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Elliot Lister

Elliot Lister


Elliot is an experienced litigator with a track record of success in complex and challenging litigation and international arbitrations. He has particular expertise in emergency relief applications and enforcement. He has been consistently recommended by the Legal 500 for a number of years, which has described him as “dedicated and creative.”

Elliot’s international client base includes some of Israel’s largest companies, and he is happy to advise in both Hebrew and English. He has higher rights of audience and has acted as lead counsel in a number of arbitrations. He regularly advises Israeli firms on English law issues and provides expert legal opinions on English law.

Prior to joining Asserson, Elliot worked at two leading Manchester legal practices. He graduated in English and Russian from the University of Birmingham where he was elected as President of the Students Union. He went on to work in human rights and the voluntary sector before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course.

Elliot lives in Modi’in with his wife, children and dog, and enjoys occasionally trying to run off a good whisky.

Examples of recent work

  • Acted in a major fraud and breach of fiduciary claim in relation to a £13m development project in central London. Proceedings involved worldwide freezing orders; summary judgment on part of the claim; an appeal; international enforcement measures; indemnity costs at trial; third party costs claim against funders; and a separate s.423 Insolvency Act claim to reverse old transactions of the judgment debtor by way of enforcement. The claim and enforcement of judgments was managed in five jurisdictions and the case pushed the legal boundaries in respect of managers forfeiting management fees when acting in fraudulent breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Acted for an SPV for the large scale development of residential property in Bulgaria against Credit Suisse’s claim of circa €25 million and counterclaiming for damages potentially in excess of €150 million arising out of Credit Suisse’s apparent breach of contract
  • Acted for a global agrochemical giant in an adhoc arbitration concerning the collapse of a $37 million R&D programme. The tribunal was chaired by Lord Hoffman.
  • Enforced an Israeli judgment for a leading Israeli bank against its former customer in England including obtaining injunctive relief
  • Acted for one of Israel’s largest industrial concerns in successfully resisting a liquidator’s seven figure sterling unfair preference claim arising from the insolvency of one of its customers

Professional Endorsement

“Very professional”, “intelligent and dedicated”, “very experienced”, “combines hard work with an ability to get results.” – Legal 500