Ms Emily Fischer

Emily Fischer

Lawyer biography

Emily is an Associate (Australian Qualified) in RPC's Commercial Disputes team. She advises clients across a range of sectors in relation to complex commercial disputes and investigations. Prior to joining RPC in 2019, Emily practised as a solicitor in Melbourne, Australia.



Freezing orders: when will past conduct show a real risk of dissipation?
United Kingdom | 07 January 2020

In Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Morimoto, the Court of Appeal overturned a decision to discharge a worldwide freezing order. According to the court, evidence that the respondent had previously assisted her son to dissipate assets, while being aware of an earlier freezing order and judgment against him, demonstrated a real risk of dissipation if a second freezing order was not continued against her.

Anchor defendants: Court of Appeal confirms that no 'sole object' test applies
United Kingdom | 29 October 2019

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that Article 6(1) of the Lugano Convention is not subject to a 'sole object' test. Where claimants have a sustainable claim against an 'anchor defendant' that they intend to pursue to judgment, they can rely on Article 6(1) to bring a foreign co-defendant within the jurisdiction. This decision will be of significant assistance to claimants where one or more co-defendants are domiciled in their preferred jurisdiction.