Kofi Mills-Bampoe

Kofi Mills-Bampoe

Partner


Kofi Mills-Bampoe is a highly experienced commercial litigator and solicitor-advocate. He is frequently instructed in High Court proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions and parties, often also with complex litigation or arbitration proceedings being conducted in parallel.

Kofi’s practice encompasses civil fraud, company and shareholder disputes, director misfeasance claims, contractual warranty claims, complex financial product disputes and related regulatory and insolvency issues. He has also represented clients across a broad range of sectors including banking, private equity, energy, manufacturing and media, though he has particular experience of acting both for and against financial institutions and investment companies. Prior to joining CANDEY, Kofi spent over a decade working at Macfarlanes and Linklaters, where he also trained as a solicitor. 

Kofi joined CANDEY in August 2020 from a leading civil fraud litigation practice, where he acted primarily on matters involving Russian and CIS parties and led the conduct of large-scale freezing injunctions, search orders, international asset recovery and jurisdictional disputes. Kofi was also previously seconded to the Royal Bank of Canada for almost a year, managing a broad range of litigation and contentious regulatory matters across the European and the Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.

Notable recent instructions include:

  • Acting for Nissan in a €150 million High Court claim against a leading Italian battery manufacturer, which settled after a 6-week trial.
  • Acting for a prominent individual on post-judgment freezing order and appeal issues arising from a multi-million pound fraud claim.
  • Acting for a Russian state-owned bank in relation to an alleged £200 million fraud conspiracy involving multiple other parties.
  • Acting for the liquidator of a Russian bank to obtain and enforce a worldwide freezing order and related relief in relation to a £1.3 billion cross-border fraud (Vneshprombank v Georgy Bedzhamov & Ors).
  • Acting for the British Bankers’ Association in relation to claims (and US criminal proceedings) arising from manipulation of the USD LIBOR benchmark by various international banks (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v Barclays Bank PLC & Ors).
  • Acting for a leading European private equity firm in relation to claims arising from its acquisition of a classic car business.
  • Acting for a prominent Indian businessman in relation to an internal investigation by a UK listed company, and related claims (and regulatory investigations) in respect of alleged misfeasance and joint venture agreements.
  • Acting for the successful Bahraini corporate claimant at first instance and on appeal in a $200 million telecommunications dispute (BMIC Limited v Chinnakannan Sivasankaran & Siva Limited).


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