Kosovo v ContourGlobal Kosovo LLC (2023-Present): Acting for the claimant in a section 68 challenge to a €20m ICC arbitral award (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • ICC arbitration (2023-Present): Acting in a $70m arbitration seated in London arising out of a hotel development project in Croatia (led by Ali Malek KC).
  • Accuracy Middle East Advisory Ltd v Debelak (2023-Present): Acting in a c. AU$ 800k dispute before the DIFC Courts (sole counsel).
  • Barclay Lawrence v BDO LLP & Stone King LLP (2023-Present): Acting for the claimant in a professional negligence claim arising out of an inheritance tax scheme (led by Jonathan Davies-Jones KC).
  • Saxon Woods Investments Limited v Costs & Ors (2023): Acting for a company in an unfair prejudice petition (led by Peter de Verneuil Smith KC).
  • Acting in a c. £800k dispute arising out of the acquisition of a business providing financial planning advice (2023-Present) (sole counsel).
  • Peregrine Aviation Bravo Limited & Ors v Laudamotion & Anr (2021-2023): Acting for the world’s largest aircraft leasing group in a $40m dispute with the Ryanair group relating to the termination of aircraft leasing agreements (led by Bankim Thanki KC and William Edwards).
  • LCIA arbitration (2020-2023): Acting for an ultra-high-net-worth individual in a $2.2m dispute against his former advisor involving a claim under an indemnity and alleged breaches of confidence / misuse of private information (led by David Head KC).
  • LCIA arbitration (2019-2023): Acting in a $200m dispute arising out of litigation funding agreements (led by (variously) Peter de Verneuil Smith KC and Tom Lowe KC).
  • DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2022-2024): Acting in a £14m arbitration seated in the Dubai International Financial Centre arising out of the management of luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • Expert determination (2022-2023): Acting in a £7m expert determination arising out of a share purchase agreement (led by David Head KC).
  • Tugushev v Orlov & Ors (2021-2022): Acting for a defendant in the long-running Commercial Court proceedings relating to the Russian fishing giant Norebo (led by Hodge Malek KC and James Potts).
  • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors (2020-2021): Acting for a custodian defendant in the £1.5bn fraud claim by the Danish tax authority (led by Saima Hanif KC; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021).
  • LCIA arbitration (2020-2022): Acting in a $4.6m dispute arising out of a joint venture for the development of video games (led by Nicholas Craig KC).
  • UNCITRAL arbitration (2021-2022): Acting in a €4.5m dispute arising out of a joint venture relating to high-end hotels located in Greece (led by Hefin Rees KC).
  • Advising on resisting the enforcement of a €50m ICC award (2022) (led by Hefin Rees KC).
  • Acting for a lessor of an aircraft in a $1m dispute with the lessee relating to maintenance charges and unpaid rent (2021-2022) (sole counsel).
  • Acting for a steel manufacturer in a £1.7m dispute with a distributor (2021) (sole counsel).
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan & Republic of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon & Ors [2020] EWHC 916 (Comm), [2020] 1 CLC 691: Acted for the claimants in the remote trial of a $530m Financial List dispute relating to sums frozen by foreign attachment orders (led by Ali Malek KC, David Quest KC and William Edwards; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020).
  • Atlas Residential Solutions Management UK Ltd & Anr v Greengate SARL [2019] EWHC 2788 (Comm); [2020] EWHC 366 (Comm): Acted for the claimants in a contractual dispute relating to the Anaconda Cut tower in Manchester (led by David Quest KC and Rajesh Pillai; acted as sole counsel in two successful interim applications for relief from sanctions before His Honour Judge Pelling KC and Butcher J, in one case against a silk).
  • Sogexia SARL v R Raphael & Sons plc [2019] EWHC 2577 (Ch): Successfully obtained a (rarely granted) short notice mandatory interim injunction preventing the respondent bank from terminating a payment services agreement (led by Saima Hanif).

Civil fraud and asset recovery is a major part of Ravi’s practice. He has significant experience of claims involving deceit, breach of trust, tracing, conspiracy, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, fraudulent directors, and bank frauds. He has also been involved in a number of cases concerning cyber fraud and cryptoassets.

Current and recent instructions include:

  • DIAC arbitration (2024-Present): Acting in a DIAC arbitration on behalf of a bank in a fraud claim arising out of the transfer of corporate bonds (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2022-2024): Acting in a £14m fraud dispute arising out of the management of luxury hotels in the Middle East (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • Advising on resisting the enforcement in the DIFC of an AED 36m onshore Dubai judgment arising out of an alleged fraud (2023) (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • Acting in a $154m fraud dispute arising out of alleged interference in the bidding process for an Israeli public tender (2022-Present) (sole counsel).
  • Topview Investments Limited & Ors v Atkar & Ors (2021-2023): Acting for two defendants in a multi-party fraud dispute in the Chancery Division concerning the ownership and sale of a hotel in Essex worth around £14m (led by David Head KC).
  • Tugushev v Orlov & Ors (2021-2022): Acting for a defendant in the long-running Commercial Court proceedings relating to the Russian fishing giant Norebo (led by Hodge Malek KC and James Potts).
  • SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors (2020-2021): Acting for a custodian defendant in the £1.5bn fraud claim by the Danish tax authority (led by Saima Hanif KC; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021).
  • TMO Renewables Ltd (in liquidation) v Yeo & Ors: [2021] EWHC 2033 (Ch): Acted for the joint liquidators of a company in a four-week trial of a £40m pound fraud claim against the company’s former directors and advisor (led by Andrew Sutcliffe KC and George McPherson).
  • Acted for the claimant in a dispute arising out of the alleged dissipation of funds from a joint venture concerned with the provision of short-term loans to high-net-worth individuals (sole counsel).
  • Acted for the claimant in a dispute arising out of the alleged dissipation of funds from the bank accounts of a partnership (sole counsel).

Ravi’s practice embraces a broad range of banking and finance disputes including claims involving misselling of financial products, payment services and regulatory investigations. He is also a contributor to the leading practitioner’s textbook on banking law: Paget’s Law of Banking (16th Ed.).

Current and recent instructions include:

  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. v YES Bank Limited (2022-Present): Acting for a New York broker/investment bank in a $7m dispute with an Indian commercial bank arising out of the provision of corporate finance services (led by Adrian Beltrami KC).
  • DIAC arbitration (2024-Present): Acting in a DIAC arbitration on behalf of a bank in a fraud claim arising out of the transfer of corporate bonds (led by Yash Bheeroo).
  • Advising an insurer in a €150m dispute with a manufacturer of specialist electronic equipment (2022) (led by Adrian Beltrami KC).
  • Acting in possession proceedings concerning a property in London worth around £18m (2022-2023) (sole counsel).
  • R (on the application of T) v Financial Conduct Authority [2021] EWHC 396 (Admin); [2021] 1 WLR 3246: Acted for the successful claimants in a commercial judicial review obtaining a rare stay of disciplinary proceedings brought by the FCA in favour of parallel Commercial Court proceedings (led by Saima Hanif KC).
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan & Republic of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon & Ors [2020] EWHC 916 (Comm), [2020] 1 CLC 691: Acted for the claimants in the remote trial of a $530m Financial List dispute relating to sums frozen by foreign attachment orders (led by Ali Malek KC, David Quest KC and William Edwards; one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020).
  • Sogexia SARL v R Raphael & Sons plc [2019] EWHC 2577 (Ch): Successfully obtained a (rarely granted) short notice mandatory interim injunction preventing the respondent bank from terminating a payment services agreement (led by Saima Hanif).
  • Acting for a major bank in an $11m dispute relating to monies held in a client account (2023-Present) (led by Saima Hanif KC).
Winner: UK Bar Awards 2023
The Lawyer Awards 2022: Chambers of the Year