Gesa Bukowski is an associate in the Litigation & Investigations Department in the London office of Paul Hastings.
- Aberystwyth University, LLB, 1st Class Honours (2014)
- University College London, LLM (2015)
- BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course (2018)
- Assisted with an internal investigation of allegations concerning money laundering, tax evasion and fraud of an international listed company.
- Assisted with the representation of a defendant subject to corruption and bribery charges.
- Assisted the defendant in multi-claimant data breach High Court proceedings.
- Assisted a group of companies in multi-million pound High Court proceedings concerning collective investment schemes and misrepresentation claims.
- Assisted international gambling companies in ongoing compliance and regulatory matters.
- November 2021: Court of Appeal considers pleading a claim on an extrapolated basis and confirms that each unfair prejudice petition must be determined by reference to the individual company - December 10th, 2021
- Compliance Officer Bulletin: Money Laundering and Financial Crime - December 1st, 2021
- October 2021: Supreme Court interprets “damage” for the purposes of the jurisdictional gateways and Court of Appeal holds that the courts are not bound to accept uncontroverted expert evidence - November 10th, 2021
- September 2021: Court of Appeal considers vicarious liability in sexual abuse case and the parameters of representative actions; and High Court holds a settlement agreement can compromise all claims, even if fraud or dishonesty later comes to light - October 27th, 2021
- August 2021: Supreme Court clarifies the parameters of the tort of lawful act economic duress; Competition Appeal Tribunal grants first ever Collective Proceedings Order; and Privy Council holds that the ‘reflective loss’ rule is a substantive rule of law - September 27th, 2021
- July 2021: Supreme Court grapples with the economic tort of ‘causing loss by unlawful means’; Court of Appeal confirms that conflicts of interest do not overrule an assignment of privilege; and High Court sets out the elements of the novel ‘Marex’ tort - August 18th, 2021
- June 2021: Supreme Court clarifies scope of the duty of care of professional advisers; Court of Appeal confirms that unfair prejudice petition may be based on breach of directors’ duties; High Court and Court of Appeal consider full and frank disclosure - July 26th, 2021
- Court of Appeal Rejects “Empty Formalism” in Allowing a Challenge to the Form of a “Notice of Claim” Clause under an SPA - June 15th, 2021
- May 2021: Court of Appeal rules that prior knowledge should be considered when determining whether a notice of claim contained “reasonable detail”; and a delay of 19 months in delivering judgment is sufficient to vitiate trial judge’s factual conclusions - May 21st, 2021
- April 2021: New rules for trial witness statements; Court of Appeal rules that WP statements are admissible to defend against fraud; and Court of Appeal confirms the Quincecare duty is limited to a financial institution’s customers - May 17th, 2021
- March 2021: Arbitration agreement prevents the enforcement of a US judgment in England; Court of Appeal rules that litigation-funding agreements are not Damages Based Agreements; and High Court considers the “iniquity” exception to legal advice privilege - April 15th, 2021
- U.K. Supreme Court Clarifies the Scope of Section 2(3) of The Criminal Justice Act 1987 by Holding that a Foreign Company cannot be compelled to Produce Documents Held Abroad - March 17th, 2021
- February 2021: solicitor instructs a client to “burn all” on learning of a search order; Supreme Court considers when parent company intervention in a subsidiary might give rise liability in tort; and Barclays prevails in LIBOR rigging case. - March 17th, 2021
- U.K. Gambling Commission Announces New Rules on Game Design Targeting Online Slots - February 19th, 2021
- January 2021: “Last shot missed the target” in competing jurisdiction clauses; Supreme Court rules on Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19 losses; and Court of Appeal determines compatibility of termination clauses with DBA Regulations. - February 10th, 2021
- High Court of England and Wales Allows Challenge of Arbitral Award for “Serious Irregularity” Where the Tribunal Admitted Its Mistake in Calculating Quantum - February 9th, 2021
- December 2020: Defendant-friendly guidance on security for costs; Supreme Court rules on collective actions; the High Court considers orders for “disclosure of specific documents”; and new ICC Rules enter into force - January 10th, 2021
- Protests in Belarus - EU imposes Fresh Sanctions on the Belarusian Regime and Follows the UK, US and Canada in Imposing Sanctions on Lukashenko - November 17th, 2020
- October 2020: Ascertaining the proper law of arbitration agreements; Applying a MAC clause in a COVID-19 world; and Two buses come along at once as the UK Supreme Court hands down two judgments on the illegality defence - November 10th, 2020
- November 2020: The High Court tackles ‘class-action tourism’; When is a deal not a deal? When it is Subject to Contract; and Apparent bias of arbitrators considered by the UK Supreme Court - November 10th, 2020
Engagement & Publications
- Contributed to "Money Laundering and Financial Crime", Compliance Officer Bulletin, Issue 178, August 2020 (Thomson Reuters)
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales
- Member of Paul Hastings' Pro Bono Committee
- Member of Paul Hastings' Diversity & Inclusion Committee